Monthly Archives: June 2015

Stocks:Tuesday 30th June.

DATE: Tuesday 30th June.
NOTABLE CATCHES: 10+ fish for Carl Nixon, David Manning and Graeme Bell.
BEST RAINBOW: Lots weighing 3lb.
BEST BROWN: Several wild brownies.
BEST BLUE: Several weighing 2lb.
BANK ROD AV: 2.50 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 6.92 fish per angler.
Sport: There were some great catches recorded from the boats today with trout being caught all over the lake. David Manning had a good day landing 11 fish. David employed his effective washing line tactic with both booby and buzzers working equally well. David caught in several areas but willow island was his best mark. Bob Fitzpatrick did well landing 9 fish with all bar 1 falling to various dry fly patterns. Bobs best spot was Currys cast. Landing 30 fish between them were Carl Nixon and Andy Taylor. They caught all their fish on dry flies with daddys and orange cdc flies being the best. Carl and Andy caught fish on many drifts with Currys and the willows being their most productive. Also bringing 30 fish to their boat was Graeme Bell and Malcolm Brown who also caught most of their fish on dries. They too caught in many areas including the alders, Currys, the willows and Cooks creek. A super day with the weather and the fishing. Syotw.

Monday June 29th

DATE:                                        Monday June 29th
REPORT AUTHOR                 Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:           10 fish for Tony Taylor
NOTABLE BAG:                       5 fish for
BEST RAINBOW:                  11lbs+ for Ricki Newbolt and 9lbs+ for Ricki Newbolt
BEST BROWN:                      2lb 8oz Tony Taylor
BANK ROD AV:                     3.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                     2.90 fish per angler
Sport: There was a light to moderate southerly wind that died away to flat calm in the evening. Once it did the trout started rising in numbers all over the main basin. Not surprisingly the best catches came on dries. Tony Taylor had ten trout to his boat and he had a lot of other offers. He caught the majority of them drifting out from the dam wall on bibio midas and then he ventered off to explore the Newclose and the causeway where he added another two.
Ricki Newbolt also caught at the dam, he landed three fish and two of them were clonkers. His first he estimated at 11lb+ and the second 9lb+. He caught on black and peacock spider and a damsel pattern.
Fishing from the shore at the spillway were Andrew and Bill Briggs they had ten trout between them and lost a few more on klinkhammers and daddies. David Jones walked around to the east bank and fished along Blackhouse Bay and the boulders to tempt six nice fish to daddies and black gnats. Not bad for a half day ticket.
There are still a couple of boat anglers out, I am sure they will be catching as there are loads of fish rising, I will let you know on tomorrow’s report. Tight Lines Ben

Sunday June 28th

DATE:                                          Sunday June
REPORT AUTHOR                   Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:              See results table below
NOTABLE BAG:                         5 fish for 16lbs 15oz John Anderson
BEST RAINBOW:                       9lbs 1oz for John Anderson
BEST BROWN:                           Several between 2lb-2lb8oz
BEST BLUE:                                Several between 2lb-2lb8oz
BANK ROD AV:                          3.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                           5.50 fish per angler
Sport: Today we host the Sceirra Pairs and twelve pairs took to the water to try reach the grand final on Rutland Water later in the year. It was drizzling in the morning and faired up as the day went on but quite strong wind picked up from the south.
They fished together from a drifting boat to try and catch twelve trout between them. They would then be awarded a time bonus if the finished early.
The Reservoir fished very well with six of the twelve pairs managing to complete their twelve fish bag. John Brown and Andy Campbell completed their bag in just 2hrs 45 minutes and were The Heat Winners with a bag weight of 25lbs and a bonus of 10lbs giving them an unbeaten 35lb total. Good angling fellers. They caught their fish on foam daddies in Cook’s Creek.
A full set of results and pictures of the four qualifying pairs are shown below. All the best in the final. Tight Lines Ben

Scierra Pairs results 2015

Saturday June 27th

DATE:                                     Saturday June 27th
REPORT AUTHOR              Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:         10+ fish for Andy Cooper, Rick Nuttall & Lloyd Edwards
NOTABLE BAG:                    5 fish for 10lbs for Neil Ashworth
BEST RAINBOW:                 18lbs (est) for John Sykes
BEST BROWN:                      3lbs 0oz for Jonathan Flemming
BEST BLUE:                          3lbs 8oz for Andy Cooper
BANK ROD AV:                    3.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                     5.24 fish per angler
Sport: Despite the bright conditions and moderate wind dries fished very well today.
Lloyd Edwards and Bernard McBride had great sport on dries in Newclose Bay and at various other spots around the reservoir.
Rick Nuttall and Andy Cooper used similar tactics to catch good number of fish to over 4lbs. They too did a tour of the reservoir.
John Sykes out with Dave Allen caught an absolute monster of a rainbow on a mini cat. He said it was the biggest trout he’d ever seen. He treated it with the upmost care and didn’t even lift out of the water. It went back without hesitation…good angling.
Tony and Carl Pilkington hired local guide Paul Bebb for the day; they caught nine trout between them on a washing line set up. Their best areas were Hartley’s and Curry’s.
Joseph Johnson and Cliff Roughley had ten trout between them on a half day ticket, they caught on sedge hogs and Kate McLaren over the Northern Shallows.
The best catch on the shore was caught by Paul Ding. He caught eight trout on Dingus Buzzers but I’m not sure where he was fishing though.
Michael Chapman caught five trout on daddies and diawls whilst bank fishing from Davy Jones and a bank return with no name caught six trout on buzzers. His best areas were the willows on the east bank and Grindy’s Lawn, so he covered some ground. Its great fishing at the moment, especially from the boats, the trout are high in the water and looking up. Tight Lines Ben