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The Stocks Dry Lines Open: Saturday August 8th

We are holding our annual open dry lines fly fishing competition on Stocks on Saturday August 8th.
This is one of the friendliest and most enjoyable matches of the season.
The competion is split into two 4hr sessions; the first will be fished from 9:30am to 1:15 pm. There is a break for a buffet lunch, we then recommence fish at 2:15 and the match finishes at 6:00pm.
There will be prizes for the 1st and 2nd places in each session and the overall winner across both sessions.
It s a great day at this time of year the best tactics are usually dries or washing lining diawl bachs so it bodes well for a floating line match.
The cost of entry is just £15 on top of your fishing fees and that includes your lunch and the chance to win some great prizes.
One of the best things about this competition is that it’s two matches in one day and no individual angler can win more than one prize, so you have every chance of winning something.
If you would like to enter please call the lodge on 01200 446602.

Stocks Fly Fishery Charity Fun Day in aid of North West Air Ambulance: Sunday August 30th 2015 10am-6pm

This event is planned as a ‘Blind Pairs’ Day. This is how it works:
You either choose your boat partner or alternatively you can be drawn with a boat partner.
You will kill your first four fish and release the next four.
At the ‘weigh in’ you will draw a number. The person with the corresponding number becomes your partner for competition results. The highest combined total weight of fish will determine the winning pair. Proceeds from any tagged fish caught to be shared with your partner.
The aim of the event is to have a fun, friendly day, with the North West Air Ambulance Service being the ultimate winner, gaining much needed funds for a much needed service.
Entrance Fee £49.50 (includes entry into tagged fish)
To book your place contact
Ben or Nick at Stocks Fly Fishery on 01200 446602
Derek Moore TEL: 01254 830890 MOB: 07903840925

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 10:23 am July 26, 2015

DATE:                                               Saturday July 25th
REPORT AUTHOR                        Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:                  10 fish for Liam Farrelly
NOTABLE BAG:                             2 fish for 14lbs 4oz Liz Fraser
BEST RAINBOW:                         10lbs 10oz for Liz Fraser
BEST BROWN:                               3lbs Liam Farrelly
BANK ROD AV:                             3.20 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                             1.75 fish per angler
Sport: It was as day of two halves the morning was over cast with a light ripple and then just as the anglers were settling into their methods the wind picked up and changed direction and the sun came out. Not surprisingly the morning fished better than the afternoon.
It was nice to ‘The Finatics’ at Stocks for a friendly fishing day. A big thank you to Phil Green and company for organising these meets. Their best catch came to Graham Steele who caught six trout from the east bank; I think he was on on a washing line set up. Damsels worked really well for Andy Cooper and Phil Green, but the best bag fell to Liz Fraser with two cracking fish. One of 3lbs 10oz and another of 109lbs 10oz.
From the shore the top rod was Liam Farrelly who caught ten trout from Bell Point and Ben’s Beach. Liam fished two damsel patterns on a floating line. Tight Lines Ben

The Finatics: In first place was Liz Frazer who's two fish tipped the scales to 14lbs 4oz. In second place was Graham Steel who caught six fish. He put two on the scales for 4lbs 3oz and then was awarded 1lb for each of the four he returned giving him a total of 8lbs 3oz. In third place was Andy Cooper with five fish and in fourth was Phil Green with four trout. Most of their fish were caught in morning before the sun came out and the wind picked up making the fishing dificult. Well done guys it was great to see you all.

The Finatics: In first place was Liz Frazer who’s two fish tipped the scales to 14lbs 4oz. In second place was Graham Steel who caught six fish. He put two on the scales for 4lbs 3oz and then was awarded 1lb for each of the four he returned giving him a total of 8lbs 3oz. In third place was Andy Cooper with five fish and in fourth was Phil Green with four trout. Keiron Moreton caught a tagged trout and won a £50 Stocks voucher. Most of their fish were caught in morning before the sun came out and the wind picked up making the fishing dificult. Well done guys it was great to see you all.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 9:40 am

REPORT AUTHOR                 Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:            17 fish for Bob Fitzpatrick
NOTABLE BAG:                        5 fish for 10lbs+ No name
BEST RAINBOW:                     7lbs 8oz for No name on return
BANK ROD AV:                         7.43 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                         1.71 fish per angler
Sport: I was a nice day for fly fishing. Bob Fitzpatrick was the top boat angler with seventeen trout to the net. Bob caught six fish on dries before changing to a washing line set up with three diawl bachs and a booby on the point. He found trout were very willing to chase when he retrieved with a steady roly-poly. Surprisingly though they chased and took the diawls and not the booby. His best area was between curry’s cast and Gull Island and along the boulders tight in to the east bank.
Tony Taylor also caught well with eight fish to his boat. Tony caught his fish on yellow owls, I think he too fished the east bank.
Rob Shelton and Paul Bebb had nine trout to their boat on dry daddies, hoppers and bits. The caught at Ten Acre Foot and at Two Trees.
Ken Whiteside was the top rod from the shore. Ken fished a floating line with his own UDF fly from Bell Point to tempt nine trout. He commented that he had lots of other takes as well as the nine fish he landed. Tight Lines Ben

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:55 am

DATE:                                      Wednesday July 22nd
REPORT AUTHOR               Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:          5 fish for Joan Linsey and Ken Whiteside
NOTABLE BAG:                     6 fish for 15lbs Joan Linsey and David McCabe
BEST RAINBOW:                  3lbs8 oz for Joan Linsey
BEST BROWN:                      Wild fish
BANK ROD AV:                     1.75 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                     1.75 fish per angler
Sport: The top anglers on the boats today were Joan Linsey and David McCabe. They went out with local guide Paul Bebb and fished along the east bank from the spillway to Halstead’s Hike. They caught eight fish between them and had several more chances on a combination of dries and buzzers fished high in the water. Their best dry patterns were black bits and foam daddies.
Ken Whiteside was the top bank angler. Ken caught five fish and lost another three whilst fishing a half day ticket. His best areas were Bell Point and two trees and I think he caught he may have caught them on his mysterious UDF fly. Tight lines Ben

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:49 pm July 22, 2015

DATE: Tuesday July 21st.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCHES: 6 fish for Phil Davies and 5 fish for John Crook.
NOTABLE BAG: 4 fish weighing 9lb 8oz for Phil Davies.
BEST RAINBOW: Several weighing 3lb.
BEST BROWN: 2lb 12oz for Simon Conway.
BEST BLUE: n/a.
BANK ROD AV: 3.75 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 1.00 fish per angler.
Sport: John Crook had a good couple of hours fishing landing 5 rainbows whilst fishing at 2 trees near the jetty. John fished a floating line and caught his first fish on a damsel before switching to diawl bachs to take the rest of his fish. Landing 6 fish today was Phil Davies who found the dam wall his best spot. Phil also opted for a floating line with buzzers accounting for all his fish. Syotw.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 6:29 pm July 21, 2015

DATE:                                        Monday July 20th
REPORT AUTHOR                 Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:           5 fish for Tony Taylor
NOTABLE BAG:                      5 fish for 15lbs 8oz Tony Taylor
BEST RAINBOW:                   5lbs 0oz for Tony Taylor
BANK ROD AV:                      1.0 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                      1.2 fish per angler
Sport: It was a quiet day here at Stocks just a few bank anglers and a six anglers on the boats. The top rod was Tony Taylor who took five trout on a team of three yellow owls. Tony had the chance of four or five more as well. He caught his fish at Curry’s Cast and at the mouth of Cook’s Creek. He missed a couple in Blackhouse Bay as well. One thing not mentioned on the previous reports was that we had three tagged trout caught over the weekend; Mark Tyndall caught his third of the season! The jackpot fish is still at large and is now worth £500 to the captor. More fish going in this week as usual. Tight Lines Ben

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 5:32 pm July 20, 2015

DATE: Saturday July 18th
REPORT AUTHOR Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES: 8 fish for Ian Greenwood
NOTABLE BAG: 4 fish for 10lbs 8oz Darren Booth
BEST RAINBOW: 3lbs 11oz for Darren Booth
BEST BROWN: Several 2lb+
BEST BLUE: Several 2lb+
BANK ROD AV: fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 2.39 fish per angler
Sport: It was the last day of the Lexus Heats on Stocks and, as always, it concluded with the six man team heat. The south westerly wind remained strong and although the fishing had improved from Friday’s heat it still remained tricky with a final rod average of 2.39.
Ian Greenwood continued his good form with eight trout. He fished an intermediate line and pink blobs along Eaking Shallows amongst other places.
Peter Crowe fished a team of dabblers to six trout from various parts of the reservoir including David’s Drain.
Darren Booth also fished dabblers to complete his bag and tempt a nice 3lb 11oz rainbow.
Mike Laycock and Neil Hodgson both fished dabblers on the droppers with doubles on the point to tempt five trout a piece.
Each angler was ranked from 1 to 36 and the team that amassed the least ranking point from all six members were the heat winners. The full results are shown below. Well done to The Northern Drifers for taking the top spot and to the Stocks Harriers and the Stocks Barracudas for also qualifying for the final. The best of luck in the final guys. Tight Lines Benlexus Team placings Lexus Team Results

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 5:21 pm July 19, 2015

Today we hosted the second day of the Lexus Individual. The wind turned a full 180 degrees and picked up to be strong. This unsettled the trout and made the fishing more difficult. The results are shown below. We saw fish caught on a wide variety of methods including blobs, dries, nymphs and cormorants. Hopefully the reservoir will be a bit more sttled tomorrow.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:24 pm July 17, 2015

DATE:                                        Friday July 16th
REPORT AUTHOR                 Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:            17 fish for Carl Malpass, 16 fish for Craig Barr
NOTABLE BAG:                       4 fish for 17lbs Phil Burgess
BEST RAINBOW:                   11lbs 9oz for Phil Burgess
BEST BROWN:                       Several at 2lbs 8oz
BEST BLUE:                            Several of 2lbs+
BANK ROD AV:                      5.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                      5.80 fish per angler
Sport: It was the first day of the Lexus individual today and the reservoir fished pretty well for most with a 5.8 rod average.
The top rod was Carl Malpass who fished dries at the causeway to tempt 17 trout. Good angling Carl.
Craig Barr pulled blobs down the east bank to take second place. This Craig’s second match on Stocks this season and his second great result. Well done to all the qualifiers all the best in the final.
Tight Lines Ben

Today's qualifiers: from left to right. Rob Denson, Carl Malpass, Craig Barr, Ian Greenwood, Bob Fitzpatrick, Stuart Fraser ,Paul Davison. Front: Phil Burgess

Today’s qualifiers: from left to right. Rob Denson, Carl Malpass, Craig Barr, Ian Greenwood, Bob Fitzpatrick, Stuart Fraser ,Paul Davison. Front: Phil Burgess

Lexus Day 1 results

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:08 pm July 16, 2015

DATE:                                            Wednesday July 15th
REPORT AUTHOR                      Nick
NOTABLE CATCHES:               10 fish for Ken Whiteside
NOTABLE BAG:                          5 fish for 18lbs Fred Marsh
BEST RAINBOW:                       10lbs 4oz for Roy Duckworth, 10lb Fred Marsh
BEST BROWN:                           n/a
BEST BLUE:                                2lb 8oz for Martin Founds
BANK ROD AV:                         3.83fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                           2.84 fish per angler
Sport: A glorious summers day was enjoyed by all, however the bright sunshine wasn’t ideal for hooking trout. This having been said some great sport was had and good catches, along with some specimen fish, were taken.
Today we hosted the Cheshire police friendly comp’ with 22 gents’ taking to the water in boats.
The results table is attached below. As far as best methods and areas etc, it wouldn’t be appropriate to disclose too much with the Lexus International taking place here over the next three days.
Bank anglers did very well today. For example, Ken Whiteside maintained his usual form landing 10 trout between Hollins Bay and Bell Point, mainly on his UDF. Roy Duckworth had a prize fish of 10lb 4oz in the jetty area taken on a damsel nymph, pictured below. Returning angler Brian Wilcock had a great half day session in the Grindys Lawn area catching 6 fine fish, mainly on a green buzzer. Welcome back Brian and well done on some fine angling.

See you next time, Nick.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 9:12 pm July 15, 2015

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