Stocks Fly Fishery report August 19th- 23rd

Stocks Fly Fishery report August 19th- 23rdIMG_20200824_071814


Rod average: 1.1
Best bag from the bank: Mark Wilson with 5 fish on a di3 and pink snake, Mark counted his fly down before pulling it back quickly in Hollins Bay
Best bag from the boats : 6 for Ben Fox from Grindy’s lawn and Newclose, fishing tight in with a di3 a cat booby on the point and a cormorant booby on the dropper.
Biggest rainbow: 10lb caught by Peter Crowe on a blob.

Best boat areas:
The Alders to ten acre foot
Newclose Bay
Grindy’s lawn

Best bank areas:
Bell point
Holins bay
Grindys lawn
Two trees

5 flies to try:
Cat booby
Various cormorants
Pink snake
Foam daddy long legs
Red holographic Diawl Bach

We’re nearly full! The recent heavy rain has brought the level right up and if the forecast is correct for the coming week the reservoir will be full by next weekend. The fishing is showing signs of improving with quite a few 4-6 fish bags and anglers reporting a lot of follows, swirls etc. Signs are looking good for the week ahead. The best methods this week have been various lures fished close to the bank with varied retrieves producing the best results.

Angling Trust Loch Style Autumn Series Stocks Reservoir Sunday 13th September 2020. 10am-5pm
Stocks Reservoir will be hosting the second match in the AT individual Loch Style Autumn Series.
* 3 fish then catch and release
* Fishery rules with regards to flies
*Cash prizes for first to fourth place
*Top six anglers progress to the final in 2021
* Minimum of 16 anglers to run- Maximum 30 anglers
* Percentage of entry fee goes towards raising funds for England seniors, ladies and youth teams
Book your place now at

Look forward to seeing you up here soon.

Tight lines!


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