Stocks: 18th August


Stocks. Although the weather hasn’t been great there have been good numbers of trout caught and of course now the water is at a very healthy summer level. There have been some good buzzer hatches of late with daddys and the easily recognisable red legged heather flies also making an appearance with representations of these insects working well in calmer areas of the lake. With these terrestrial insects on the water the fish are remaining high in the water so not fishing too deep and keeping flies either on or near the surface has been key on most days. The bank anglers have been catching fish very close to the shore with best areas being Bell point, Hartleys and the jetty and Grindys all being good fish holding areas. From the boats the same areas and along the east bank have been best. Yesterday we held the annual boat masters competition and although conditions were not ideal the anglers returned a rod average of 2.50 fish per angler.

Results. 1st Mark Davis 7 fish weighing 14lb 14oz with bonus. £100 voucher.

2nd Colin Fitzjohn 5 fish weighing 11lb 9oz with bonus. £50 voucher.

3rd Gavin Murray 4 fish weighing 8lb 12oz. £30 voucher.

Biggest fish Karl Davies 3lb 4oz rainbow. £20 voucher.

The winning tactic for Mark was a slow sinking line with a green pea on the point and a uv diawl bach on his dropper with the northern shallows and Grindys being his top spots. Well done to all anglers and thank you. If there are any anglers out there who have mistakenly taken one of our life jackets home with them could you please try to arrange to send them back as we are getting low and they are important. Easily done. Thanks Paul.

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