Saturday April 14th

DATE:                                          Saturday April 14th
REPORT AUTHOR                      Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:                 22 trout for Paul Miller, 16 for Neil Deakin
NOTABLE BAG:                          5 fish for 14lbs 8oz Jose Villarino
BEST RNB:                                 11lbs George Ashton, 10lbs+ Simon Vorley
BEST BLUE:                                4lbs Gary Martin
BEST BROWN:                           2lbs Paul Miller
BANK ROD AV:                          8.5 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                          6.4 fish per angler
Sport: It was a cracking day here at Stocks, there were buzzers hatching all over the water and the trout were feeding enthusiastically.
We held our ‘Troutmasters fisf off’ today where the winner will represent Stocks in the national final later in the year. We had five anglers taking part in the pegged bank competition, which was fished from Bell Point along Ben’s Beach.
The five anglers caught a very impressive fifty trout between them and the vast majority were released to fight another day.
Neil Deakin came out on top with 16 fish. Neil fished an SSi line with two yellow beaded black tadpoles. He also lost an absolute clonker that ran him right into his backing. Well done Neil Good angling and good luck in the final.
In second place was Graham Bell who caught 12 trout on a slow glass line with olive apps worms. Graham put a 7lb 8oz rainbow back just after he’d completed his bag.
In third place was Andy Cooper with 11 trout. Andy opted for a damsel patterns on a ghost tip line.
In fourth place was Warren Langridge with eight fish. Warren fished both the bung and lures on an intermediate line.
In fifth place was Richard Wincer who stuck with buzzers all day to take three fish. Even though the trout are feeding on buzzers, the lures came out on top today.
The full results are shown below.
Outside of the competition the best catch was caught, once again, by Paul Miller who fished along Harltley’s bank. Paul caught a steady stream of trout including rainbows, blues and a brownie. Paul used an SSI (slow sinking intermediate line) with both a pearly and orange cat booby variant and a green pea booby to land a staggering 24 fish! Pretty impressive especially as he did this on just a 5hr ticket and was gone by 1:30! Good angling Paul
There was good sport to be had on the boats too.
Rob Flude had twelve rainbows on cat’s whiskers and damsels fishing all over the reservoir. Rob also caught one of our prize tagged fugitive trout winning him a VISION ONKI fly rod worth £220! Not a bad day out.
Derek Moore and Gary Martin had 17 fish to their boat, the best of which was a nice 4lb blue trout.
George Ashton and Jose Villarino had 19 trout including a rainbow of 11lbs caught by George and another 6lbs 2oz caught by Jose. They fished along Curry’s, The Willows and Gull Island with sink tips and olive lures.
Finally Simon Vorley, who is staying in our onsite accommodation with his brother Steve caught eight trout including a fin perfect double figure rainbow. It fell to a cormorant off the East Bank. See the pics below.
We have plenty of boats available tomorrow if you fancy wetting a line. Tight Lines Ben

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