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LATEST Fishing Report 18th May 2022

Fishery Report at 18th May 2022

The last ten days has seen the good fishing continuing with 135 rod visits catching 398 Trout giving a rod average of  2.9 fish per rod visit. 340 of these were 2lbs +with the best just on 4lbs. The delivery of fish planned for next week was brought forward to yesterday (Tuesday) making the stocking to date 4450 fish with 2535 caught to date. As mentioned in my last report this is the final spring stocking and no more will be going in until probably late September. Based on stocking v caught and allowing for some predation we estimate there is probably 1800 fish in the lake which is the maximum number we would want to go into the summer months with so there are still plenty to go at. Best methods over the last ten days would seem to be floating lines with smallish  (size 10 and under) patterns in black and green such as montanas or cormorants ; small goldheads in olive or white and green; hares ears; red or black daiwl bachs; red buzzers and if the fish are right on top a small midas or emergers such as bobs bits; shuttlecocks or popper hoppers especially if there is a bit of a ripple on. Favourite areas have been the top bay on the haul road swims;  the first 3 platforms at the top of the south bank; the top north west corner; the gravels on the north bank; the swims in the reeds at the east end and the swims just up and down from the club hut although fish are being taken from most areas of the lake.

This Sunday should see Members competing for the Eric Kett Memorial Trophy. The match starts at 9am and finishes at 1 pm. If you are fishing on Sunday but do not want to enter the match could I please ask that you do not fish on any of the numbered pegs set out either before or during the Match. It is just not fair on competitors to arrive at their peg and find it has been fished either before or during the match by a non- competitor – thank you.


Wow, what a fish!

Derek had 3 hours yesterday afternoon on our lake, weather was wicked and casting difficult but with some perseverance and exceptional good luck, he had 2 takes, first fish around 2lb leap out of the water and threw the hook, that’s him thinking it’s going to be another blank, however, after a further 40 mins, he hooked another fish and this time the hook held, to his astonishment he landed a PB, 6 lb 4oz rainbow. His first trout in over 5 years, on his 2nd trip to the lake.

Well done Derek.

Tagged fish – congratulations to Bill B for catching this fish. Whiskey on its way!

Tom Pearson’s widow kindly gave the Club all Tom’s fly tying materials, hooks and flies.

We have managed to sell these and raised over £700. With the agreement of Mrs Pearson we are using the money to tag one large fish each year. That was put in last week. Who ever catches and kills the fish then needs to present the tag to a member of the Committee and chose their favourite bottle of whisky.

I am sure that non whisky drinkers can choose something else – I did hear that chocolate might be an option – that could be a lot of chocolate!

Anyway something to aim for!