Monthly Archives: June 2016

Thursday June 30th

DATE:                             Thursday June 30th
NOTABLE CATCHES: 8 fish for James Birtwistle
NOTABLE BAG:           5lb 12oz Ray Entwistle
BEST RAINBOW:        4lb 8oz James Birtwistle
BEST BROWN:            2lb 8oz James Birtwistle
BEST BLUE:                 4lb 8oz Neil Hodgson
BANK ROD AV:           4.50 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:            2.83 fish per angler
Sport: some good catches today on both the bank and the boats. Ray entwistle had 4 fish with his fritz lures from the boat jetty area also on the bank Don Blades had 4 fish with Montanas and vivas. On the boats Neil Hodgson and his partner had 14 fish with various flies fished in the surface including a stunning 4lb 8oz blue. Also fishing high in the water with 11 fish were Dave Allan and John Sykes. This evening we hosted three local clubs on their competition/social they only took to the water for 4 hours but caught 29 fish between 17 of them. Top rod went to James Birtwistle who tempted 8 fish to the net on Nomad lures followed closely by Ian Gregg with 6 fish on Daddies, Boobies and Montanas. Fish are being caught all across the reservoir with flies being fished high in the water taking the majority of the fish so don’t be fooled into fishing below the fish with sinking lines. This cooler weather is sure to keep the fish biting, see you out there Pete

Wednesday June 29th

DATE:                                        Wednesday June 29th
REPORT AUTHOR                 Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:             7 fish for Bob Fitzpatrick
NOTABLE BAG:                       2 fish for 5lbs 8oz Derek Moore
BEST RAINBOW:                    3lbs 4oz Bob Fitzpatrick
BEST BROWN:                        3lbs 1oz Derek Moore
BEST BLUE:                             4lbs 4oz Gavin Murray
BANK ROD AV:                       No bank anglers today
BOAT ROD AV:                       3.00 fish per angler
Sport: Despite the rain and wind the reservoir fished well today. There were no bank anglers and all bar one angler was on a half day ticket so a three fish average wasn’t bad going.
Bob Fitzpatrick caught seven rainbows and blues fishing a midge tip and boobies.
Derek Moore caught five on dries including a nice brownie and his bag of two fish for 5lbs 8oz won him a fly line for having the heaviest bag of the mid week drifters.
Alex Rankin also took five trout on dries. The best area was in the shelter of the dam. Bank House is also fishing really well at the moment to dries and washing lined diawls. Tight Lines Ben

Tuesday 28th June

A rain soaked day here at stocks but that hasnt stopped the fish playing travelling anglers Sam and Marilyn Montgomerywere once again in amongst the fish with 9 to the boat caught mainly on blobs and dries. Paul was out with Mark Furnival and tempted 5 fish to the net with boobies being there top fly. the fish are definitely looking up so keep those flies high in the water. See you out there Pete

Stocks:Monday 27th June.

Sport: There were some good catches recorded today with the boats averaging 7.75 fish per angler. Ron Melling had a good day landing 8 trout with the majority of his fish falling to a daddy long legs. Rons best drifts were around the dam wall and the spillway. Marilyn and Sam Montgomery had a super days fishing landing 18 fish between them. They found fish all around the dam wall and from 2 trees down into barn quarry and along Hartleys with dry flies and soldier palmer being their most effective patterns. Last few times i have been out every take has been seen near or on the surface of the water, worth keeping your flies up there and not fishing under the fish i reckon. Syotw Paul.

DATE: Sunday June 26th


NOTABLE CATCHES: 11 fish for Derek Moore

NOTABLE BAG: 2 fish for 5lb Mr. Alcock

BEST RAINBOW: Several at 2lb 8oz

BEST BROWN: Approx 12oz Derek Moore

BEST BLUE: Several around 3lb

BANK ROD AV: 2 fish per angler

BOAT ROD AV: 2.92fish per angler

Sport: The bank was a lonely place today for Peter Atkinson he had it all to himself and put it too good use with two fish to the net from Two Trees both fish taking a hares ear. The boats in contrast where quite busy with everyone catching Mr Alcock was fishing with Mr Speak and both had 2 fish on dries from the dam area. Also on the boats Dave Nixon and boat partner had 4 fish on snakes from all along the west bank. Resident guide Paul Bebb was out with first timer Alan Redman who manage to tempt 3 fish to his daddies and cat booby good angling Alan. Finally stocks regulars Derek Moore and Felicity Appleton fished dries again at the dam to take 16 trout, again daddies and the midas where their top patterns. Just a reminder next Sunday is the Stocks heat of the Scierra Pairs match. This is a great competition where you get too fish in a boat with your buddy to fishery rules, you catch 10 fish between you and then come in to get them weighed and get a time bonus. If you’d like to know more or register for this great competition please contact the lodge on 01200 446602.See you out there Pete