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Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports

Stocks Fly Fishery report October 13th- October 19th

Stocks Fly Fishery report October 13th- October 19th

 

Rod average: 1

 

Best boat areas:

The causeway

Ben’s beach

Hollins bay

Two trees

Hartleys

Best bank areas:

Bell point

Holins bay

Two trees

Ben’s beach

 

5 flies to try:

Black snakes

Claret hopper

Cats whisker

Natural daddy long legs

Black humoungus

 

Important information:

Following Ben Dobson’s announcement earlier this week we would like to make it clear that all vouchers for Stocks and bonus cards must be used before the end of the season on the 31st of October

 

Please note that the winter line for the nature reserve is now in place.

 

Look forward to seeing you up here soon.

 

Tight lines!

Foxy

Stocks Fly Fishery report October 6th- October 12th

Stocks Fly Fishery report October 6th- October 12th
 
Rod average: 1.1
 
Top Rod: Scott Pozzi with 5 fish hanging diawl bachs and boobys in the margins
 
Best boat areas:
The causeway
Ben’s beach
Hollins bay
Two trees
Best bank areas:
Bell point
Holins bay
Two trees
Ben’s beach
 
5 flies to try:
Black snakes
Claret hopper
Cats whisker
Natural daddy long legs
Black humoungus
 
Important information:
Following Ben Dobson’s announcement earlier this week we would like to make it clear that all vouchers for Stocks and bonus cards must be used before the end of the season on the 31st of October
 
Please note that the winter line for the nature reserve is now in place.
 
Look forward to seeing you up here soon.
 
Tight lines!
Foxy
 

Thank you for your support

After 25 years of running the fishery at Stocks Reservoir the time has come for me to hand over the baton. So, at the end of this season on October 31st I will be leaving.

If all goes to plan, a good friend and colleague will be successful in his bid for the lease on Stocks and the fishery will thrive for many more seasons to come.

I would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone that has supported Stocks over the years and made my experience there such a joyous one. I have made so many good friends I cannot count.

Charlotte and I will be concentrating our efforts in the running of Bank House Fly Fishery in Caton, where I will be available for casting and fishing tuition. I also hope to become the resident fly-fishing guide on Stocks Reservoir in the future.

Thanks to all once again and tight lines everyone. Ben

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Bank House is Jurassic Park!

It is big fish city at the moment with rainbows and browns pushing the 20lb mark!
All five species of trout present (rainbows, browns, blues, tigers and spartics)
Andrew Walsh caught all five species in one session last week! The winning tactic was a black tadpole fished on a floating line. He had eight trout in total and his best fish was 7lb brownie. Good angling Andrew. Reportedly, another angler caught and returned a 20lb rainbow on the same day.
Ricky Newbolt had a great session his 13 fish haul included: 6 rainbows, the best of which was 11lbs 8oz, 4 spartics, the best of which was 6lbs, 2 browns, the best of which was a whopping 15lbs and a 2lb blue trout. Ricki used an apps worm fished on an intermediate line.
Scott Pozzi had a belting brownie of 14lbs 8oz and on Monday night Thomas Luke had a stunningly marked double figure brownie it was at least 11lb and was returned to fight another day. Thomas has had hold of at least three other double figure fish that I know of. However they either pulled the hook disappeared round islands to parts unknown.
Phil Wilson caught this stunning 14lb 8oz rainbow on a black sedge fished dry. His heart was in his mouth when he saw this monster roll over his fly!
There have been many more great catches recently, but not many anglers are filling in the returns book, which is understandable considering the circumstances. However, please do feel free to send me your reports and photos for me to use.

Stocks Fly Fishery report September 22nd- October 5th

Stocks Fly Fishery report September 22nd- October 5th

Rod average: 1

Best boat areas:
The causeway
Ben’s beach
Hollins bay
Two trees

Best bank areas:
Bell point
Holins bay
Two trees
Ben’s beach

5 flies to try:
Black snakes
Claret hopper
Cats whisker
Natural daddy long legs
Black humoungus

Another week of un settled weather up here with the beginning of the week seeing fish taken on twiddled hoppers before the storms hit this weekend.
Fish are being caught all along the west Bank of the reservoir with the roaming bank angler or drifting boat angler fishing various black lures close in doing best.
On Saturday we had young Henry brave the horrible weather for his first trip fishing on a boat. Dispite the conditions Henry stuck at it and showed some really passion for the sport! Well done Henry and we hope to see you when the weather improves!

120818813_2039493322841785_86902834644743168_oPlease note that the winter line for the nature reserve is now in place.

Look forward to seeing you up here soon.

Tight lines!

Foxy