Monthly Archives: November 2015

Stocks and Bank House News

The 2015 season has come to an end. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your visits to the fishery and we would like to thank you all for your support this season, we really appreciate your custom. At the end of the season we invited all the anglers that caught a double figure fish this year to come and fish for the chance to win a season ticket for the 2016 season. I am happy to announce that Bob Fitzpatrick was the top rod so he finished a hugely successful season. Not only did he fish at Stocks every week of the season and caught fish on every single visit, but he also qualified for the 2016 England Loch Style Team. Good Angling

Bank House Fly Fishery is open throughout the winter month and is fishing really well at the moment. The rod average for November so far is 5.14 fish per angler and there are Tigers, Blues, Rainbows and Browns all there to be caught. The best patterns have been damsels and green peas or static buzzers.

To book a boat please call 07896000939.

We have new accommodation for anglers above the fishing lodge with a cracking view across the reservoir. It will be available from the beginning of the new season on Saturday February 20th. We have special offers on three day fishing breaks with two nights in the apartment. For all inquiries call Ben on 07896000939.

We hope to see you at Bank House over the winter. Tight Lines Ben

Wednesday & Thursday November 4th & 5th

DATE:                                           Wednesday & Thursday November 4th &5th
REPORT AUTHOR                    Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:               7 fish for Graham Bell, 6 fish for Bob Fitzpatrick
NOTABLE BAG:                         5 fish for 7lbs 15oz Bob Fitzpatrick
BEST RAINBOW:                      2lbs 14oz for Graham Bell
BEST BROWN:                           2lbs 8oz Graham Bell
BEST BLUE:                                2lbs 8oz Bob Fitzpatrick
BANK ROD AV:                           2.20 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                           5.00 fish per angler
Sport: Wednesday: Bob Fitzpatrick and Darren Booth took a boat out to fish their doubles club fish off. They had eight rainbows and blues to the boat fishing the washing line with boobies and nymphs over the saddle and the Northern Shallows. Bob caught six fish but mistakably returned his sixth fish, which was nice blue, so he put five fish on the scales for 7lbs 15oz, somewhat small by Stock standards, but he has set the target for all the other doubles club members.
From the shore the bank anglers were catching on dry hoppers between the jetty and Barn Quarry. Also Shauna Fowler and Brain Wilcock took four rainbows and browns on worm along Hartley’s Bank.
Thursday: Another Doubles club angler Graham Bell tried his luck to topple Bob Fitzpatrick off pole position to win a season ticket for next year. Graham fish over the Northern Shallows and close in around Hollins Bay/ Barn Quarry to catch a total seven fish. Unfortunately for him four of them were brown trout which are now out of season, so he put three rainbows on the scales for 6lbs 15oz. Just to rub the salt into his wounds he lost three more rainbows including a 4lb fish right at the lip of the net! Unlucky Graham.
Felicity Appleton fished nymphs on a floater along the shore from the Jetty to Ben’s beach. She landed four fish including a 2lb+ brownie.
The best patterns have been damsels, hot headed diawl backs, Hoppers and daddies. Tight Lines Ben

Tuesday November 3rd

Below is a list of this years ‘Doubles Club’ qualifiers entitled to fish for a 2016 Season Ticket as per Ben’s message posted yesterday. Should your name be missing and you caught a double figure trout at Stocks this season please call the Lodge (01200 446602) for inclusion, Nick.

Stephen Lind
Ben Bayliss
Ryan Mathews
Graham Bell
Bob Fitzpatrick
Pete Whittle
Geoff Cort
Ken Whiteside
Alistair Beaumont
Bernard Mcbride
Liz Fraser
Mark Myers
Phil Burgess
Roy Duckworth
Fred Marsh
Ricki Newbolt
John Sykes
Tom Speak
Mark Howarth
Mr Webb
Dave Hitchen
Keith Pope
Eric Glaister
John Palmer
Mark Tyndall
John Sherlock
David Welsh
Bill Menzies
Bob Mcdonald
Ken Dickson
Phil Green
Jasmes Nixon
Richard Hood
Mark Rose
Alan Daniels
Colin Gibbons
Bernie McDonough
Phil McDonald
Steve Unsworth
Peter Entwhistle
Robbie Finnie
Derek Moore
Darren Booth
Gerry McGloughlin
Ritchie Kelly
Paul Davison
Mark Waddell
Gavin Murray
Steve Bland

Saturday/Sunday/Monday October 31st –Nov 2nd

Saturday/Sunday/Monday October 31st –Nov 2nd
Sport: The water level started to rise last week and although slow the total increase is about four feet. Fish are still being caught by most anglers visiting at the moment. I wasn’t on duty over the weekend but I know Bob Fitzpatrick had four nice fish during as half day session on Sunday. He fished diawl bachs on a floating line over the Northern Shallows and in Hollins Bay. Today Bruce Irvine also had four trout on buzzers and diawl bachs whilst fishing from the shore from the jetty to Bell Point. Also we have started the worm and spin period until the end of the season on November the 15th and It has got off to a pretty good start. Peter Kosminski fished a ledger with worm from Bell Point to take 12 rainbows to 4lbs; he said the trick was only to only cast two rod lengths out.
Please note that is worm and spin only, no ground bait or maggot and there is no catch and release fishing with spinners. Tight lines Ben

2015 Doubles Club Fish Off

The 2015 Doubles Club Fish Off
If you have caught a double figure trout during the 2015 season you can win a free season ticket for the 2016 season.
It is really simple this year. All you have to do is come to Stocks any time between the Nov 3rd and November 15th, register in the lodge as a doubles club angler, buy a full day ticket and go fishing. You can take all the rainbows and blues you catch during the course of the day to create your bag. (Brown trout are out of season)The doubles club member who weighs in the biggest catch during this period can choose between a full day sporting and a half day two fish season membership for next season.
The Simple rules are as follows.
1. To qualify you must have caught a double figure fish during this season from Stocks Reservoir.
2. You can pick any day within the given time period (Nov 3rd & Nov 15th)
3. You must register in the lodge and state that you want to enter the doubles club fish off before you start fishing.
4. It is a fly fishing only competition.
5. You may fish from bank or boat.
6. At the end of the day you must hand your bag of fish to the member of staff on duty to weigh and record your weight.
7. Once you have fished you may not re-enter on a later date.
8. The winner will be announced at the end of the season on November 15tth

To book a boat call Stocks on 01200 446602

Tight Lines Ben Dobson