Sport: Tuesday 10th September.
With the water at a healthy level and cooler overnight temperatures the trout have moved closer to the shore where they can be caught right in amongst the submerged weeds and grasses. The best bank areas have been Grindys lawn in the corner of the dam, Hollins bay, and two trees, Hartleys and Bell point. With the trout still high in the water bank anglers have found either floating or intermediate lines best with daddys, orange lures and damsels the top patterns with a damsel with a touch of orange incorporated in the tying particularly effective. From the boats the top areas have been up the top of the northern end of the lake with Phils flats, willow island, the northern shallows and the willows on the east bank along to Currys cast all holding trout. On Saturday 7th we held a Stocks pairs competition where anglers fished with a friend with the aim of catching 10 trout between them as fast as possible and getting back to the jetty to claim a time bonus. Most of the boats headed off up to the northern end of the lake and this is where the winners and only boat to finish found their fish. Chris Webster and John Sykes caught their 10 trout in amongst the sticks tight to willow island with damsels and a black and green fritz fished on a di3 sinking line being their winning tactic.
Result. 1st Chris Webster and John Sykes. 10 fish 34lb 12oz with time bonus.
2nd Kevin Dinning and Wayne Dent. 7 fish 22lb 9oz.
3rd Warren Price and Felicity Appleton. 3fish 17lb 3oz.
4th Gavin Murray and Stuart Halford. 4 fish 13lb 5oz.
Biggest fish. 10lb 9oz Warren Price.
I would like to thank everyone who fished the competition and I hope you all enjoyed your day. It was also great to see a number of anglers fishing in their first ever competition and hopefully we will see you again soon. Many thanks Paul.