It was bright start at Stocks today but the cloud cover built up over the course of the morning.Richie Kelly and Jose Vallarino had seven trout to their boat to 3lbs. They caught at the Dam and in Hollins Bay on floating lines with cat boobies coral boobies and daddies pulled through the surface.
Bob Fitzpatrick took three good fish, all took a gorgeous George fished back through the surface on a midge tip long. There were fish taken on dries as well and there were quite a lot of trout rising especially at the Dam and from Hollins to Hartley’s Bank. Tight Lines Ben
A tricky day at stocks today with rain this morning then bright sunshine this afternoon and three changes of wind direction where never going to make things easy on the boats there was some success first in was Andy Galbraith who landed 2 fish from the northern shallows on a red holo Diawl bach. Next was Mr Irwin who caught his fish from the dam on a blob fished on a di6. Lastly Stocks Resident Bob Fitzpatrick landed two fish on a floating line with cats whisker boobies. everyon has commented on the amount of follows and swirls that arent connecting. possibly with a calmer day and a bit more cloud cover things could have been different. See you out there Pete
Sport: The best catch today went to the boat of Derek Moore and Felicity Appleton with 8 fish between them. They caught a mixture of browns, blues and rainbows with fish weighing up to 3lbs. Derek landed his best wild brownie ever which weighed over 1lb. 2 trees, Hartleys, Bell point and Davids drain were their best areas with the fish being very close to the shore. Both anglers found a cats whisker booby on a fast glass sinking line the best tactic. There was a bank angler fishing just down from the fishing lodge in Hollins bay and although he didn’t land any he said he had a good number of fish chasing his cat booby and orange blob. Syotw Paul.
DATE: Tuesday July 26th
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 9 fish for Andrew Fenton
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish for 7lb 8oz
BEST RAINBOW: Several at 2lb 12oz
BEST BROWN: 3lb by Andrew Fenton
BEST BLUE: 2lb 12oz Ken Whiteside
BANK ROD AV: 9 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 1.8 fish per angler
Sport: It’s been a while but looks the reservoir is switching back on (woohoo). On the bank Andrew Fenton had 9 fish from Hartleys and two Trees, Andrew fish a booby and blob combination to great success but switched to dries when the wind dropped to continue catching. Out on the boats resident guide Paul Bebb was out with regular Rob Shelton the caught 4 fish from the dam area on boobies fished on a floating line with the cats whisker booby as their top pattern Paul commented on the amount of follows and takes they were getting. The same was said by Ken Whiteside who was our top rod on the boats today with 4 fish all on dries and twice as many missed on the strike. It’s the Midweek Drifters tomorrow so anyone who would like to come along please do so., A week on Sunday is the Stocks Dry Lines competition this is a floating line only competition fished from drifting boats to international rules with some fantastic prizes. If youd like to enter please contact the lodge for more info. See you out there Pete
Sport: Bob Fitzpatrick has been out on the water every day this week and as well as catching fish has had a good bit of action with lost fish, follows and pulls. Bob has tried several methods and tactics but by far the best has been pulling both cats whisker and peaches and cream boobys across the surface at speed on a floating line suggesting the fish are high in the water and wanting to chase. Most of Bobs action has been right in the middle of the dam arm down as far as a line from Petes point and Halsteads hike. Fishing from the dam wall near the blue pipe today was Phil Davies who caught 7 trout. Phil caught all his fish on a home tied white buzzer similar to a okey dokey fished under a sight indicater. The cooler fresher weather forecast for the rest of the week could help catches. Syotw. Paul.