Monthly Archives: July 2009

Stocks report : Friday 31st July

Date:    Friday 31st July
Report Author:    Matthew
Best Catch:    9 fish for John Sykes
Heaviest Bag:    3 fish for 7lb Calvin Westwell
Best Rainbow:    2lb 8oz for Wendy Bush
Best Brownie:    Several at 2lb +
Best Blue:
Bank Rod Av:    1.40 fish per angler
Boat Rod Av:    3.43 fish per angler
Sport:  John Sykes fished the northern shallows to tempt 9 fish. John found the fish still wanting a good chase so opted for a peach blob on an intermediate line.
Paul Bebb and Ian Bowker had stacks of action first thing with numerous trout tugging at their nymphs. Gull Island and the shallows also proved to be the best spots with straight lined buzzers and nymphs doing the trick.
The weekend forecast is looking darn near perfect with 80% cloud cover a gentle breeze and slightly warmer conditions.
Tight lines Matthew

Stocks Report: 27th and 28th of July

Date:    27th and 28th July
Report Author:    Matthew
Best Catch:    Several 5 bag limits
Heaviest Bag:    5 fish for 11lb 12oz
Best Rainbow:    3lb for Joan Lindsay
Best Brownie:    3lb for Mark Tyndall
Best Blue:    2lb for Ian Greenwood
Bank Rod Av:    1.50
Boat Rod Av:    2.50
Sport:  Although the past couple of days have been a little quiet I just thought it was worth mentioning that the fish are still up in the water chasing. Although Mark |Tyndall only had 4 fish on Monday he did get a treble hook up! Three brown trout on one cast! Mark was pulling an orange blob booby with the traditional patterns on the point.  Regular Ged Oxley had 3 good fish from Bell point all coming to black fritz patterns. Scores of 3 and four have been the norm and I’m sure that with some settled weather them averages will go straight up.
On another note another Stocks Bowlander team has qualified for an International grand final! Our Peter and the Stocks Barracudas finished 5th just piping Ben and the falcons by 7oz!!
A good year so far for Stocks on the competition scene, It is so easy to get involved and success can see you fishing at some other great venues throughout the country, not to mention more time out on our water! There is a good fun pair’s competition on the 23rd of August that may just wet your appetite. Just give me a call at the lodge for more information.
Overall though despite some lousy weather the fish are still up and chasing, and indeed still taking the dry fly.
Tight lines Matthew.

Stocks Report: Sunday 26th July

Date:    Sunday 26th July
Report Author:    Matthew
Best Catch:    10 fish for Paul Davison
Heaviest Bag:    5 fish for 11lb 6oz Mr Bradley
Best Rainbow:    3lb + Paul Davison
Best Brownie:    3lb 5oz Mr Bradley
Best Blue:    3lb 8oz Pete Splilsburry
Bank Rod Av:    1.50
Boat Rod Av:    3.80
Sport: A miserable start made way for a good fishing day indeed! The cloud cover remained for the day with the fish staying well up in the water.
Paul Davison was out today and netted 10+ fish, however he told me he had near 30 rises to his dries!! Paul found fish everywhere with no area standing out.
Mark Tyndall had the fish up chasing boobies across the surface with Bell Point been a hot spot. Numerous anglers reporting that the fish are keen to be up chasing.
The general rule seems to be the quicker the better! For me this is one of the most exciting ways to approach our usually sedate sport! plenty of scores of 6 plus today from the boats, With the showers that are forecast this week and good cloud cover the fish will no doubt be up chasing the flies all week long!
Tight lines Matthew.

Stocks:Saturday 25th July

Date:    Saturday 25th July
Report Author:    Pete
Best Catch:    Andy Cooper 9 fish
Heaviest Bag:    Steve Macintosh 2 fish for 4lb
Best Rainbow:    3lb 80z by Keith Evans
Best Brownie:    Several at 2lb 8oz
Best Blue:    N/a
Bank Rod Av:    2.11 fish per angler
Boat Rod Av:    2.88 fish per angler
Sport: The day started well with full cloud cover but unfortunately this soon burnt off  and we were left with quite bright conditions which made the angling a little tricky. The best fish today was definitely from the boats with father and son season ticket holders Malcolm and Jim Hunter landing 7 and 6 respectively. Also on the boats and top rod today was Andy Cooper who landed 9 cracking trout. Andy found the causeway area the best and a cats whisker tinhead his top fly. On the bank top rod was Rudolph Quigliana who land 4 trout all his fish fell to hoppers

Stocks:Monday 20th July.

Date:    Monday 20th July.
Report Author:    Paul.
Best Catch:    9 fish for Steve Smalley.
Heaviest Bag:    2 fish weighing 5lb 8oz for Mr Waddington.
Best Rainbow:    3lb 8oz for Mr Waddington.
Best Brownie:    Several weighing 2lb 8oz.
Best Blue:    N/a.
Bank Rod Av:     2.37 fish per angler.
Boat Rod Av:     3.00 fish per angler.
Sport: Bright and breezy conditions did not stop Steve Smalley landing a good catch today with 9 trout falling to his flies in a short half-day session. Steve fished the east bank from a boat and found fish all the way along, right from the alders past ten-acre foot up into Blackhouse bay and up to Curry’s cast. As well as the fish he landed Steve had countless fish charge after his flies and turn away at the last moment. An orange blob pulled fast was Steve’s best tactic. On the bank today was Mr Waddington who landed 6 trout on a half-day session. Mr Waddington caught all his fish from Bell point and although he found the wind to be a bit difficult, that was where the fish were gathered so persevering in this area paid dividends. Other anglers found fish in all areas of the reservoir with Damsels, blobs and fry patterns all being effective patterns today. See you on the water Paul.