Monthly Archives: August 2016

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August

After all the wet weather early in the week and the sudden influx of water the reservoir seems to be settling down. Over the last wo day there are signs that the fish are starting to feed again. On the bank Alan Grant tempted 4 fish with a goldhead black and green nymph from Hollins Bay also with 4 fish from the bank Nigel Simpson found  a candy Booby pulled acrosss the surface casting at rising ffish from Hartleys. Out on the Boats Paul Bebb and Rob Shelton had 3 fish on various dries from the Alder and the dam wall but also rose a dozen more. Also on Dries were Tom Speak and Paul Davison who had 8 fish to the boat from the Northern Shallows. Also in the Shallows with three 3 fish was Stocks Resident Bob Fitzpatrick who caught his fish on crunchers. With this activity hopefully its a good sign of things too come. See you out there Pete

Week to Thursday August 25th

Sport: With the heavy rain we have seen over the last weekend Stocks is almost back to full level, great to see. This has cooled the water significantly which can only be a good thing and should stir the trout back onto the feed. There are lots of minnows around the margins and over the last few days daddys have been in evidence and the trout have been seen taking them so well worth keeping an eye out for these gangly legged terrestrials and matching the hatch as they say. As the water rises the newly flooded ground is usually best so worth casting into the margins and the submerged willows up in the northern shallows, indeed the best catch yesterday taken by Graham Barton on a gold head damsel was caught right behind willow island which was dry land this time last week. Ben is to make another good stocking again tomorrow with both rainbows and blues. On bank holiday Monday 29th august we are holding another charity blind pairs match in aid of the north west air ambulance. This is a great friendly competition and of course much needed funds are raised for this worthy cause. To book yourself in call stocks on 01200446602. Syotw Paul.

Stocks Reservoir is almost at full level. You can fish behind Willow Island again, the water has cooled and the newly flooded ground offers new feeding opportunities for the trout.

Stocks Reservoir is almost at full level. You can fish behind Willow Island again and the water has cooled. The newly flooded ground offers new feeding opportunities for the trout.

Sunday 14th August

DATE: Sunday 14th August
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 4 fish for Rick Nuttall
NOTABLE BAG: 4 fish for 9lb 9oz Rick Nuttall
BEST RAINBOW: 4lb 2oz Rob Denson
BEST BROWN: Several wild brownies
BEST BLUE:
BANK ROD AV: N/A
BOAT ROD AV: 1.5 fish per angler
Sport: Today saw warm overcast conditions with a light wind which was perfect for the annual dry lines match. This year 16 anglers took to the water fishing only a floater. In the morning session top rod was Peter Andrews with 2 fish for 5lb 8oz in Second was Mark Tyndall with two fish for 5lb 2oz. After a well deserved buffet lunch they once again took to the water till 6 pm at the end the top rod from the afternoon session was Dermot Speight with 3 fish for 6lb 8oz and in second was Bob Fitzpatrick with 2 fish for 4lb 14oz. The overall winner is calculated by adding the places from both sessions together and this years dry lines winner taking 3rd in the morning session and 3rd in the afternoon session catch 4 fish overall for 9lb 9oz was Rick Nuttall. Rick caught his fish with a damsel pattern but boobies on the surface and dries have also fished well. The last prize of the day went to Rob Denson for the biggest a fish a stunning 4lb 2oz Rainbow. The fish that were caught were caught from all over the reservoir but the two main hotspots seemed to be the dam and the northern shallows. Next Sunday sees the Boat masters being contested for so if you fancy your chances at being the 2016 Stocks Boat Master give the lodge a ring and put your name down. See you out there Pete.

2016 DRY LINES PRIZE WINNERS

2016 DRY LINES PRIZE WINNERS

Friday August 12th

DATE: Friday August 12th
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 3 fish for Emyr Evans
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish for 16lb 4oz Emyr Evans
BEST RAINBOW: 11lb 4oz Emyr Evans
BEST BROWN: 4lb Emyr Evans
BEST BLUE:
BANK ROD AV: 1 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 2 fish per angler
Sport: The big fish have definitely been playing today for the four travelling welsh anglers len Hicks had a lovely 9lb rainbow (see pic below) but was outdone by fishing buddy Emyr Evans who had 3 fish for 16lbs 4oz including a 11lb 4oz rainbow(see below) and a 4lb brownie. Between the four of them they had 8 fish mainly on size 12 cat boobies, octopus and size 14 cocktail boobies and commented on the fact that they had many more follows that just didn’t hook up. The majority of their fish came from the alders down to Halsteads hike. Lets hope this is the start of better things too come. See you out there Pete

Memyr Evans 11lb 4oz Rainbow

Memyr Evans 11lb 4oz Rainbow

Len Hicks 9lb Rainbow

Len Hicks 9lb Rainbow