Stocks Fly Fishery report 30th June- 6th July

Stocks Fly Fishery report 30th June- 6th July FB_IMG_1594056624625IMG_20200707_072424

The weather has brought mixed fortunes with strong winds making fishing tough but the heavy rain raising the water level back up to nearly full!
Fishing tight in with lures or the washing lining has been working but fish are still being taken across the Reservoir on dries.

Rod average: 3.4
Best bag from the boats: 19 to the boat for Derek Moore and Felicity Appleton.
Several other double figure bags.
Best bag from the bank: 8 for John Tyson
Heaviest 5 fish bag. 13lb for Dilwyn Parry
Biggest rainbow: 7.5lb for John Sealy
Biggest blue: 3lb
Biggest brown: wild fish up to 1lb

Best boat areas:
Newclose bay
Phils flats
Gull Island
The dam

Best bank areas:
Bell Point
The dam
Two trees

5 flies to try:
Foam daddy long legs
Hothead damsel
Red Holographic Nemo
Black snake
Cats whisker booby

On Sunday we welcomed back the Scierra pairs heat and despite the wet and windy conditions we had a brilliant turn out. Below are Phil Dixons words on the day.

Massive thanks to Phil and all the anglers took part.

“Another heat over and wow what a day it was with the wind and rain we’ll do to everyone for catching so many fish in such hard conditions.

Today’s winners also took the win last year as 10 fish were landed by Alistair Beaumont & Dave Morris, the pair fished blobs on a intermediate lines down at gull island area where most of the boats were all day trying to find some cover.

Kevin Dinning & @Wayne Dent also landed 10 fish to win the Scierra fly lines and take a place on the final.

Final pair to qualify was @Ian Gaskell and Ben Dobson who landed 8 fish again all caught in the same area in and around Gull island.

Thanks to Stocks Reservoir and Ben James Fox for the work and all the anglers.”

Tuition and Guiding are available at the fishery: for more information call Stocks on 01200446602 or email

Look forward to seeing you up here soon 🙂

Tight lines!

Ben Fox

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