DATE: Saturday July 22nd
REPORT AUTHOR Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES: 7 trout for Bob Fitzpatrick
BEST RNB: 4lbs John Sykes
BANK ROD AV: 2.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 3.50 fish per angler
Sport: Overnight rain has freshened up the reservoir and the trout were feeding on small black flies on the surface. On the shore almost everyone fished a half day ticket. The best catch was five trout caught by John Sykes. John only fished for a few hours on Bell Point. He caught all his fish on a floating line, three took a black snake and two took a prince nymph. Nice to see you back John.
Out on the boats all the anglers reported plenty of action but said they were tricky to catch. Bob Fitzpatrick was top rod with seven trout on a variety of dries and diawl bachs. Tight Lines Ben
Sport: This week Stocks is hosting the 5 nations fly fishing competition. With anglers practicing for this event i have no information i can give. The reports will resume again as normal on Friday. Syotw Paul.
Today fished much better the trout were high in water and out over open water. Well done to Tanahill Raiders who all went out with the same cast of flies and all caught well on them. Good luck in the final to all those who qualified. The best fish of the day was a returned blue trout of 6lbs caught by Campbell Baird, who was also best individual rod with nine fish. The best trout put on the scales was 3lbs 3oz caught by Stephen Martin. We saw several other 3lb fish caught so it was very close. Tight Lines Ben
The Tanahill Raiders won the Anglers World Heat on Stocks by some margin with 34 trout to the team. From left to right: Neil Deakin, Warren Langridge, Andy Campbell, John Little, Graham Bell & John Brown. Well done fellers great angling.
DATE: Friday 14th July
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 7 trout for Graham Bell, 5 trout for John Hood and Ian Gaskell
NOTABLE BAG: 4 fish weighing 14lb 4oz Ian Gaskell
BEST RNB: 9lb 13oz Ian Gaskell
BANK ROD AV: fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 1.97 fish per angler
Sport: Today we hosted day 2 of the anglers world fly fishing championships. This is the any line day so the anglers can choose which line they prefer. With cloud cover this morning the fish were relatively high in the water with the dam area and east bank being the top areas as well as Hollins bay. Top rod was Graham Bell with 7 fish good angling Graham. Full results and prize winners below.On the bank top rod goes to Tim Harris who landed 3 fish on a short day session with Two Trees. He caught on and olive fritz fished on an intermediate line. See you out there Pete
Today we hosted the floating line heat of the Anglers World Fly Fishing Championship. The grand final is on Draycote Water later in the year and will see one lucky winner sent off on an exotic fishing holiday. It was bright sunshine and breezy today at Stocks, not good conditions for a floating line competition but that’s what they had to do. Well done to all who participated and continue to support this great competition. Tomorrow will see the any line day with hopefully more cloud cover. See results and pics below. Syotwp.
Tony Newell today’s Heat Winner Tony Newall with four trout. Good Angling Tony.
Kenny Miller winner of the Mentieth heat was second today with three fish.
Darren Booth a previous Trout Master’s Champion was third with the best of the twos. 4lbs 10oz
Welldone to all those who qualified pictured with John Horsey: from left to right: John Horsey, Gwyneth Monney, Mark Tyndall, Darren Booth, Tony Newall, Neil Hodgson, Kenny Miller and Ian Muir.