Wednesday June to Monday June 24th

DATE: Wednesday20th-Mon 25th June.
BEST RNB: 8lb 2oz for Jamie Presho.

Sport: The great weather has continued again this week and although these are not ideal conditions there have been some good catches taken. The more cloud cover there has been the higher in the water the trout have been caught, the windier and brighter the conditions dictate that the trout have been caught deeper in the water. Season ticket holder Jamie Presho has been amongst the trout landing 6 and 7 trout in consecutive days with the biggest of Jamies rainbows weighing 8lb 2oz. Jamie has taken fish from many areas but his best spot has been Grindys lawn and the dam wall where black holo diawl bach and straggle dabblers on a sink tip line has accounted for most of his fish. Matt Turner fished the bank between Bell point and Bens beach to land his 7 trout. Matt also found a sink tip line effective but this time with a team of small black lures. On Wednesday the bank out fished the boats with 4 anglers landing 21 fish between them. The east bank, dam and Bell point were the best spots with cats whisker, daddys and black and green mini lures being the best patterns. Richard Hood, Chris Webster, Anton Duerden and Ian Wood from Cheshire constabulary had a practice day ahead of their national eliminator to be held on Thursday. They caught 56 trout between them on a variety of tactics but the key was to keep the flies high in the water. On match day the conditions were not ideal but they still finished top team and are now through to the police national final to be held later this year so well done and good luck in the final. Saturday saw Northumbrian water game anglers visit Stocks where 10 anglers caught a total of 45 trout between them with the biggest rainbow weighing 5lb 40z for Gary Bolton. David Forster was top rod with 10 fish, second was Dave Wilson with 8 and in third spot was Phil Wagget with 7 trout. Various lures and white snakes on ssi and di3 sinking lines accounted for most of their fish. Staying in the apartment this week were Scottish anglers  Alan Daisley and pals who despite the heat wave continuing caught fish on each day of their visit. They changed tactics as the day progressed from dries first thing in the morning through to nymphs and then lures on sinking lines during the hottest brightest spells. Great to have had you with us fellas, great company and great craik! Hopefully see you again soon. There are places left in the Scierra pairs event to be held this Saturday (30th.) Anyone wishing to enter please call the fishing lodge on 01200 446 602. Syotw Paul.

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