Saturday May 26th & Sunday 27th

Both days of our bank holiday weekend have been very windy, infact Monday (tomorrow) looks by far the best for fishing. The winds are due to fall away and we will welcome some cloud cover. However despite the strong winds and bright conditions there have been some good catches over the last two days.
It was nice to see Leeds Fly Dressers Guild and The Aire Travellers visiting us yesterday.
From Aire Willie Riddicks was their top rod with eight trout to the net. The wind limited fishing to the northern end of the reservoir, but Willie found the trout there eager to take diawls and crunchers fished high in the water on a washing line.
Sean Gaskell also had eight fish and he and Brian Carnegie landed a total of fourteen trout between them. They caught at Phil’s Flats and along the Northern Shallows. They caught on a variety of flies but, once again found the fish very high in the water.
Derek Moore and Felicity Appleton had thirteen trout to their boat. They caught at Gull Island, Curry’s cast and along the Shallows and the vast majority of their fish fell to diawls or dry flies.
Melvin Wood tempted six good trout up to take wets fished back high through the waves.
The Best fish of the day was a rainbow of 8lbs that was taken by John Parkinson whilst fishing near the causeway. The fish ran him on a merry dance before coming over the net. He quickly returned it to fight another day.
Today was a lot quieter than Saturday and I still have some boat out. So far the top boat is Steve Bland and Neil Heath with nine rainbows between them all caught in the top foot of water. I know that Jim Hunter was catching well at Phil’s Flats as he had seven at 2pm but i don’t know how he has finished up.
Hopefully tomorrow will be a good day for dries or washing lining nymphs. Tight Lines Ben

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