Hi all, we have an angler looking for a partner to fish the stocks Pairs heat on Saturday. If you would like to join up with him and have a go then please call the fishery on 01200 446602 or reply to this email. Currently there are only four pairs entered into this particular heat, and we have more places than that allocated to qualify for the final, so if you would like to enter with a partner of your own then please let know ASAP. Obviously, the fishery is open to all for a nice day out on the water. Tight Lines Ben
It was a very quiet day at the fishery today only one boat out with an angler teaching a beginner the ropes of casting. They both had pulls but nothing to the net. Hopefully we’ll have more to write about tomorrow.
Tight lines Ben
DATE: Sunday August 26th
REPORT AUTHOR Ben
NOTABLE CATCH: 2 fish for Richard Hood, Carl Nixon, Bernard McBride, Bob Fitzpatrick, Roger Minshall, Paul Johnson and John Hood
NOTABLE BAG 2 fish for 5lbs 3oz to John Hood
BEST RAINBOW: 3lbs 9oz to Ian Kitson
BEST BROWN: Small wild fish only
BANK ROD AV: 1.0 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 0.8 fish per angler.
SPORT: A rise in water level overnight made the already tricky fishing very difficult. We had 30 anglers fishing in the GREYS Dry Lines and between them they caught 24 trout. The anglers were ranked after a 4hr morning session and then again after the afternoon session and the angler with the lowest score was the 2012 champion winning a £200 Greys tackle voucher. Two anglers caught fish in both sessions Carl Nixon, who was 7th in the morning and 9th in the afternoon giving him a total of 16 and Bernard McBride who was 5th in the morning and 10th in the afternoon giving him a total of 15 so he just pipped Carl to 1st place. Bernard caught his fish on a popper hopper fished just subsurface. The morning session was won by John Hood with two trout for 5lbs 2oz caught on a yellow fritz. In second place Paul Johnson with to trout for 4lbs 6oz and in 3rd was Richard Hood with one trout for 3lbs 2oz. The afternoon session was won by Roger Minshall who had two trout for 4lbs 5oz on a gold headed damsel. In second place was Bob Fitzpatrick also with two trout and in third place was Billy Thompson with one trout for 3lbs 2oz. It was a tough day but fished in great spirit by all, well done to all the prize winners and I would like to thank GREYS for their continued support.
On a positive note there were a lot more terrestrial insects about today with lots of daddies and black fly on the shores of the reservoir. With a bit of luck they will tempt the trout up to the surface and give us some of the dry fly action that we’ve become accustomed to on Stocks. Tight Lines Ben
A very wet day, kept a few people away, however there were a number of anglers who did brave the wet conditions two of these anglers were Paul Bebb and Andrew Hargreaves. Who found the fish around Willow Island and the best tactic was to fish a small green pea on a floating line with nymphs on the droppers. John Seeley was on the bank today and found the fish around the jetty and in Hollins and that his best pattern was a cat whisker on an intermediate. Tight Lines Tom
DATE: Friday August 24th
REPORT AUTHOR Ben
NOTABLE CATCH: 7 trout for Derek Critchley, 5 trout for Barry Foster, 5 trout for Chris Harrison
NOTABLE BAG 5 fish for 11lbs 8oz Derek Critchley
BEST RAINBOW: 2lbs 8oz Barry Foster
BANK ROD AV: 2.00 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 1.30 fish per angler.
SPORT: Hot heads and diawl bachs caught the most fish today. Derek Critchley and Barry Foster had twelve fish to their boat today, which was a brilliant catch on a difficult day. They took three from Willow Island and the rest came from the shallow spit and the southern end of Gull Island. They both fished with floating lines with black tadpoles with a chartreuse hot heads and a second black and chartreuse cormorant on the dropper. Their retrieve was a slow figure of eight. They a lot of other pulls as well. Frustratingly I know other anglers fished with similar flies and had little success. On the shore the top rod was Chris Harrison. Chris tried the same method as Derek and Barry but just had a few pulls so he switched to an intermediate line, put a couple of skinny diawl bachs on the droppers and a blob on the point. He started to get more action and in short time he landed five nice rainbows, all of which took the diawl bachs. Fluorescent yellow or chartreuse seems to be really important at the moment. I’ve seen a lot of fish caught on a variety of different patterns that have these colours somewhere in their dressing. Tight Lines Ben
SPORT: Thursday 23rd August.
The weather was not too bad here today and although it was not what you would call nice at least the rain held off for the most part. The best catch of the day went to Ken and Mick Whiteside who tempted 8 trout between them this morning. Ken and Mick caught their fish between Bell point and Bens beach with all their fish falling to various lures. As well as lures other anglers caught on more imitative patterns with buzzers, ptn and diawl bach all taking a fish or two. Ben made another good stocking today, this time with some great blue trout, once these fish acclimatise they will provide super sport, we should see them make an appearance this weekend. See you on the water Paul.