Monthly Archives: March 2018

Friday 30th march

DATE: Friday 30th March
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 5 trout for Neil Deakin and Warren Langridge
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish for 6lb for Dave Jones
BEST RNB: 3lb For Mark Atherton
BEST BROWN:
BANK ROD AV: 2.5 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 3.5 fish per angler
Sport: Stocks looks like it’s finally waking up with some decent catches from the boats and bank. Regular Friday visitor Anton Gysber had 2 fish from Hartleys on a yellow dancer. Local Dave Jones had 3 fish again from Hartleys, dave found cormorants fished on and intermediate the key to unlocking the fish. The top rod from the bank though goes to Terry Oman with 5 fish in a half day session. Terry again found the fish on Hartleys and tempted his trout with a cats whisker fished on a sink tip line. Seems like Hartleys is the place to be from the bank. On the boats Peter Andrews and Andrew Bentley finished the day with 6 fish to the boat with the majority of the fish falling to boobies and cormorants and the Northern Shallow was the hotspot. Also on the boats stocks guide Paul Bebb was out with Regulars David Mcabe and Joan Lindsay they both had 1 fish to the boat. Joint Top boats today both with 10 fish to the boat were Warren Langridge and Neil Deakin who finished with 5 fish a piece. Again the Northern Shallows was the place to be and lures were there best method. Also with 10 to the boat were Jason Nunn and his boat partner. They found dawsons olives to be there best pattern and caught from the Northern Shallows and Hollins Bay. Hopefully the water temperature will continue to rise and the fishing will continue to improve. I might just have a day on the boat myself tomorrow. See you out there Pete

stocks:Thursday 29th March.

Sport: There were a few more trout caught today both from the bank and the boats. Ken Whiteside landed his 3 fish between Hartleys and the jetty. Ken caught all his fish on a cats whisker. Mr Cocker caught a brace of rainbows fishing similar areas but found his best pattern to be an olive booby. Alan Daniels caught 3 fish and had a good few other chances whilst fishing from Bens beach. Alan caught all his fish on a sinking line and black and green nomad. The best boat catch went to Bob Fitzpatrick and Steve Bland who landed 7 trout between them. They had a lot of other action in the form of pulls and follows. They also caught some decent sized fish with their biggest being a 6lb rainbow. Most of their fish were caught up in the northern shallows with pink or white snakes and black and gold zonkers fished on sink tip lines. Good angling. Syotw Paul.

Stocks:Monday 26th March.

Sport: There were a few anglers to land a couple of fish and have a number of other chances today. Out on a boat was Ricky Newbolt who caught up in the northern shallows. Ricky tempted his trout on big lures on a sinking line with other fish bumping and following his flies. Fishing the bank around the jetty was Bill Stanley with his 2 trout. Bill caught on a lime green booby fished slowly on a slow sinking intermediate line. Another angler with 2 fish was Derek Fitchie. Derek caught his fish on a Montana on a floating line. Mike Ward caught his trout from Hartleys bank. Mike opted for a floating line with both his fish falling to a sunburst hummungus. The Best catch however went to Mark Diamond who caught his 4 trout whilst fishing at barn quarry. Mark caught all his fish on a peach booby fished slowly on an intermediate line.  Syotw Paul.

DATE: Sunday 25th march
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 3 trout for Jamie Hogg and John Brown, 2 trout for Chris Webster, Gary Jackson, John Frank, Gwyneth Moody, Rick Nuttall, Martin Griffiths, and Chris Guthrie
NOTABLE BAG: 2 fish for 9lb 8oz Chris Webster
BEST RNB: 5lb 4oz for Chris Webster
BEST BROWN: n/a
BANK ROD AV:
BOAT ROD AV:
Sport: Today we hosted the Greys Pairs where one angler fishes from the boat and the other from the bank. With the water still being very cold the fishing still isn’t on form but fish were caught. On the bank the top rod was Jamie Hogg with 3 fish for 7lb 14oz, Jamie caught his fish from Barn Quarry and fished a di3 with a black and green booby. Also on the bank Gary Jackson who was fishing outside the competition caught 2 fish on a damsel lure fished on a floating line and left to swing in the wind. On the boats top rod was Chris Webster who only caught two fish but they weighed an impressive 9lb 8oz chris caught his fish from Blackhouse bay and Halsteads Hike and found a coral blob and a humungus. At the end of the day with all the fish weighed in the results were as follows
Top Bank Angler- Jamie Hogg
Top Boat Angler- Chris Webster
Both winning a greys cap
The overall standings were as follows

1st Place – Chris Webster and John Sykes winning a Greys Gr70 rod each
2nd Place – Dave Morris and Martin Griffiths winning a Greys QRS reel each
3rd Place- Andy Cooper and Rick Nuttal winning a Greys drogue and fly box
(pics below)
It looks like the fishing is definitely showing signs of improvement so with the improving weather and air temperature the fish will start too feed which will inturn improve the fishing. See you out there Pete

John Sykes and Chris Webster 1st Place

John Sykes and Chris Webster 1st Place

Dave Morris and Martin Griffiths 2nd Place

Dave Morris and Martin Griffiths 2nd Place

Andy Cooper and Rick Nuttall 3rd place

Andy Cooper and Rick Nuttall 3rd place

Jamie Hogg Top Bank Rod

Jamie Hogg Top Bank Rod

The Fishing is Picking Up.

The fishing has woken up today at Stocks. 🙂 Paul Miller fished from Bell Point along Hartley’s to catch 8 rainbows this morning. Used an SSI line and a black n green taddy with a mixed retrieve. Paul counted it down to 15-20 and then twiddled it back with a few twitches here and there.
Tony Taylor wasn’t out long before he reutrned to two 6lb rainbows and another at 3lb. Tony fished a Di3 with a cat booby and two cormorants. He had one fish on every pattern.
We still need one bank angler for the following event:
Tomorrow we are holding the GREYS PAIRS on Stocks, where one angler in each pair fishes from the shore and the other from a boat. We currently have a boat angler that is looking for a bank angler to pair up with. If you can help out and fancy a good day out, please call me at the fishery on 01200 446602. Its a freindly, relaxed affair but with great prizes. 🙂 Cheers Ben
Ps The fishery is still open to non competing anglers as well.

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