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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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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

Stocks Fly Fishery report September 21st- September 27th

Stocks Fly Fishery report September 21st- September 27thIMG_20200928_073706

Rod average: 1.72

Best bag from the bank:
8 fish for Alan Daniels on a cut throat cat fished from Ben’s Beach
Best bag from the boat:
Scott Pozzi with 8 fish washing lining cormorants on a 3ft midge tip from Newclose Bay, the causeway and willow Island.

Best boat areas:
The causeway
Ben’s beach
Newclose Bay
Hollins bay
Best bank areas:
Bell point
Holins bay
Two trees
Ben’s beach

5 flies to try:
Black lures
Cormorants
Cats whisker
Natural daddy long legs
Woofta booby

We’ve had a mixed week weather wise up here with everything from strong winds to a flat calm.
It’s made for challenging fishing at times but we’ve seen some good scores from Bank and boat. Lures have been the most successful method fished close in to the bank but on calmer days washing lining and twiddled hoppers and daddy’s are worth a try.

Look forward to seeing you up here soon.

Tight lines!

Foxy