Stocks:Thursday 28th April.

Date: Thursday 28th April.
Report Author: Paul.
Notable Catch: Bob Cooper and Derek Moore caught into double figures.
Best Bag: 5 fish weighing 12lb 10oz for John Watson.
Best Rainbow: 6lb for Bob Cooper.
Best Brownie: Several weighing 2lb 8oz.
Best Blue Several weighing 2lb 8oz.
Bank Rod Av: 4.50 fish per angler.
Boat Rod Av: 3.19 fish per angler.

Sport: The weather today was a bit tricky for fishing with a sneaky breeze and clear skies but there with still good catches made with most anglers landing trout. Although there were fish caught on floating lines with  nymphs and buzzers those anglers that opted for a sinking line approach were more successful. I was out myself for a couple of hours and found fish in all areas but each fish was caught at a different depth with a different retrieve so with a sinking line it really does pay to count your flies down and play with the retrieve. This is what Bob Cooper and Derek Moore found, they both used different density sinking lines and a variety of patterns but they were constantly searching the various areas and depths to keep in contact with the trout so good angling there. The best catch from the bank went to Bill Orrell who tempted 9 fish to his black lure. Bill found a slow sinking line effective and caught his fish from Bell point round to the jetty.  Even in these bright conditions there were still one or two fish moving on the surface and I think that given a bit of cloud cover dry flies would have caught fish. See you on the water Paul.


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