Stocks Report 23rd-27th of May 2020
Rod Average: 5.15
Best bag: 22 for Martin Griffiths, 21 for Ian Gaskell, 11 for Derek Moore, 11 for Liam Gaskell, 12 for Tony Newall, 9 for Paul Bannister, 9 Jose Villarino, 15+ for John Hood.
Biggest Brown: Loads of Wild Browns upto 1lb
Biggest Blue: Several around 3lb
Biggest Rainbow: 2 Doubles for Colin Fitzjohn, 7lb for Chris Cliffe, 8lb for Bruce Blackshaw, 7lb for Des Ashcroft
5 flies to try:
Red Holographic Diwal Bach
Daddy long legs
Black Foam Detached Body Hopper
Best bank areas:
Along the east bank from the alders down to the willows
Best boat areas:
Open water around Gull Island and the Bouy Line
Open water 50 yards out from the east bank.
John Tyson Caught well on a Williams Favourite fished from a floating in Newclose Bay he took 8 Rainbows to 3lb 8oz.
Carl Sutton landed 6 fish on a Viva from the Dam
Des Ashcroft managed 7 fish in tricky conditions including a 7lb Rainbow! He listed his top fly as a “Willy Wonka”
Mark Tyndall had 14 to the boat on cormorant boobies and sedgehogs fished from a floating line
There where several other good bags on boat and bank.
Andy Hargreaves landed 9 from the shore. Bell point was his best area and washing lining with a bibio booby was the method.
Out on the boat Jim Hockenall fished dries and lures to land 6 from around Gull Island and Newclose Bay.
Mark and Jack Diamond went out for a half day and found success landing 10 between them with the biggest being a cracking 6lber.
Paul Bannister fished along the East Bank straight lining nymphs with Red Holo Nemos being the top pattern. He caught 9 including a wild brownie.
Jose Villarino caught 9 from the Bouy Line, he fished a floating line and a coral blob was his top pattern.
Al Beaumount had 13 on dries and pulling boobys
Chris Cliffe had a 7lb rainbow in his 4 fish bag.
Anonymous (No name on ticket) caught 11 from the boat including a 6lber on a sink tip with Fabs and nymphs up the dropper in the main basin on a half day.
Bruce Blackshaw also took a half day boat in the evening (5:00pm-9:00pm) he landed 8 fish including a cracking 8lb fish, Bruce fished hoppers and cormorants on a floating line.
Tony Newall brought 12 to his boat with a majority taking washing lined cormorants in the main basin.
Richard Hood had 8 on a half day using a midge tip with fabs and cormorants and daddy’s dry as well.
Martin Griffiths had 22 fishing twiddled dries
John Hood had 15+ on dries
Andy Roskal had 12 in the evening
3 Gaskells shared 2 boats and all got amongst some fish. Ian had 21, Liam had 11 and in the other boat Shaun had 16. They caught on a mixture of washing lining and dries.
It’s been a varied few days up here at Stocks. The warm and sunny weather seems to have settled in but it hasn’t put the trout off! Finding deep water will only become more important if the weather stays like this. Areas such as the dam, ben’s beach and the deeps will come into their own.
Couple of quick announcements:
Just to remind everyone that booking bank fishing is not required so please do turn up on the day.
However we strongly recommend booking boats to avoid disappointment
Pre payment over the phone is not necessary as we have a pay station set up at the door of the lodge, but if you would prefer we are still able to take payment over the phone.
Most importantly we have a toilet open!