LATEST Fishing Report 7th May

Fishery Report at 7th May 20121-

The last 12 days has seen 298 trout taken for 154 visits giving a rod average of just under 2 fish per rod visit. 232 trout taken were 2lb + with the best weighing 4lbs. For the season to date 4270 trout have been stocked with 2529 taken up to and including Thursday 6th May. A further stocking of approximately 400 fish will take place next week.(ie w/c 10th May). The various and many vagaries of the weather have seen varied and unpredictable sport to say the least. The cold frosty nights and biting east / north easterly winds often resulted in the fish going deep and you had to ‘get down a bit’ to attract a fish or two. Bloodworm patterns fished on floating lines with long leaders have proved successful at times like this as have intermediate lines and small lure patterns  particularly in black and green; white and green and olive.    On other days when it was calmer and milder there have been some really good rises and fish have been taken just under the surface on buzzers and small nymphs and indeed on the top with shiphams; bobs bits and shuttlecock emergers. Interestingly fish have shown close along the bank and a cast at forty five degrees along the bank has often proved more successful than going ‘straight out’.  Best spots depending on wind direction ( and indeed the fish have preferred a bit of ripple) have been the swims just by the club house; the outlet on the east bank; cromer pier and gravels on the north bank; the first two swims on the peninsular;  the top north west corner and the first 3 swims on the south bank down from the haul road bridge. However I am sure members have caught some fish from other areas as the fish are now spread well out around the lake.

Enjoy your fishing

Roger