Monthly Archives: August 2009

Stocks:Monday 31st August

Date:    Monday 31st August.
Report Author:    Paul.
Best Catch:    15 fish for Paul Moore.
Heaviest Bag:     5 fish weighing 15lb 11oz for Brian Jarvis.
Best Rainbow:    6lb for Brian Jarvis.
Best Brownie:    Several weighing 2lb 8oz.
Bank Rod Av:     4.33 fish per angler.
Boat Rod Av:     6.50 fish per angler.
Sport: I know two days are never the same, and fishing can change from minute to minute but both conditions and tactics today almost mirrored yesterday and as predicted the fish were lying high in the water and whenever the breeze dropped a touch they were up on top. As yesterday there were good catches recorded with several anglers getting into double figures of fish. On the bank today was Brian Jarvis and young Joshua who landed a credible 9 fish between them. They fished around the Jetty to catch their fish with a goldhead sparkler on a floating line being their best tactic. On a boat today was Paul Moore and David Blench who landed a total of 20 trout between them. They found blobs and booby’s effective on either a floating or slow sinking line with willow isle being by far their best spot. Other anglers found both blobs and booby’s effective, as long as you did not let them sink, and although fish were caught from lots of different areas, there does seem to be a lot of fish around willow island and the northern shallows. See you on the water Paul

Stocks:Sunday 30th August

Date:    Sunday 30th August.
Report Author:    Paul.
Best Catch:    13 fish for Mike Williams.
Heaviest Bag:    5 fish weighing 16lb 10oz for Mike Williams.
Best Rainbow:    Several weighing 4lb.
Best Brownie:    Several weighing 2lb 8oz.
Bank Rod Av:     3.40 fish per angler.
Boat Rod Av:     4.26 fish per angler.
Sport: The weather conditions this morning were ideal for trout fishing with reasonable temperatures, a gentle ripple and plenty of cloud cover and these conditions stayed for most of the day, it was only this evening when it started to drizzle. There ware some good catches recorded today with the best of the sport falling to the boat anglers. John and Mike Williams both had a good day landing at least 18 fish to their boat. They found Bibio patterns effective with their two best areas being Newclose bay and the northern shallows. Joan Lindsay and David McCabe also had a good day landing 10 fine rainbows between them. Their best pattern was an olive nomad and like other boat anglers they found the northern shallows to be their best area. Tony Taylor and Frank Hartley landed 16 trout, this time from several marks along  the east bank with the majority of their fish falling for booby’s. There were other good catches made with a variety of patterns and tactics working well, one thing that was apparent was the fact that the trout were lying very high in the water, a point worth baring in mind should these warm overcast conditions continue.  See you on the water Paul.

Stocks:Saturday 29th August

Date:    Saturday 29th August
Report Author:    Pete
Best Catch:    15 fish by Dave Flitcroft
Heaviest Bag:    11lb 12oz for 5 fish by Dave Flitcroft
Best Rainbow:    Several at 3lb
Best Brownie:    N/a
Bank Rod Av:    7.67 fish per angler
Boat Rod Av:    3.83 fish per angler
Sport: A strong westerly wind made the presentation that little bit trickier today but luckily it didn’t stop the fish from biting. From the bank Mr Moodie had a good days angling with 5 fish all from bell point. Dave Flitcroft had a real red-letter day with 15 fish from Newclose Bay. Dave fished a floating line with a ptn and a black and green nymph on a slow retrieve to catch his fish. Out on the boats things were a little bit tougher today but that didn’t stop Mr Court catching 8 cracking fish again from Newclose, Which has been a real hotspot over the last few days and well worth a cast. The wind dies quite a bit tomorrow so get your rods out and get fishing. See you in the lodge Pete

Stocks:Saturday 28th August

Date:    Friday 28th August
Report Author:    Pete
Best Catch:    5 fish by Duncan Watson
Heaviest Bag:    10lb 10oz for 5 fish by Duncan Watson
Best Rainbow:    3lb 6oz By Des Fisher
Best Brownie:    N/a
Bank Rod Av:    3.00 fish per angler
Boat Rod Av:    3.75 fish per angler
Sport: The inclement conditions today made the angling a little tricky but that didn’t stop quite a few good catches of trout. From the bank Mr Foreshaw had a good days angling with 4 fish caught and safely returned to fight another day all caught on a Montana nymph from Bens Beach. But the best of the sport today was had from the boats with several decent scores John Sykes had 4 fish from various locations, also on 4 fish was Steve Davies who found a blob the fly to do the trick today and Newclose bay his top Area. In the Boat with Steve was today’s top Rod and Stocks regular Duncan Watson who had 5 Cracking rainbows again from Newclose Bay. Duncan also found a two-tone blob and a Cats Whisker lure to be the top patterns fished on an intermediate line. With the wind and rain easing as the weekend progresses the fishing should remain as awesome as it has been of late. See you in the lodge Pete.

Stocks:Thursday 27th August

Date:    Thursday 27th August.
Report Author:    Paul.
Best Catch:    12 fish for Mick Whiteside,
Heaviest Bag:    5 fish weighing 12lb for Tony Dryden.
Best Rainbow:    Several weighing 4lb.
Best Brownie:    Several weighing 2lb 8oz.
Bank Rod Av:     3.09 fish per angler.
Boat Rod Av:     5.38 fish per angler.
Sport  Although there were a few sunny spells throughout the day, for the most part there was good cloud cover and a warm gentle ripple, ideal conditions for trout fishing. There were some good catches made today with a variety of tactics and methods working well including blobs pulled on a floating or sinking line and buzzers and diawl bach fished slowly on a floating line but most anglers found dry flies to be their best tactic with daddys, hoppers, beetles and sedge patterns all working well. On the bank today was Mick Whiteside who landed 12 fish. The best spot for Mick was Bens beach and his fish fell to a variety of lures. On the boats two anglers landed 10 fish. Davin Maughn and Bob Fitzpatrick both hit double figures with daddys and hoppers being the main taking patterns with the northern shallows and the area around curry’s cast and Haighs hollow all holding large numbers of trout. See you on the water Paul.