Al Beaumont winner of the Ian Greenwood Trophy.
The Ian Greenwood Memorial match will be held at Stocks Fly Fishery tomorrow (Sunday July 30th). The competition will be fished to fishery rules with regards to flies and fished from drifting boats. There will a break at 1pm for a buffet lunch at the lodge. Prizes will be awarded to both the winners of the morning and afternoon sessions and to overall winner across both. There will be a raffle afterwards with all profits are going to purchase and fit a memorial bench at the jetty in Ian’s honour. If you would like to participate please contact the lodge on 01200446602. The total cost including fishing ticket, boat hire, buffet lunch and comp entry is £45. We still have places if you would like enter please let me know today.
DATE: Wednesday July 26th
REPORT AUTHOR Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES: 6 trout for Derek Moore
BEST RNB: 4lbs for Gavin Murray
BEST BROWN: 2lbs for Gavin Murray
BANK ROD AV: No bank anglers today
BOAT ROD AV: 2.8 fish per angler
Sport: The wet blustery conditions kept all but the hardiest of anglers away today. Just four anglers fished split between two boats. Two of them have just gone back out but up until now they had eleven trout between and plenty of bits of action throughout the afternoon. Derek Moore was top rod with six fish to over 3lbs. He fished a floating line and switched between cats cat’s whiskers and dries.
Gavin Murray had the best fish of the day, a rainbow of 4lbs. Took a pink snake fished on a Di5 line. Tight Lines Ben
DATE: Tuesday 25th July
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 9 trout for Ken Whiteside
NOTABLE BAG: 4 fish weighing 6lb 14oz Chris Skerrit
BEST RNB: 4lb 2oz Ritchie Kelly
BANK ROD AV: 2.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 1.91 fish per angler
Sport: The best of the action today was taken early doors from the bank Ken Whiteside had 7 fish before 9am and finished with 9 with his UDF fly doing the damage as usual. On the boats the Manchester branch of the CSSC were afloat with mixed results. Top rod went to Chris Skerrit with 4 fish for 6lb 14oz chris took his fish on a mixture of tactics. Also with the CSSC Ritchie Kelly had the biggest fish of the day a stunning 4lb 2oz rainbow. Stocks regular Bob Fitzpatrick was afloat again and landed 4 fish mainly on dries from the causeway and 10 acre foot. A little bit of rain forecast tomorrow should liven the place up a bit. Ive just seen Richard Wincer and hes finished a half day on the bank with 7 fish to the Cracton nymph. see you out there Pete
Sport: The top catch today went to drifting boat angler Bob Fitzpatrick with his 5 fish including a stunning 4lb rainbow. Bob started off near the causeway taking a couple of fish there before catching the rest of his fish on a short drift between Halseads hike and ten acre foot. Bobs trout fell to cormorants and blobs all fished on a sink tip line. The wind has now dropped and a good number of trout have started to rise. Syotw Paul.