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STOCKS RESERVOIR RE OPENS ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22ND FOR OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON.

Our opening weekend for the 2020 season will be on Saturday February 22nd and Sunday 23rd. It’s our 25th season of running Stocks and we will be celebrating this with a variety of events and promotions throughout the year. Starting with our opening weekend, which will include special celebratory tagged fish and a selection of prizes for angers over both the weekend days.

Our trout are in awesome condition, helped by the mild winter. We will be stocking the reservoir in full, ready for the opening day on February 22nd. This year we have loads of 3-4lbs fish and some big double figure specimens so be prepared!

We are open for both boat and accommodation bookings now, not just for the opening weekend but for the whole of the 2020 season. Our contact details are as follows: Email: stocksfishery@gmail.com Landline: 01200446602 Mobile: 07896000939 or you can contact us by Facebook Messenger.

We are really looking forward to seeing you all at the fishery ‘rods a bending’ and we’d like to wish you all the very best for the 2020 season. Tight Lines Ben

Stocks fishery report: 30th September to 7th October
Top Rod: Gavin Murray with 7 fish taken fishing hothead damsels and cormorants in the margins on a di3 sweep
Best Fish: 11 ½ lb caught by Duncan Watson on a hothead damsel
Rod average: 2.11
5 Flies to Try:
Hothead Damsel
Foam Daddy
Pearly cormorant
Sunburst Blob
Beaded Pea (Green Pea tied with a florescent bead)
Top Areas:
Bank:
Hollins Bay to Bell Point
Boat:
Northern Shallows
Hollins Bay
The Alders
Autumn has definitely arrived with colder temperatures and a full reservoir. The conditions and water level have settled down and the fishing improved towards the end of this week with a rod average of over 4 on Sunday. The fish are tight in and on the move so stay mobile and don’t be afraid to cast parallel to the bank. When the conditions are calmer fish are moving confidently in the surface and are being picked off by anglers fishing foam daddies and other dries.
We are hoping for more settled conditions and the continuation of the improvement in sport over the next week.
We are taking bookings for our popular fishing holidays and have a fantastic 25% off offer if you book before the 1st of December. Email info@stocksreservoir.com for more information and to book.
Ebay shop continues to be updated with the latest deals! https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/stocksflyfishery
Tight lines,

Foxy

Stocks fishery report: 23rd-29th September

Top Rod: John Sykes with 9 fish. John fished a slow intermediate and two foam daddy long legs, casting along the margins in the northern shallows and curry’s cast. Figure of eighting them back produced 9 fish including a 8lb 2oz rainbow
Best Fish: 8lb 2oz caught by John Sykes

Rod average: 2.45

5 Flies to Try:
Hothead Damsel
Foam Daddy
Red Holographic UV Cruncher
Tequila Fusion Blob
Beaded Pea (Green Pea tied with a florescent bead)

Top Areas:
Bank:
Hollins Bay to Bell Point

Boat:
Currys Cast
Northern Shallows
Hollins Bay

Sport has steadily picked up over this week with anglers who braved the tough conditions being rewarded with action. The fish are tight in and responding well to damsels and green peas. Casting down the bank has produced many of the fish taken.
The reservoir has filled over the weekend so there’s plenty of fresh ground around the margins for fish to move in on. Not to mention how pretty the lake looks now!

We have also added a few new listings to our Ebay shop, price matched in the shop if you’d rather pop in! Check them out here:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/stocks Fly Fishery online
Tight Lines,

Foxy

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Stocks fishery report: 17th-23rd September 2019
Rod average: 1.7
Top Rod: Terry Farrell 8 fish
Biggest fish: Steve Martin 11lb 8oz
Top bank areas:
Hollins bay
Bell point
Top boat areas:
Northern shallows
Causeway
Curry’s cast

Five flies to try:
Blue Flash Damsel
Sunburst Blob
Green Pea
Foam Daddy Long Legs
Junglecock Diawl Bach

A week of two halves with early signs promising! 12 fish for Wayne Dent and Adam Ingraham who caught over the Northern Shallows with sunburst blobs on fast intermediate lines. Sport started to get harder as strong winds and bright skies came, fish were still coming out to the persistent angler and we saw a few 7-11lb fish out over the weekend.
The Stocks and Shares Comp was held on Saturday and won by Andy Cooper with 2 fish bagging him £20 + a cash prize and 4 packets of Fnf Fritz, Colin Fitzjohn was second again getting £20 for his fish a further cash prize and 4 Packets of Fnf Fritz
Sunday morning was…wet, to say the least! The heavy downpours eventually gave way to a lovely afternoon and misty evening with fish moving well tight in along Hollins Bay- Bell Point. We stocked Sunday afternoon and with the level set to rise again we should see an increase in the sport!

The last day of the season will be the 4th of November

Tight lines!

Foxy