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Fishing Reports


DATE: Thursday May 26th .
NOTABLE BAG: 5 fish weighing 13lb 4oz for John Wood.
BEST RAINBOW: 4lb 12oz for John Wood.
BEST BROWN: Many wild brownies.
BEST BLUE: Several weighing 3lb.
BANK ROD AV: 5.50 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 4.85 fish per angler.
Sport: Landing 6 trout from the bank at 2 trees today was B Stanley. He caught on several different patterns including blobs and buzzers and as well as the fish landed he hooked a big fish that took off for the east bank taking all his line before shedding the hook. Also having a good day was Dave Hitchen who landed 5 fish. Dave also found his fish at 2 trees and like other anglers caught on different flies. Our own Pete and Mick Glancey took a boat for just a few hours and headed for the causeway where they caught 8 fish between them. They caught on both a washing line set up with nymphs and on daddy long legs. Tony Pollit and Kieth Jacklin have had a 3 day fishing trip with us and have had a great time. Today they caught 6 fish from ten acre foot on the east bank. Their best flies were viva, muddler minnow and buzzers. Top catch today goes to John Wood with 17 fish. John had a super day on midas and Shipmans buzzer dry flies whilst drifting around the bouy line and eaking shallows area. Included in Johns haul were top quality rainbows weighing up to almost 5lb. As good a day on dries as i have had said John. Syotw.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:02 pm May 26, 2016

DATE: Wednesday May 25th .
NOTABLE CATCHES: 20 Fish Derek Moore, 13 fish Ken Whiteside
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish for 7lb 8oz Mark Diamond
BEST RAINBOW: 4lb Mr Duckworth
BANK ROD AV: 6.43 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 4.40 fish per angler
Sport: A quieter day at stocks but those that fished caught well. On the bank Mick Clancey had 8 fish in a short half day session on a Black Dancer at Two Trees. Also on the bank Mark Diamond caught 7 fish weighing in 3 fish for 7lb 8oz but top rod on the bank was Ken Whiteside with 13 fish on his “udf” fly this included a tagged fish winning him a £50 tackle voucher. Out on the boats Mr Appleton failed too tempt ant trout but did tempt one of stocks rarer inhabitants catching a perch from Davy Jones. Top rod thought goes to Stocks regular Derek Moore who caught and released 20 trout on dries from the Causeway and Buoy line with a Midas and foam daddy being his top pattern. An amendment on last nights report the air ambulance pairs is Sunday the 5th June my mistake sorry guys. See you out there pete

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:00 pm May 25, 2016

DATE:                                Tuesday May 24th .
REPORT AUTHOR         Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES:   19 fish Paul Bebb and Rob Shelton
NOTABLE BAG:              5 fish for 14lb 4oz Graham Hart
BEST RAINBOW:           Several at 3lb 8oz
BEST BROWN:               3lb Gary Williams
BEST BLUE:                    3lb 8oz Graham Hart
BANK ROD AV:              4.2 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:              4.25 fish per angler
Sport: Today was definitely a day of two halves with flat calm warm and sunny this morning transformed into cold and windy this afternoon. The anglers on the bank had success though with regular Ray Entwistle taking 5 fish from Bell Point with a fritz lure on a floating line. Also with 5 fish was Eric Parsons but the top rod from the bank with 8 with including a 5 fish bag tipping the scales at 14lb 4oz was Graham Hart, Graham took most of his fish from Hartleys on bloodworms and buzzers fished on a floating line. On the boats things were a little trickier but Gary Williams caught well and finished with 6 fish but guide Paul Bebb who was out with Rob Shelton found fish on the feed at the Causeway and finished the day with 19 fish their best methods were washing lining nymphs and dries good angling guys on a tricky day. Just a reminder guys a week on Saturday is the Air Ambulance Charity blind pairs match if you would like to participate please contact the lodge as this normally fills up fast and is for a great cause. Also one for the diary is the weekend 18th and 19th June which is the two day odds and sods eliminator for the England team the entries will be closing soon so if you do want to do this get your name down now. See you out there Pete

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 9:00 pm May 24, 2016

Sport: The best catches today went to the boats in the northern end of the lake. Ricky Newbolt had a good day afloat landing 8 good rainbows. Ricky found most of his fish at willow island with a cats whisker booby on a floating line his best tactic. Also enjoying good sport were Rob Keeber and Roy Grey who netted 14 fish between them. Their best areas were along newclose bay to eaking shallows and along the bouy line with boobys and snakes on floating and di3 sinking lines taking the majority of their fish. Out for just a few hours was Andrew Roscall who tempted 8 trout. Once again the northern shallows was the best spot with damsels on a floating line taking the fish. Syotw.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:28 pm May 23, 2016

DATE:                                     Sunday May 22nd.
REPORT AUTHOR              Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES:        15 fish Graham Bell 13 fish Ian Ritchie
NOTABLE BAG:                   5 fish for 14lb 13oz Ian Ritchie
BEST RAINBOW:                5lb 10oz Ian Ritchie
BEST BROWN:                    Several around 2lb
BEST BLUE:                         4lb 13oz Stuart Halford
BANK ROD AV:                   1.75 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                   6.11 fish per angler
Sport: Todays bright conditions made for fairly tricky conditions from the bank but Carl Price found buzzers working fished on a floating line from Petes Point and landed 5 fish to 3lb. Today we also hosted the final round of the Rio 4’s where 5 teams have battled it out over 3 rounds to see who is this years champions. This round is a little different to the last two which have been fished as pairs today the anglers fished as individuals with a random boat draw. After a quick start the angling slowed down this afternoon but at the end of the day when the fish were weighed in the top 5 anglers were
1st Ian Ritchie 13 fish for 30lb 3oz
2nd Graham Bell 15 fish for 29lb 8oz
3rd Steve Bland 12 fish for 24lb 13oz
4th Ian Gaskell 10 fish for 21lb 11oz
The 20 anglers in the competition caught 146 fish which a rod average of 7.3 fish per angler the best methods for the day were pulling lures on sinking lines and washing lining nymphs. The real interest though was in the team standings at the end of the day
1st Stocks Falcons- day 1 4 points
day 2 9 points
day 3 27 points
total 40 points

2nd Tannahill Raiders day 1 12 points
day 2 5 points
day 3 34 points
total 51 points

3rd The Barracudas day 1 12 points
day 2 14 points
day 3 47 points
total 73 points

4th Stocks Cormorants day 1 15 points
day 2 16 points
day 3 46 points
total 77 points

5th Stocks Harriers day 1 12 points
day 2 11 points
day 3 56 points
total 79 points
The winning team receives an £800 tackle voucher to spend on any Rio products the second place team receive a £400 voucher and the third place team each receive a Rio Gold floating line
Great angling guys over the three days a full list of the individual results are below as well as team photos. Outside the competition Ryan Feber caught 15 fish on dries and pulling lures when it went bright. see you out there Pete


Tannahill Raiders Rio 4's 2016 Runners up

Tannahill Raiders Rio 4’s 2016 Runners up

Stocks Falcons Rio 4's 2016 Champions

Stocks Falcons Rio 4’s 2016 Champions

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:52 pm May 22, 2016

DATE:                                       Saturday May 21st
REPORT AUTHOR                Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:          15 fish for Shaun Ramshaw
NOTABLE BAG:                     5 fish for 15lbs 4oz for Chris Skerratt
BEST RAINBOW:                  4lbs for Andy Pollard
BEST BROWN:                       6lbs 10oz for Chris Skerratt
BEST BLUE:                            5lbs for Chris Ramshaw
BANK ROD AV:                      3.50 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                      4.06 fish per angler
Sport: Once again it was a pleasure to play host to Stuart Halford and his annual Mal de Mer competition, which is an extremely relaxed affair, more a gathering of friends. However this season there was a clear winner! Chris Skerratt had a cracking day fishing small boobies and wets to build up a great bag of five that tipped the scales to 15lbs 4oz. His bag included a brownie of 6lbs 10oz.
The top rod on the boats was Shaun Ramshaw who fished two boobies on a fast glass to tempt 15 trout. His best area was the Northern Shallows where he caught eleven fish up to 5lbs. Good angling Shaun.
On the shore Colin Riley got off to a great start when his first trout to the net had red tag in its dorsal fin. Colin claimed the bounty of £100 in tackle. Colin caught four more trout on boobies twitched across the surface on a floater.
There were other good catches today but some of the anglers were keeping their cards close to their chests. Tight Lines Ben

Colin Riley caught another tagged fish today winning him a £100 tackle voucher.

Colin Riley caught another tagged fish today winning him a £100 tackle voucher.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:10 pm May 21, 2016

DATE: Friday May 20th .
REPORT AUTHOR           Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES:      12 fish Peter Andrews 10 fish Anton Gysbers
NOTABLE BAG:                 5 fish 20lbs Will Shelton
BEST RAINBOW:              10lb 5os Will Shelton
BEST BROWN:                  2lb 8oz John Fletcher
BEST BLUE:                       4lb Will Shelton
BANK ROD AV: 4.25 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 5.67 fish per angler
Sport: Anton Gysbers was out on the bank today and found his flashback Diawl Bachs to the fishes liking taking 10 fish from Barns Quarry and Hartleys, also on the bank John Fletcher took 4 fish on a floating line from the jetty area. On the boats Paul was out with regulars Will and Rob Shelton who had 11 fish on Diawl Bachs, Boobies and Cormorants this included a 10lb 5oz rainbow(see pic) and a 4lb blue both caught by young will top angling guys. Stocks regular peter Andrews was also out on a boat and caught and released 12 fish from the Northern Shallows, Peter was fishing buzzers and most took his “Munchkin” buzzer on the top dropper. See you out there Pete

Will Shelton 10lb 5oz Rainbow

Will Shelton 10lb 5oz Rainbow

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:18 pm May 20, 2016

DATE: Thursday May 19th .
NOTABLE CATCHES: 26 fish for Felicity Appleton and Derek Moore.
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish weighing 7lb 13 oz for Mike Westacott.
BEST RAINBOW: 3lb 8oz for Derek Moore.
BEST BROWN: 2lb 8oz for Derek Moore.
BEST BLUE: Several weighing 3lb.
BANK ROD AV: 3.00 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 4.40 fish per angler
Sport: The boats had the best of the sport today with most anglers catching a few but all said they had loads of pulls and were hooking and losing a lot of fish. There was an exception though, Felicity Appleton and Derek Moore had a super day with both anglers landing 10+ trout. They found their fish in Hollins bay and Bell point. After trying different tactics in the morning a switch to di3 and fast glass sinking lines brought success. Their best flies were various shades of blob and cats whisker booby with their fish being caught tight into the margins in shallow water. Syotw.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:08 pm May 19, 2016

DATE: Wednesday May 18th .
NOTABLE CATCHES: 12 fish John Sykes
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish for 8lb John Sykes
BEST RAINBOW: 3lb Bob Fitzpatrick
BEST BROWN: Several around 2lb
BEST BLUE: 4lb Tony Newman
BANK ROD AV: 0 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 6.00 fish per angler
Sport: Today was once again Mid Week Drifters time. This week we had twelve anglers taking to the water in our friendly group which is steadily growing and becoming a very popular event todays anglers caught 75 fish between them with George Ashton, Bob Fitzpatrick, Sean Gaskell and Derek Moore all into double figures but top rod today was John Sykes with 12 fish. John also won the heaviest bag prize of a fly line with a 3 fish bag weighing exactly 8lb, john spend most of the day on buzzers in the Northern Shallows but plenty of fish were caught around newclose and the bouy line as well. We had yet another tagged fish caught today Tony Newman bagged himself a full day 5 fish ticket for his tag. See you out there Peter

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:33 pm May 18, 2016

DATE:                             Tuesday May 17th .
NOTABLE CATCHES: 20 fish Paul Bebb and Rowland Webster
NOTABLE BAG:            5 fish for 13lb Roland Webster
BEST RAINBOW:         4lb Tim Taylor
BEST BROWN:              1lb wildie by Keith Hilton
BEST BLUE:                  3lb Paul Bebb
BANK ROD AV:             1.75 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:             6.83 per angler
Sport:Today has definitely been a day for the boat anglers. Keith Hilton Fished Diawl Bachs on a midge tip in the Causeway to finish the day with 7 fish. Stocks regular Bob Fitzpatrick was once in among the fish with 8 fish taken from all over the reservoir on dries and nymphs. Top boat though goes to Paul Bebb and Roland Webster who had a cracking 20 fish to the boat from the buoy line area fishing boobys, cormorants and wets on a floating line and even had a few on dries good angling guys!! On the bank things were a little trickier with Mr. Ward being top rod with 4 fish, he caught his fish using a washing line method with boobies and buzzers. We did have another tagged fish from the bank Tim Taylor wins himself a full day 5 fish ticket well done Tim. See you out there Pete

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:55 pm May 17, 2016

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