Saturday February 28th

DATE:                                       Saturday February 28th
REPORT AUTHOR                Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:           19 fish for Gavin McCormack, 16 fish for George Ashton
NOTABLE BAG:                      5 fish 20lb (ish) Ben Bayliss
BEST RAINBOW:                   10lbs 2oz for Ben Bayliss
BEST BROWN:                        3lbs George Ashton
BANK ROD AV:                       5.40 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                       6.22 fish per angler
Sport: The weather forecast over stated the bad weather. It was a really nice morning and then the wind picked up in the afternoon, but not as much as we expected.
The morning did seem to be the most productive though right around the reservoir.
The top boat was George Ashton and Jose who between them had 21 trout to the boat to 4lbs. They fished long sink tip lines and did most of their damage on weighted olive nomads. Their best area was around Willow Island.
Also out on the boats were Ben Bayliss and Adam Larbalestier fishing on the drift with small ‘comp legal’ doubles and wets. They had 15 trout to the boat and Ben landed a cracking rainbow of 10lbs 2oz. (pictured below) There best areas were Newclose Bay and Curry’s Cast.
On the shore there were also some big catches. Gavin McCormack had 19 trout to 3lbs on a floating line and a bead head cat’s whisker. His best area was Hollins Bay.
Over on Hartley’s Nigel Simpson got both black boobies and white boobies to work really well on a Di3 line and a slow steady retrieve. His Di3 was sixth sense, which really helped detect the takes. He landed a total of nine trout to 3lbs. Tight Lines Ben

Ben Bayliss caught this 10lb 2oz rainbow on a small UV double viva from Newclose Bay

Ben Bayliss caught this 10lb 2oz rainbow on a small UV double viva from Newclose Bay