DATE: Wednesday February 25nd
REPORT AUTHOR Nick
NOTABLE CATCHES: 20+ Fish for Graham Bell, Mr Baxter.
NOTABLE BAG: 5 fish for 23lb 8oz G Bell
BEST RAINBOW: 11lb 4oz Graham Bell, 11lb Bob Fitzpatrick, 11lb+ Pete Whittle, 9lb+ Ken Whiteside
BEST BROWN: n/a
BANK ROD AV: 6.5 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 9.6 fish per angler
Yesterday’s weather was such that there was a turnout of only three anglers throughout the day, all fishing from the bank. Anthony Dover braved the wind, rain and snow for a full day and was rewarded with an excellent catch of 16 fish, the majority from Hollins Bay which was relatively sheltered. Late arrivals the Birtwistles fished for a couple of hours at the end of the day and, despite the worsening weather, they both caught their bags. Much respect to you guys for braving those conditions in pursuit of your sport.
Today was a completely different kettle of fish (sorry) with light winds and overcast skies. As well as a great turnout of anglers the fish were also out for action as reflected in the stats’ above.
Graham Bell had an impressive bag including a 6lb rainbow aswell as the double figure specimen pictured. Graham was fishing a fastglass line and damsels. Also entering the ‘doubles club’ today were Bob Fitzpatrick and Pete Whittle, finding their ‘monsters’ in The Northern Shallows and Heron’s Hurdle respectively. Pete was on the bank whilst Bob’s was from the boat. Ken Whiteside’s 9lb+ rainbow from Bell Point must also be worth a mention.
Other notable catches were Graham Harts 15 fish all taken on buzzers from Ben’s Beach and Hollins. Similarly Steve Boothby had 15 fish from the jetty area all on a Pitsford Pea. Top rod of the day from the bank however was Mr B Baxter with 23 fish taken pulling lures.
The sport is truly excellent and the fish are in 1st class condition, something that many have commented upon. Don’t miss out.
See you next time, Nick.