This coming weekend is the last weekend of the 2012 season. It is also the last weekend for all those anglers that have caught a double figure fish from stocks this year, to try and win a free season ticket for 2013. All you have to do is come along, buy a day ticket and weigh in your biggest fish from your bag. The best fish will win the free season ticket. Although we’ve had some good fish caught outside the doubles club fish off, the current winning fish is 2lbs 9oz, which is very beatable. The last day you can enter is Friday November 30th you’ve got to be in it to win it!
The fishing has continued to be tricky but we are still seeing trout brought up to the scales with one or two nice bags. The best rainbow over the last few days was a cracking fish of 7lbs that fell to an orange blob fished near willow Island. Willow Island has been a hotspot from the boats, as has Gull Island, Curry’s Cast, Grindy’s Lawn and Hollins Bay. The best patterns have been blobs, cormorants, Cats whiskers, Humongous and minkies. From the shore Bell Point is the best area, but Ben’s Beach, Hartley’s, Hollins Bay and Grindy’s are also worth fishing. On windy days sinking lines with cats whisker boobies and humongous patterns have scored well and the more settled days floating lines or midge tips with cormorants, boobies and black tadpoles. If it goes flat calm don’t rule out dries fished along the margins the best patterns to try are black f flies, claret hoppers and black bits. A detailed review for the 2012 season will follow shortly. Tight Lines Ben