Stocks:Tuesday 31st July.

Sport: It has been noticeable this week that whenever there are bright conditions the trout have been lying deeper in the water and on more overcast days they are to be found much higher in the water and indeed right on the top. On Wednesday an imitative approach took the best catches. Matt Turner fished along the east bank to catch his bag and with cloud cover he found a floating line his top choice. All Matts fish fell to a hares ear. It was a similar setup for Dave Grimes who caught his fish from the dam wall on buzzers. Peter Andrews and Andrew Bentley had a good day afloat landing 9 fish between them. Their best spot was up by the dam where they found red headed blue flash damsels on floating lines to be the best tactic. On Sunday we had the first real rain we have had for months. The top catch went to boat angler Colin Fitzjohn with 6 trout. Colin had loads of follows with the trout chasing his flies through the surface with a damsel on the point and 2 boobys on droppers on a floating line to create an enticing wake. Colins boat partner Matthew Rodderick had on similar flies but a di7 sinking line and managed to land 1 fish. When Colin left he changed his line to a floater and immediately started to get much more action proving that the trout were higher in the water and willing to chase with the grey leaden skies. Colin was back again yesterday and once again landed 6 good trout. This time Colin fished from the bank where he caught his fish from the jetty to Bell point. A tagged trout was caught by David Hinkes this week that gave him a £50 tackle voucher so well done David. Syotw Paul.

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