DATE: Wednesday April 19th
REPORT AUTHOR Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES: 10+ fish for Peter Scholes, Derek Moore, Felicity Appleton, George Ashton, Tony Taylor, Brian Shields, Roger Smith and Gavin Murray
NOTABLE BAG: 2 fish for 10lbs
BEST FISH: 12lbs+ David Manning, 10lb+ Geoff Mortimer, 10lbs Tom Elliot, 7lbs 8oz Brian Shields
BANK ROD AV: 6.13 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 6.60 fish per angler
Sport: What a cracking day! There were some great catches of taken from both the boats and from the shore. From areas as far stretched as Grindy’s to Curry’s Cast, to The Northern Shallows and Bell Point and many spots in between. It was another big fish day with three trout taken over 10lbs and another at 7lbs 8oz.
This week we have had four tagged fugitive trout caught. However only one of the four anglers had entered! Derek Moore won a £50 tackle voucher today for his fugitive fish. The other three anglers had to return a Greys comp special fly rod, a £100 voucher and a free full day five fish ticket. £487 worth of prizes returned to the water! Got to be in it to win it!
Out on the boats today David Manning had a cracking session in the Northern shallows washing lining boobies and buzzers on an intermediate line. He landed thirteen fish and his catch included a cracking 12lb+ rainbow (photo to follow). David said that it was undoubtedly the best fight that he has had from a fish. It ran him to his backing, it tried to get into the willows, it did no less than four laps of his boat and it left the water several times!! However he still managed to land it and it was returned to give someone the chance to do battle.
Tom Elliot also had a double figure fish (see photo below). Tom caught on a black and yellow lure whilst fishing onto the front of Willow Island. He too was taken on a merry dance but managed to land and return the fish.
Down at Grindy’s Lawn Geoff Mortimer was having a break from chasing wild brown trout round the Lake District and was doing a pretty good job of catching rainbows. He caught the whopping fish pictured below. He didn’t have time to weigh it but I think we can safely say it was double. Geoff caught this fish on a small Dennis the Menace tadpole but the majority of his six fish catch came to hoppers twiddled just under the surface.
We did see some bumper catches taken from the boats today with several anglers getting into double figures of fish. There was also a variety of methods working: Ken Whiteside took ten in half a day on buzzers at Curry’s Cast, Other anglers found blobs, boobies and damsels to be working well.
On the shore the top rod was Roger Smith with 14 trout on just a 5 hour ticket. Roger had fish to 3lbs 8oz, he found an intermediate line to be best, and a small booby to be irresistible to passing trout. Good angling Roger.
Tony Taylor wasn’t far behind with twelve. He too found boobies useful and added a few to his catch with cormorants. Tight Lines Ben
DATE: Wednesday April 19th