Monthly Archives: October 2009

Stocks:Monday 26th October

Report Author:    Pete
Best Catch:    4 fish by Mark Mercer
Heaviest Bag:    3lb by Mark Mercer
Best Rainbow:    5lb by Rob Newton
Best Brownie:    N/a
Bank Rod Av:    3 fish per angler
Boat Rod Av:    2.5 fish per angler
Sport: Firstly an apology as the Internet has been down over the last week this accounts for the lack of reports. Stocks is still fishing well with fish falling to diawl bachs fished on a washing line almost static. Lures are also working well with cats’ whiskers and white Minkies taking their fair share of fish.
Today say unseasonably warm conditions with good cloud cover and nearly a flat calm with just a very slight breeze. This coupled with a hatch of daddies and sedges meant the fish were feeding in the top foot of water. Mark mercer had a cracking days angling with 4 fish all on dry sedges and lost and was snapped by a few more. Rob Newton also had a good days angling from the bank, Rob had 3 fish including a lovely 5lb rainbow he found and orange blob his top pattern. With the warm weather continuing throughout the week the fishing should remain excellent with dries and nymphs working well. See you in the lodge Pete

Stocks Report

Date:    Tuesday 20th October
Report Author:    Matthew
Best Catch:    Several bag limits
Heaviest Bag:    Chris Stanley 5 fish for 11lb 8oz
Best Rainbow:    Several fish over 3lb
Best Brownie:    Several fish over 2lb 8oz
Bank Rod Av:    2.00
Boat Rod Av:    2.50
Sport:  Despite some changeable weather conditions the reservoir is still producing some excellent sport. Paul has been on the water a few times this week and has commented on how well it is still fishing. Quote “ get in the right place and the fish are mad keen” the right place seems to be the top of Gull Island or indeed the Shallows. I’m still getting anglers coming in with good results to the nymphs and buzzers. That said some of the weekends best catches have come to mini lure and boobies. On calmer days fish can still be had on the dries with black bits and Daddies taking their share.
On Saturday the 31st of October  we will be holding the Rio 4’s this is a four-man team event fished from 9am until 5pm from the boats. An ever-popular competition with some amazing prizes. Any angler interested in entering a team should get hold of me at the lodge on 01200 446602. If your are struggling to get 4 anglers together again give me a call and I can help you construct a team.
So in short it’s looking as though we are having a good back end to the season.

Tight lines Matthew.

Stocks Report week ending the 16th

Date:    Week ending the 16th October
Report Author:    Matthew
Best Catch:    Many 5 fish limits and 10 fish for Mark Wilson half day!
Heaviest Bag:    Several 10lb + bags
Best Rainbow:    4lb + for Derrick Moore
Best Brownie:    Several for 2lb +
Bank Rod Av:    Between 2 and 3 fish per rod
Boat Rod Av:    Between 3 and 4 fish a rod
Sport:  Firstly allow me to apologise for the lack of recent reports, due to technical difficulties we have been unable to access the Internet.
What a week though, a real hark back to late summer fishing with Daddy’s on the water good hatches of buzzer and the fish cruising the margins. And dare I say the weekend looks better?? Mark Wilson had 10 trout this week all within 5 hours from Bell Point. Mark fished 2 cats’ boobies on a slow intermediate line. Numerous bag limits all week with fish coming to dries and nymphs alike. Some of the bigger fish have been chasing bigger lures like humongous and damsel patterns. To be honest I would still favour the boat with some great scores coming from around the islands and shallows alike. A drifting boat round the margins is still the way to do it. Having said that I can’t help but be astounded by the number of fish rising right down the middle basin that really is unusual for this time of year. We won’t complain though those fish can prove to be some excellent sport on the dry whilst drifting.
With only about 6 weeks left of the season the water is looking better then ever it is about the perfect height and should produce a good weekends sport.
Tight lines Matthew.

Stocks: Saturday 11th October

Report Author:    Pete
Best Catch:    7 fish by Dave Flitcroft and John Sykes
Heaviest Bag:    5 fish for 10lb 14oz by Dave Flitcroft
Best Rainbow:    3lb 10oz by Gary Allen
Best Brownie:
Bank Rod Av:    4.5 fish per angler
Boat Rod Av:    2.80 fish per angler
Sport: A lovely autumnal day here at stocks with a cloud coverage and only a slight breeze, near perfect conditions. On The bank Dave Flitcroft  had a cracking days angling with 7 seven fish including the heaviest bag of the day of 10lb 14oz for 5 trout. Dave used a black and green lure all the way along the east bank from granger point tight back to the Boat jetty and commented on the fact he had twice as many pulls as fish so there’s plenty of fish in the feed at the moment. Out on the boats season ticket holder John Sykes had a bumper half days fishing with 7 fish to the boat all his fish fell to an olive cruncher or diawl bach and he found the willows the most productive area with the fish tight in to the bank. Also on the Diawl bachs was Matt Eastham who had 4 fish from the Alders and the Northern Shallows. Again on the Boats Malcolm Hunter and son Jim had 11 fish between them mostly on sinking lines with boobies and Humungus patterns. With the wind from the west again tomorrow the fishing should remain exciting. See you in the lodge Pete

Stocks Report: Thursday 9th October

Date:    Thursday 9th October
Report Author:    Matthew
Best Catch:    10 fish for David Manning (half day!)
Heaviest Bag:    3 fish for 5lb 4oz Ged Fish
Best Rainbow:    5lb for Ray Bird
Best Brownie:    N/a
Bank Rod Av:    2.2 fish per angler
Boat Rod Av:    4.0 fish per angler
Sport: A good days sport was had all round with the boats shining through as the better bet. David Manning had a cracking afternoon landing 10 fish up to 3lb+. At on point David had 4 fish in 4 casts! Drifting on to the bottom of Willow Island David concentrated his casts towards a dead tree and that seemed to be the right feature. I can’t stress enough the importance of concentrating ones casts towards features. This time of year the fish will hold around either the Willows shallow water or indeed on drop offs. Just ask a member of staff to point out were and what seems to be doing the trick. In this instance David took all his fish on the washing line with a cormorant booby on the point followed by 3 diawl bachs.
Elsewhere on the water those Diawl Bachs produced the goods from the shore along with Cats Whiskers and Olive patterns.
The reservoir is still favouring a drifting boat with the northern end of the reservoir giving good consistent sport.
Tight lines Matthew.