FISHING REPORT 6th November 2019

Well clear cool water has most certainly livened up our catch rate and this last 9 days has seen 220 trout caught with a rod average of just on 2 per visit. It is also great to see some limit bags now showing in returns- the first ones for months!!! Super quality fish are being caught with the vast majority 2lb + and a good sprinkling of 3 pounders. Most fish caught have been near the surface or definitely within the top two feet of water so floating lines have proved most popular. As to patterns to use these have been many and varied with depth, speed of retrieve and location being the main things to concentrate on. I know of fish being caught on buzzers;  daiwl bachs; black and  green montana; foam bodied daddies;  shiphams; hoppers; damsels  and orange lures and I expect other patterns have caught also. Top spots remain on the north bank gravels and adjacent swims; the south bank from point to club hut and the middle of the west bank. Members have also seen some decent rises by the outlet but I am not aware of many fish being caught in that area. Fishing in a ripple where possible has provided best sport although quite a few fish are showing when conditions are calm although these are proving more choosy! A further stocking is planned during this month (date to be agreed) so the decent fishing should hopefully continue and help make up for those dour, desperate and disappointing summer months.

Roger – 6.11.19