Stocks Fly Fishery report September 21st- September 27th

Stocks Fly Fishery report September 21st- September 27thIMG_20200928_073706

Rod average: 1.72

Best bag from the bank:
8 fish for Alan Daniels on a cut throat cat fished from Ben’s Beach
Best bag from the boat:
Scott Pozzi with 8 fish washing lining cormorants on a 3ft midge tip from Newclose Bay, the causeway and willow Island.

Best boat areas:
The causeway
Ben’s beach
Newclose Bay
Hollins bay
Best bank areas:
Bell point
Holins bay
Two trees
Ben’s beach

5 flies to try:
Black lures
Cormorants
Cats whisker
Natural daddy long legs
Woofta booby

We’ve had a mixed week weather wise up here with everything from strong winds to a flat calm.
It’s made for challenging fishing at times but we’ve seen some good scores from Bank and boat. Lures have been the most successful method fished close in to the bank but on calmer days washing lining and twiddled hoppers and daddy’s are worth a try.

Look forward to seeing you up here soon.

Tight lines!

Foxy

Promising signs today as 2 of our anglers landed 8 fish each on half days. 1 on the bank and 1 on the boat. Ben’s beach with a cut throat cat worked for Alan Daniels on the bank and Scott Pozzi found a midge tip and cormorants to be the way taking fish from newclose, bay, willow Island and the causeway.
Good angling both!

Stocks Fly Fishery report September 14th- September 20th

Stocks Fly Fishery report September 14th- September 20th

Rod average: 1.8

Best bag: 5 for Craig Cowan caught using a black snake and foam daddies on a fast intermediate line, his best area was bell point l.

Biggest fish: 7lb rainbow for Peter Morris caught on a muddler minnow.

Best boat areas:
Grindys lawn
Ben’s beach
Newclose Bay
Hollins bay

Best bank areas:
Bell point
Holins bay
Two trees
Ben’s beach

5 flies to try:
Black and green lures
Martini cat
Black snake
Foam daddy long legs
Woofta booby

When conditions have suited stocks has showed some signs of improving fishing as we head towards the colder weeks at the end of the season. Friday’s good conditions saw several anglers catching well, however a majority of the weeks weather has been bright and breazer which has been against those venturing out. A majority of the fish have been taken close into the bank with a vatiety of lures working, black and green and humoungus patterns have been the favorites.

Important news:
The lodge has now re opened here at Stocks.
We have a one way system in place, hand sanitizer out and face coverings must be worn at all times.
We are also serving bacon, sausage and egg butties as well.

Look forward to seeing you up here soon.

Tight lines!

Foxy

Stocks Fly Fishery report September 7th- September 13th

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Stocks Fly Fishery report September 7th- September 13th
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Rod average: 1.2

Best bag: 4 fish for Scott Graham

Best boat areas:
Grindys lawn
Two trees
Newclose Bay
Hollins bay
Best bank areas:
Bell point
Holins bay
Two trees

5 flies to try:
Cat booby
Humoungus
Black snake
Foam daddy long legs
Woofta booby

Another tough week at Stocks. The fish are proving tricky to tempt at momment but we’ve had some beautiful 3-4lb fish out and reports of a few lumps lost. Fish have been caught very close into the bank, off the surface and deep. Dries have taken fish throughout the week while boobies and fry patterns such as humongous have taken fish close in and fished very deep.

We held a blind pairs match yesterday (Sunday) which was won (for the second time in a row) by Scott Graham and Phil Donaghey. Scott fished a di8 and 2 boobys (cat and coral) to take 4 fish from around the blue pipe (bebbs’s bubbles) . 2nd went to Gary Martin and Felicity Appleton. Gary took 3 fish on daddies fished from a slow intermidiate line. 3rd went to Steve Gildart and David Graham, Steve catching 2 on. Di4 and damsel fished deep over haigh’s hollow.
Prizes went to the top 5 pairs with a individual top rod prize as well.
Massive thanks to everyone who entered and well done to everyone who caught!

Important news:
The lodge has now re opened here at Stocks.
We have a one way system in place, hand sanitizer out and face coverings must be worn at all times.
We are also serving bacon, sausage and egg butties as well.

Look forward to seeing you up here soon.

Tight lines!

Foxy

Stocks Fly Fishery report August 31st-September 7th

Stocks Fly Fishery report August 31st-September 7th
Rod average: 1.9
Best bag: 5 fish for Andy Hargreaves washing lining with a snatcher booby and olive crunchers. Andy caught in Hollins bay and along Ben’s beach.
Best boat areas:
Northern shallows
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Newclose Bay
Hollins bay
Best bank areas:
Bell point
Holins bay
Two trees

5 flies to try:
Cat booby
Humoungus
Black snake
Foam daddy long legs
Green holographic Diawl Bach

Top methods this week have been washing lining and pulling lures close in. we’ve seen good numbers of rising fish when conditions have suited but they have proved tricky to tempt. Bank anglers casting down the bank and close in have seen good results as have boat anglers doing the same. The fish are quite well spread but Hollins, Grindys and Willow island are all holding fish.

On a personal note I’d like to congratulate the Stocks Falcons on their win this weekend on Blagdon and Chew for the Cortland Team Championships. A brilliant performance from our own Ben Dobson, Iain Gaskell, Shaun Gaskell, Liam Gaskell, Bob Fitzpatrick and Tom Bird.
Good angling chaps!

Don’t forget:
Blind Pairs Stocks Reservoir Sunday 13th September 2020
A friendly comp with some fantastic tackle prizes!
Details:
£80 per pair
10am-6pm
2 fish kill then unlimited catch and release
Fished to fishery rules from drifting boats
You can either tell us the angler that you would like to share a boat with, or we can draw your boat partner for you randomly. (Due to Covid, some people may prefer to fish with their regular partner) Just let us know.

Look forward to seeing you up here soon.

Tight lines!

Foxy