Monthly Archives: June 2017

Friday 30th June

DATE: Friday 30th June
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 4 trout for Steve Horrocks, 3 trout for Brian Parker and Will Scott
NOTABLE BAG: 4 fish weighing 8lbs for Steve Horrocks
BEST RNB: 11lb for Martyn Hicks
BEST BROWN:
BANK ROD AV: 3.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 2.75 fish per angler
Sport: On the bank today Martyn Hicks had a real red letter day catching his first double figure trout a stunning full finned 11lb leviathan that had him down to the backing on a couple of occasions before he subdued the monster into the net then released it to fight another day. Martyn caught his fish on a cats whisker on Bens Beach. Also on the bank Brian Parker had three fish from Bell point all on a lure fished on a floating line. Out on the boats Will Scott had three fish from the dam area and luckily for will one of his fish had a tag in it which one him a full day 5 fish ticket good angling Will. Steven Horrocks is todays top rod wit 4 fish from two trees on an olive lure fished on and intermediate line. See you out there Pete

Will Scott with his tagged trout voucher

Will Scott with his tagged trout voucher

Martyn Hicks and His 11lb Rainbow

Martyn Hicks and His 11lb Rainbow

Thursday June 29th

DATE: Thursday June 29th.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCHES: 10 trout for Neil Hodgeson.
NOTABLE BAG: 4 fish weighing 8lb 6oz for Matt Kneal.
BEST RNB: Several weighing 3lb.
BEST BROWN: n/a.
BANK ROD AV: 2.40 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 3.33 fish per angler.
Sport: The top catch from the bank today went to Ken Whiteside with 7 trout. Ken fished between Bell point and the jetty and caught his fish on an orange lure. From the boats top catch with 10 fish goes to Neil Hodgeson who caught all his fish on dry flies whilst drifting around the dam and east bank. There were 2 tagged trout caught today both of which had been in for a good while, Neil Hodgeson caught his tagged fish from the spillway near the dam and this fish gave him a £50 tackle voucher. The other tagged trout caught came from 2 trees near the jetty and was captured by Matt Kneal. Matts fish fell for the charms of an orange blob on a di3 sinking line and won him a Greys reel with 5 extra spools and a full set of the new greys lines from floating down to di7, a prize worth £350! You have to be in it to win it. Syotw Paul.

On the left we have Matt Neil who caught a most notorious fugitive trout today claiming a whopping bounty. Matt claimed a Greys 700 Reel with two extra cassettes all spooled up with a full range of the Greys extreme lines from floating to Di 7! a bounty worth £360! On the right Neil Hodgson caught another fugitive and claimed  £50 worth of tackle. Both fugitive trout had been at large for over two months.

On the left we have Matt Neil who caught a most notorious fugitive trout today claiming a whopping bounty. Matt claimed a Greys 700 Reel with two extra cassettes all spooled up with a full range of the Greys extreme lines from floating to Di 7! a bounty worth £360! On the right Neil Hodgson caught another fugitive and claimed £50 worth of tackle. Both fugitive trout had been at large for over two months.

Tuesday 27th June

DATE: Tuesday 27th June
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 6 Trout for Graham and Gary Powers, 5 trout for Colin Gibbons
NOTABLE BAG: 5 trout for 36lb 12oz for Colin Gibbons
BEST RNB: 11lb 8oz,11lb 6oz and 9lb 8oz Colin Gibbons, 11lb 4oz Gary Powers
BEST BROWN:
BANK ROD AV: 3.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 5.00 fish per angler
Sport: A wet n windy day here at stocks but this didn’t deter some hardy anglers and for one in particular it was definitely worth the trip, more of that later. From the bank Eugene Mole was up to take part in the NW Police Bank Championships this is an informal competition where the anglers have to legs one in June one in September where they just pick a day to come fishing and weigh what they catch. Eugene managed 2 fish for 4lb. Also on the bank Season ticket holde Jeff Day had 3 fish from Bell Point on a blob fished on a midge tip. Bob Croft was out on a boat and managed 3 fish. But top rod by a clear mile today was Colin Gibbons who landed five fish for an incredible bag weight of 36lb12oz included in this haul were fish of 9lb8oz, 1 1lb 6oz and 11lb 8oz the fish were caught at two trees and Davy Jones on and orange blob fished on a di5. The best catch also came from the boats father and son combo Graham and Gary powers that landed 12 fish to the boat including another double figure fish of 11lb 4oz for Gary their top pattern was a pearly PTN and the Causeway and Two Trees were their best areas. See you out there Pete

Stocks:Monday 26th June.

DATE: Monday 26th June.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCHES: 8 trout for Ron Melling.
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish weighing 12lb 4oz for Ron Melling.
BEST RNB: 7lb 12oz for Ron Melling.
BEST BROWN: 2lb.
BANK ROD AV: 1.42 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 3.33 fish per angler.
Sport: The boats had the best of the sport today with most of the trout being taken out in open water. Ron Melling had a good day landing 8 fish including the biggest of the day in the shape of a 7lb 12oz rainbow. Ron caught most of his fish on dry flies whilst drifting out from the dam and along the east bank as far as blackhouse bay. Bob Fitzpatrick was once again amongst the fish drifting up in the northern end of the lake. The best tactic for Bob was a washing line set up with black nymphs on the droppers. The trout were spread out with boats catching fish in most areas. The best areas from the bank were the dam, 2 trees and around the jetty and along Bens beach and Bell point. Ben made a good mixed stocking today of both rainbows and some very blue blues! Syotw Paul.

Sunday 25th June

DATE:                           Sunday 25th June
REPORT AUTHOR       Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 12 trout for Mick Hogg
NOTABLE BAG:           4 fish for 15lb 13oz Mr Gardner
BEST RNB:                   9lb 15oz for Mr Gardner
BANK ROD AV:           3.43 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:           3.00 fish per angler
Sport: A busy day on the bank with Horwich and District Fly Fishers here for their annual competition. About half of the anglers involved headed to the dam, the others stayed on the west bank. With overcast calm conditions this morning but wind and sun forecast this afternoon the first few hours were going to be vital and the eventual winner Mick Hogg made hay while the sun didn’t shine and landed 12 trout from Grindeys Lawn. Mick caught the majority of his fish on small F flies. Also on the bank Mr Gardner had a stunning 9lb 15oz rainbow which coughed up a handful of minnows when eventually landed.

Mr Gardners 9lb 15oz rainbow

Mr Gardners 9lb 15oz rainbow

someones been eating well

someones been eating well