Rod average: 5.4
Stocks continues to fish well with the rain raising the level and providing some new and rich feeding grounds for the fish to move into. The fishing continues to be good in the top of the water with anglers catching well on floating, midge tip and intermediate lines with a combination of dries, nymphs and lures. Cat boobys and bright blobs being the particular favourite with holographic Diawl Bachs and Cormorants on the droppers and on their own also working.
The bank anglers and boat anglers both continue to catch well so there’s something to suit every angler!
We had a large stocking of fish averaging 2.7lb this week and our fish continue to scrap hard and test anglers tackle.
On the 8th of June we hosted the Anglian water airflo international north of England heat.
18 anglers forming 3 teams took to the water and after catching 106 the rod average was 5.89.
Top spot went to John Turner with 11 fish for 22lb 7 oz. John was called in to replace Ian Gaskell who was in ill health (he is now on the mend!) Ian Gaskell always seems to beat our own Ben Dobson to the top spot in this match and now it would seem even his replacement can pip Ben to the top spot!
Ben took 9 fish for 19lb 13oz for 2nd
In third place was Colin Fitzjohn with 8 fish for 16lb 15oz
The top 3 all caught on a mixture of boobys, cormorants, blobs and nymphs on midge tip lines. With a mixture of retrieves working. Orange blobs, cat boobys and peaches and cream boobys taking a good share of the fish. Hot spots were Hartleys, Bell point and Halstead’s hike to the Boulders.
In the accommodation this week we had Michael Timlin and Ian and Jim Crieghton who not only caught loads of fish in their two days but Jim also caught one of our tagged fish bagging himself a £100 voucher which he split with his counterparts taking away some new fly lines.
We have also had plenty more double figure fish out and Gavin Murray and Gary Martin got two of them while sharing a boat earlier in the week!
No video this week sadly but here’s a quick report on how the Res is fishing.
Rod Average: 6
We have continued to see good numbers of fish taken from both bank and boat this week with scores up to 18 fish on a wide range of methods. The key has been getting the flies in the top 1-3ft of water. Dries, washing lining and pulling in the surface have all done well with a few of the favourite patterns feature on the attached slideshow.
We have also seen a good number of double figure fish caught!
Individual reports will follow on the various competitions we have held and will appear on here in the coming week…
Hope to see you down here soon for some top top of the water sport!