DATE: Wednesday July 12th
REPORT AUTHOR Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES: 4 trout for Ray Entwistle & Darren Booth
NOTABLE BAG: 2 fish for 6lbs 4oz for Craig Hamilton, 5lbs 8oz Alan Davies
BEST RNB: 4lbs for Craig Hamilton & Ian McLoed
BEST BROWN: 2lbs Ian McLoed
BANK ROD AV: 1.90 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: ? fish per angler
Sport: It was difficult to acquire any information from many of the boat anglers today as they were practicing for the sportfish, angler’s world heat tomorrow.
Almost all the bank anglers managed a fish or two. The best catch came to Ray Entwistle who fished around the jetty area with fritz lures on a floating line. Tight Lines Ben
DATE: Tuesday 11th July
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 10 trout for Dione Roberts
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish weighing 8lb 8oz Joan McCabe
BEST RNB: 3lb 8oz David McCabe
BANK ROD AV: 2.33 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 3.40 fish per angler
Sport: Things didn’t look promising this morning with heavy rain forecast all day but the weather gods saw fit to look kindly on us and the rain dried up just after lunch. Season ticket holder Peter Murphy had 3 fish in a short half day session. Petes best area was Two Trees and he caught his fish on FABS. Also on the bank and again with 3 fish was David Coupe, David fished Bell Point with a small lure to tempt his fish. Resident guide Paul Bebb was out today with regulars David and Joan McCabe they tempted three fine fish to the net from Kettlewells on cormorants and boobies fished on a floating line and had plenty more action that didn’t lock up. Top rod today though goes travelling Scottish international Dione Roberts who manged to catch and release 10 trout in an afternoon session. Dione was very tight lipped about any other details as she will be competing in the upcoming Anglers World competition later in the week. See you out there Pete
DATE: Monday July 10th.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCHES: 11 trout for Andy Harrison.
NOTABLE BAG: n/a.
BEST RNB: Several weighing 3lb.
BEST BROWN: 2lb for Russell Ferguson.
BANK ROD AV: 5.00 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 1.30 fish per angler.
Sport: The top catch today went to Andy Harrison with his 11 rainbows. The best spot for Andy was at Kettlewells near the dam where he put his washing lined booby and cormorants to good use. Andys mate Russell also had lots of action on similar tactics but unfortunately a number of his fish dropped off. Out on the boats the best catch went to Ricky Newbolt with 4 fish. Ricky drifted all over the lake and caught his fish on a small cats whisker. Syotw Paul.
DATE: Sunday 9th July
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 11 trout for Andy Campbell, 10 trout for Neil Deakins and Colin Gibbons
NOTABLE BAG: 5 fish weighing 22lb 8oz Colin Gibbons
BEST RNB: 10lb 12oz rainbow for Colin Gibbons
BANK ROD AV: 5.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 3.4 fish per angler
Sport: a Total turnaround from yesterday with the boats performing much better than the bank. The best return from the bank was by Andrew Fenton who landed 5 trout from Bell Point on a mixture of blobs and boobys. The boats had better sport with Colin Gibbons having 10 fish from the east bank included in the bag was a stunning 10lb 12oz rainbow. Colin caught his fish on boobies and dabblers and found drifting the east bank to be his best tactic. The best boat by far today were travelling anglers Neil Deakin and Andy Campbell who netted 21 fish between them on a mixture of cormorants and boobies they had specific area but chose to keep on the move. See you out there Pete
colin gibbons and his 10lb 12oz rainbow
DATE: Saturday 8th July
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 7 trout for Graham Bell and Paul Little
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish for 9lb 11oz Steven Hargreaves
BEST RNB: 3lb 10 oz Steven Hargreaves
BEST BROWN: Several at 2lb
BANK ROD AV: 1.67 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 3.33 fish per angler
Sport: It looked perfect when i arrived early this morning full cloud cover light winds, i was actually wishing i was fishing myself. This soon passed as the cloud dissipated and the wind picked up but the fish were still moving and could be caught. Bank angler Steven Hargreaves got out early and was rewarded with three fine trout with a combined weight of 9lb 11oz. Steven caught his fish from the Jetty area on a black and green cats whisker. Also on the bank John Woodhouse had 2 fish from Grindy’s lawn on a green daddy. On the boats there were mixed results Ken Hardy had 2 fish on Nymphs. Graham Bell and Paul Little had 14 fish between them on various Methods and Flies and caught all over the reservoir. Graham Had a fish finder with him on the boat and commented on the fact that all the fish are high in the water so they are there to be caught. See you out there Pete