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DATE:                                         Monday May 2 nd.
REPORT AUTHOR                  Paul.
NOTABLE CATCHES:             10 fish for Mark Tyndall. 8 for Liam Gaskell. 10 for Tony Taylor.
NOTABLE BAG:                        3 fish weighing 7lb 8oz for Bob Richardson.
BEST RAINBOW:                     Several weighing 3lb.
BEST BROWN:                         some wildies.
BEST BLUE:                              Several weighing 3lb.
BANK ROD AV:                        6.00 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV:                        4.46 fish per angler.
Sport: Today Stocks hosted THE ZONE competition. This is a competition where the lake is split in to 5 zones with the first fish from each zone being worth 5 points and any subsequent fish from that zone being worth 1 point. 12 anglers took part and I am glad to say it was fished in the spirit it was intended. The control of the engine changed, or stayed with, the captor of the last fish. The 2016 ZONE Champion was Mark Tyndall who amassed a total of 47 points! This means that he completed one circuit and then got two thirds around a second. Good angling Mark. Mark caught most of his fish on an Aussie. Darren Booth and Ian Gaskell had a great tussle in their boat with the control of the engine swapping regularly. They finished up with Darren on 36 points and Ian on 32. Bob Fitzpatrick and Liam Gaskell had 14 trout to their boat and came third and 5th. The full results are below. Everyone said that it was great fun and very different to anything else they had fished, they all want to fish it again.
The best catch from the bank today went to Tony Taylor with 10 fish. Tony fished near Bens beach with cats booby on a di6 sinking line being his best tactic. Landing 7 fish from the point was Carl Price. Carl caught his fish from the point on buzzers on a floating line. Syotw

zone results

The zone competitors: Left to right: Liam Gasskell, Ian Gaskell, Shaun Gaskell, Bob Fitzpatrick, John Turner,Derek Moore, Mark Tyndall (The ZONE champion) Ian Greenwood, Peter Scholes, Gary Martin, Paul Johnson and Darren Booth

The zone competitors: Left to right: Liam Gasskell, Ian Gaskell, Shaun Gaskell, Bob Fitzpatrick, John Turner,Derek Moore, Mark Tyndall (The ZONE champion) Ian Greenwood, Peter Scholes, Gary Martin, Paul Johnson and Darren Booth

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:19 pm May 2, 2016

Just a quick report tonight as I have very few returns to talk of. It was fantastic to see the great Charles Jardine at the fishery today. He wasn’t fishing himself but had brought the England youth for a training session ready for their international match on Lough Leane. They caught plenty of trout between them fishing without drogues and away from blobs and boobies. Good angling fellers and all the best of luck in Ireland. I’d also like to give a ‘big thumbs up’ to Tom Gott and James Atkinson for their support and help to the England Youth Team.
Outside the youth I do know that Derek Moore had 13 trout, mainly up at the Northern Shallows but also in Hollins and at the Dam.
James Atkinson and Tom Gott went back out after the youth had left and found rising fish all across the Dam area. I think they caught about sixteen between them.
I am not sure what the rod average would have been today but it would have been very respectable.
One bit of news that went under the radar was that Elliot Horrocks caught a tagged on Friday that won him the new Greys Comp Special Powerlux 1000 fly rod. If you haven’t tried one of these rods you must! It has become ‘my first reach rod’ after just two outings. I love it! It uses the same nano-technology that is used in the Hardy Sintrix…..and you can tell. Congrats Elliot and enjoy.
This season anglers catching tagged trout have won £1470 worth of tackle and four free days fishing. The tagged trout that are currently at large in the reservoir are carrying prizes with a total value of over £1500! Tight Lines Ben

Ps loads of cuckoos here at the moment.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:59 pm May 1, 2016

DATE: Saturday April 30 th.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCHES: See below.
NOTABLE BAG: n/a.
BEST RAINBOW: 5lb for Mark Morris.
BEST BROWN: 5lb for Mark Morris.
BEST BLUE: 4lb for Mark Morris.
BANK ROD AV: 11.40 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 5.46 fish per angler.
Sport: Just a quick note from yesterday. There were few anglers about due to the awful weather but considering that they both did well. Paul Peters landed 10 trout from Petes point. He fished a booby on a sinking line. Fishing from the dam wall was Elliot Horrocks who caught 7 fish on a dawsons nomad including a tagged fish that won him a Greys GR 70 competition special rod! Worth coming. Fishing the bank today in Hollins bay and Hollins point was Mark Morris who had great sport landing 14 fish including a brownie at 5lb a rainbow at 5lb and a blue trout weighing 4lb, cracking fish which all fell to an olive leach on a midge tip line. Tony Taylor fished from Bell point where he caught 23 trout. Tony opted for a di3 sinking line with a booby on the point and nymphs on droppers with the booby taking the lions share of the fish. David Jacks and Tim Taylor landed 17 fish between them from Bell point and at the jetty. They caught on lures and Montana. George Ashton and Jose had a super day afloat with 27 fish to their boat. George caught his fish on lures on a fast glass line whilst Jose fished a floating line with an olive nomad. They caught fish from all areas. Derek Moore and Gary Martin also had a good day with Gary enjoying his best day ever landing 10 good trout. Garys best tactic was to fish lures on a floating line whilst Derek fished similar patterns on a fast glass line. The England youth team were out on the water today for a training session with all of them catching fish. I didn’t manage to get all their returns but they all enjoyed their day. They will be out again tomorrow. Syotw.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 9:07 pm April 30, 2016

DATE: Thursday April 28 th.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCHES: See below.
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish weighing 12 lb for Mike Goldwater.
BEST RAINBOW: 8lb for Mike Goldwater.
BEST BROWN: n/a.
BEST BLUE: Several weighing 3lb.
BANK ROD AV: 8.75 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 5.28 fish per angler.
Sport: Super fishing today with a couple of areas standing out. Fishing the bank next to the jetty were fishing pals Ian Jackson and Mark Simpson who had some great sport. They both caught on Dawsons olive and green pea on floating lines, both anglers caught 12 trout and they each took a tagged fish worth a £100 tackle voucher! Good angling. Out on a boat were Hugh Fowler and David Warwick who caught 15 trout between them. They caught most of their fish in Hollins bay on sinking lines and lures. Also out on a boat were David Uff, Mike Goldwater and Bob Elias who tempted 18 fish between them. Their best spot was Grindy lawn up by the dam where black buzzers and damsels on floating lines were their best tactic. Syotw.

Mark Simpson and Ian Jackson both had equally brilliant days fishing! Amazingly they both had twelve trout to 3lbs 8oz, they both caught a tagged fish and they both won a £100 tackle voucher! They are both doing the lottery tonight!

Mark Simpson and Ian Jackson both had equally brilliant days fishing! Amazingly they both had twelve trout to 3lbs 8oz, they both caught a tagged fish and they both won a £100 tackle voucher! They are both doing the lottery tonight!

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:14 pm April 28, 2016

DATE:                                            Wednesday April 27th.
REPORT AUTHOR                     Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:               10 fish for Ben Wile
NOTABLE BAG:                          3 fish for 11lbs 8oz Joan Lindsay
BEST RAINBOW:                        7lbs for Joan Lindsay
BEST BLUE:                                2lbs 8oz Tony Taylor
BANK ROD AV:                          4.17 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                           3.75 fish per angler
Sport: We had weather from all four seasons today, but on the whole it was considerably better than the forecast would have you believe.
When the breeze dropped away, as it did several times, the trout were straight up to the surface sipping emerging buzzer and the breeze picked up again they would go down again.
Joan Lindsay had another 7lb rainbow today part of her 11lb 11oz bag of three. (Pictured below with its twin from last week) she caught on diawl bachs, buzzer and green pea.
Ben Wile had a great day on the washing line whilst boat fishing at Grindy’s Lawn. He caught ten trout to 3lbs 8oz on buzzers and black boobies.
On the shore Patrick Flatley and Tony Taylor both landed seven trout. Patrick caught his around the boat jetty area on a floating line and cat booby. He even got smashed off with a double hook up.
Tony caught his washing lining with small cat boobies and diawl bachs on a Di3 line. His best area was Bell Point and Ben’s Beach. Tight Lines Ben

Joan Lindsay caught another 7lb rainbow today. Picutred here with its twin from last wednesdays trip.

Joan Lindsay caught another 7lb rainbow today. Picutred here with its twin from last wednesdays trip.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:44 pm April 27, 2016

DATE:                                    Sunday April 24th.
REPORT AUTHOR             Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES:       9 fish Bill Edmondson, 8 fish Bob Fitzpatrick
NOTABLE BAG:                 4 fish for 8lb 8oz Ged Fish
BEST RAINBOW:               8lb Derek Moore
BEST BROWN:                    7lb 10oz Bill Edmondson
BEST BLUE: Several at      3lb
BANK ROD AV:                   2.5 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                   4.29 fish per angler
Sport: a cold start this morning with a fresh Northerly didn’t make for inviting conditions but the hardy members of the Lancsy Lads were here in force b right and early for a day’s fishing with 6 on the boats and several more on the bank. The fishing proved tricky at first but the wind dropped and the air temp rose considerably and after a full days fishing top boat was Ged Fish and Bill Edmondson with 14 fish to the boat Bill taking 9 of the fish including a stonking 7lb 10oz brownie their best areas were the dam and the Alders with buzzers accounting for most of the fish. Also on the boats were Derek Moore and Bob Fitzpatrick who caught and released 13 fish between them on nymphs’ dries and boobies from the Northern Shallows and the dam area.
Out on the bank brothers Steve and Gary Martin fished most of the bank between Bens Beach and Hollins with buzzers and nymphs on a washing line Gary managed 4 fish unfortunately Steve hasn’t put a return in but i think he had a couple of fish. Again on the bank Mark Howarth caught three fish from bell Point on a hothead cats whisker and a yellow dancer. See you out there Pete

Derek Moore 8lb rainbow

Derek Moore 8lb rainbow

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:43 pm April 24, 2016

DATE:                                         Saturday April 23rd
REPORT AUTHOR                  Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:             10+ fish for Rick Nuttall, Andy Cooper, Brian Hodgson & Ian McVitie
NOTABLE BAG:                        5 fish for 14lbs for Colin Stoddart & David Maddox
BEST RAINBOW:                     4lbs for Robert Clelland
BEST BROWN:                         6lbs 0oz for Keith Woods
BEST BLUE:                              4lbs for Luca Sutton
BANK ROD AV:                        4.50 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                        4.45 fish per angler
Sport: It was great to see Keith Woods and his merry Carlisle Fly Tiers today. Fifteen of them in all took to the water to chance a fish or two. They did pretty well too, at 4 o’clock eleven of them returned after catching forty four trout between them. (the other four stayed out fishing) There was a really good mix of rainbows and blues brought to the scales, and the man himself caught a belting brownie of 6lbs (pictured below). He took the prize for the biggest fish which then opened up the ‘best basket’ to the rest on the field. It was snapped up by Ian McVitie with five fish for 11lbs 6oz. Ian caught eleven trout in total on a variety of methods including dries and the washing line. They also had a prize for the smallest trout of the day and Eric Little managed to weasel out a fine specimen at 1lb 9oz. It was great to see you cheers fellers.
The one thing that has really changed over the last two day is that the Dam has come alive! It was by far the best area today.
Rick Nuttall and Andy Cooper had 27 trout their boat and that after doing a fairly unproductive lap of the Northern Shallows. It was at the Dam where they built their tally catching on sinking lines with damsels and blobs initially, and then floating lines and bobbies when it clouded over. Good Angling fellers.
It was also great to see Stuart Wardle and Mike Tinnion out on the water with the future stars of our sport. They run a talent pathway for youth anglers. They weren’t out for very long but they caught a fair few trout between them the best score was nine!
The anglers out with Paul Bebb today had fifteen trout between them on green peas fished on floating lines. Their best area was Grindy’s Lawn.
There are still some boats out on the water so sorry if you didn’t get a mention. Tight5 Lines Ben

Keith Woods caught this stunning 6lb brownie on a green holo diawl bach at Curry's Cast. It was in perfect contition. The brownie was part of Keith's 13lb 12oz bag.

Keith Woods caught this stunning 6lb brownie on a green holo diawl bach at Curry’s Cast. It was in perfect contition. The brownie was part of Keith’s 13lb 12oz bag.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:24 pm April 23, 2016

DATE:                               Friday April 22nd.
REPORT AUTHOR        Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES:  26 fish George Ashton
NOTABLE BAG:             5 fish for 20lb 8oz
BEST RAINBOW:          9lb 12oz Alan Lillie
BEST BROWN:
BEST BLUE:                   Several at 4lb
BANK ROD AV:             3.25 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:             8.74 fish per angler
Sport: Today we hosted the CSSC fly fishing championships where 23 anglers took to the water for an 8 hour competition at the end of the day when all the fish were weighed in top individual went to George Ashton with 26 fish George found his fish at the dam wall and found stripping blobs his best method on the day also at the dam and in second place was Phil Coulthard again pulling with various lures was the best method on the day. As the CSSC don’t cap big fish at 5lb in third place with 11 fish was Alan Turner who’s 5 fish bag tipped the scales at 20lb 8oz including to fish at over 7lb, this was the biggest of the day though as Alan Lillie weighed in a fin perfect 9lb 12oz specimen. Outside the competition but still on the boats regulars peter Andrews and Andrew Bentley caught and released 15 fish between them from Newclose Bay mainly on nymphs and Cormorants. Stocks regular Derek Moore was out on a boat with travelling Angler Robert Mclelland from Scotland theirs was a close run thing with Derek just pipping Robert with 13 fish to 11 Derek caught on a Cat Booby whereas Robert used a bunny leach to good success. On the bank our regular Friday anglers fared well with Anton Gysbers taking 4 fish on Diawl Bachs and John Fletcher had 8 from Pete’s Point on a black and green palmered fly.
We have a change to the ZONE competition on the 2nd May this will no longer be a pairs match but instead an individual rules can be seen below

This competition is like no other competition you that will have ever fished! The reservoir is split into five zones which are clearly marked out. The first fish you catch in a zone is worth 5 points, any subsequent fish you catch in that zone is only worth 1 point, so you must try to catch a fish from every zone in order to maximise you scoring. Here’s the hitch! You have been drawn with a boat partner who will try to stop you completing the circuit!
Here’s how it works. Initially the control of the engine will go to the angler that was drawn first when the boat draw was done. If your boat partner drew the engine, they can start the competition in any zone of their choice. (The zones do not have to be fished in any particular order). If he/she catches a fish first the control of the engine remains with them and they can move you to another zone where they are fishing for another 5 points. However, if you then catch the first fish in the new zone, then control of the engine comes to you and you may take him/her back to the first zone where you are fishing for 5 points and they (having already caught in this zone) are only fishing for 1 point. This gives you a clear advantage. The control of the engine belongs to the angler that caught the last fish so to keep control you have to keep catching and then you can try to complete the circuit by catching a fish from all the zones.
If you manage to catch a fish in all five zones you will have amassed a minimum score of 25 points and will have completed one lap. You may then try to complete a 2nd lap where once again the first fish caught in each zone is worth five points and the same rules apply as in your first lap…….The spirit of this match is to try and amass as many points as you can whilst trying to minimise your rival boat partners score. No hard feelings!
This sounds like so much fun! I want to fish it. The winning individual is simply the angler that has the biggest combined score and will be crowned ‘Champion of The Zone’. Tight Lines Ben

CSSC 1st Place team

CSSC 1st Place team

CSSC 2nd place Team

CSSC 2nd place Team

CSSC 3rd Place Team

CSSC 3rd Place Team

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:11 pm April 22, 2016

DATE: Thursday April 21st.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCHES: See below.
NOTABLE BAG: 6 fish weighing 19lb for Joan Lyndsay and David McCabe.
BEST RAINBOW: 6lb for Joan Lyndsay.
BEST BROWN: n/a.
BEST BLUE: 4lb for Bob Fitzpatrick.
BANK ROD AV: 5.37 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 11.75 fish per angler.
Sport: There were some great catches recorded today both from the boats and the bank with plenty of fish being caught from all over the lake. Firstly the bank, Ken Whiteside did well landing 10 fish from Hollins and Hartleys. Ken caught his fish on his udf fished on a floating line. Landing 8 fish was Calvin Westwell who fished from 2 trees. His best tactic was a green fritz lure on a sink tip line. Terry Overy had a red letter day landing 17 fish. He caught in Hollins on a dog nobbler. Also landing 17 was Mick Greenhalgh who also found plenty of fish in Hollins bay. His best tactic was to fish dawsons nomad and viva on a floating line. Now for the boats, check the rod average! Paul Whitely caught 10 fish fishing several areas and on several different patterns. Bob Fitzpatrick caught 14 fish once again from all over the lake with washing lined diawl bach his best tactic. Mark and Jamie Lemahan caught 18 between them with blobs their best fly. Landing a huge haul were Phil Coulthard and Allan Lillie with 40 trout between them. They too caught in several different areas with different mini lures. Best bag today went to Joan Lyndsay and David McCabe with 6 trout tipping the scales to 19lb. Joan caught the biggest fish today in the shape of a 6lb rainbow. They caught all their fish on a sunk midas. Good day to be out. Syotw.

Joan Lindsey caught this cracking 6lb rainbow on a red midas whilst boat fishing in Newclose Bay. It ran her onto her backing and gave a long and hard fight before coming to the net.

Joan Lindsey caught this cracking 6lb rainbow on a red midas whilst boat fishing in Newclose Bay. It ran her onto her backing and gave a long and hard fight before coming to the net.

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

DATE:                                    Wednesday April 20th.
REPORT AUTHOR             Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:        15 trout for Ray Entwhistle
NOTABLE BAG:                   5 fish for 12lbs 8oz Felicity Appleton
BEST RAINBOW:                4lbs Frank Robinson
BEST BROWN:                    2lbs George Ashton
BEST BLUE:                         3lbs 12oz Ray Entwhistle
BANK ROD AV:                   4.56 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                   4.43 fish per angler
Sport: It was the second meeting of the mid week drifters and the numbers had increased to ten making five boat pairs. Once again everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and I know that the numbers are going to keep growing. Bob Fitzpatrick continued his good form and put the best two trout on the scales for 5lbs 6oz to win a new fly line. But what was great to see was how almost everyone managed a fish or two and how everyone shared flies and tactics and tried hard to get each other catching fish. Some people caught on methods and flies that they had never tried before. George Ashton and Felicity Appleton had 12 trout to their boat with a pretty even split. Their best fly was Felicity’s home tied olive cruncher fished either on the washing line or straight lined on a floater.
Bob Fitzpatrick and Rob Burnham had nine good fish to their boat with cormorants and blobs working well. Most of the paring then went back out after the weigh in and sandwiches to catch a few more.

The next meeting of the Mid Week Drifters is on Wednesday May 4th 10am – 4pm. Everyone is welcome and there is a free bite to eat at the end. If you would like to come along please call the lodge on 01200 446602 so that we know how many boats will be needed.
Outside of the ‘Drifters’ Andy Hulls and Ray Birds had a great day fishing buzzers and nymphs on floating lines. They had 17 trout to their boat whilst fishing off Willow Island and Curry’s cast.
On the shore Ray Entwhistle had great fun with fritz lures fished on a floating line to take 15 rainbows and blues to 3lbs 12oz. His best area was Davy Jones point.
Opposite Ray on Bell Point Keith Landless put Ken Whiteside’s UDF fly and buzzers to good use taking nine good trout in an afternoon session.
There were loads of buzzers hatching off today from all over the reservoir the trout were feeding on these as small black beetles. When it was calm fish were rising right across open water. It was a good tactic to cover these rising fish and strip something back to intercept them. Tight Lines Ben

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:42 pm April 20, 2016

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