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Fishing Reports

 
 

REPORT AUTHOR                 Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:            17 fish for Bob Fitzpatrick
NOTABLE BAG:                        5 fish for 10lbs+ No name
BEST RAINBOW:                     7lbs 8oz for No name on return
BANK ROD AV:                         7.43 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                         1.71 fish per angler
Sport: I was a nice day for fly fishing. Bob Fitzpatrick was the top boat angler with seventeen trout to the net. Bob caught six fish on dries before changing to a washing line set up with three diawl bachs and a booby on the point. He found trout were very willing to chase when he retrieved with a steady roly-poly. Surprisingly though they chased and took the diawls and not the booby. His best area was between curry’s cast and Gull Island and along the boulders tight in to the east bank.
Tony Taylor also caught well with eight fish to his boat. Tony caught his fish on yellow owls, I think he too fished the east bank.
Rob Shelton and Paul Bebb had nine trout to their boat on dry daddies, hoppers and bits. The caught at Ten Acre Foot and at Two Trees.
Ken Whiteside was the top rod from the shore. Ken fished a floating line with his own UDF fly from Bell Point to tempt nine trout. He commented that he had lots of other takes as well as the nine fish he landed. Tight Lines Ben

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:55 am July 26, 2015

DATE:                                      Wednesday July 22nd
REPORT AUTHOR               Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:          5 fish for Joan Linsey and Ken Whiteside
NOTABLE BAG:                     6 fish for 15lbs Joan Linsey and David McCabe
BEST RAINBOW:                  3lbs8 oz for Joan Linsey
BEST BROWN:                      Wild fish
BANK ROD AV:                     1.75 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                     1.75 fish per angler
Sport: The top anglers on the boats today were Joan Linsey and David McCabe. They went out with local guide Paul Bebb and fished along the east bank from the spillway to Halstead’s Hike. They caught eight fish between them and had several more chances on a combination of dries and buzzers fished high in the water. Their best dry patterns were black bits and foam daddies.
Ken Whiteside was the top bank angler. Ken caught five fish and lost another three whilst fishing a half day ticket. His best areas were Bell Point and two trees and I think he caught he may have caught them on his mysterious UDF fly. Tight lines Ben

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:49 pm July 22, 2015

DATE: Tuesday July 21st.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCHES: 6 fish for Phil Davies and 5 fish for John Crook.
NOTABLE BAG: 4 fish weighing 9lb 8oz for Phil Davies.
BEST RAINBOW: Several weighing 3lb.
BEST BROWN: 2lb 12oz for Simon Conway.
BEST BLUE: n/a.
BANK ROD AV: 3.75 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 1.00 fish per angler.
Sport: John Crook had a good couple of hours fishing landing 5 rainbows whilst fishing at 2 trees near the jetty. John fished a floating line and caught his first fish on a damsel before switching to diawl bachs to take the rest of his fish. Landing 6 fish today was Phil Davies who found the dam wall his best spot. Phil also opted for a floating line with buzzers accounting for all his fish. Syotw.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 6:29 pm July 21, 2015

DATE:                                        Monday July 20th
REPORT AUTHOR                 Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:           5 fish for Tony Taylor
NOTABLE BAG:                      5 fish for 15lbs 8oz Tony Taylor
BEST RAINBOW:                   5lbs 0oz for Tony Taylor
BANK ROD AV:                      1.0 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                      1.2 fish per angler
Sport: It was a quiet day here at Stocks just a few bank anglers and a six anglers on the boats. The top rod was Tony Taylor who took five trout on a team of three yellow owls. Tony had the chance of four or five more as well. He caught his fish at Curry’s Cast and at the mouth of Cook’s Creek. He missed a couple in Blackhouse Bay as well. One thing not mentioned on the previous reports was that we had three tagged trout caught over the weekend; Mark Tyndall caught his third of the season! The jackpot fish is still at large and is now worth £500 to the captor. More fish going in this week as usual. Tight Lines Ben

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 5:32 pm July 20, 2015

DATE: Saturday July 18th
REPORT AUTHOR Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES: 8 fish for Ian Greenwood
NOTABLE BAG: 4 fish for 10lbs 8oz Darren Booth
BEST RAINBOW: 3lbs 11oz for Darren Booth
BEST BROWN: Several 2lb+
BEST BLUE: Several 2lb+
BANK ROD AV: fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 2.39 fish per angler
Sport: It was the last day of the Lexus Heats on Stocks and, as always, it concluded with the six man team heat. The south westerly wind remained strong and although the fishing had improved from Friday’s heat it still remained tricky with a final rod average of 2.39.
Ian Greenwood continued his good form with eight trout. He fished an intermediate line and pink blobs along Eaking Shallows amongst other places.
Peter Crowe fished a team of dabblers to six trout from various parts of the reservoir including David’s Drain.
Darren Booth also fished dabblers to complete his bag and tempt a nice 3lb 11oz rainbow.
Mike Laycock and Neil Hodgson both fished dabblers on the droppers with doubles on the point to tempt five trout a piece.
Each angler was ranked from 1 to 36 and the team that amassed the least ranking point from all six members were the heat winners. The full results are shown below. Well done to The Northern Drifers for taking the top spot and to the Stocks Harriers and the Stocks Barracudas for also qualifying for the final. The best of luck in the final guys. Tight Lines Benlexus Team placings Lexus Team Results

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 5:21 pm July 19, 2015

Today we hosted the second day of the Lexus Individual. The wind turned a full 180 degrees and picked up to be strong. This unsettled the trout and made the fishing more difficult. The results are shown below. We saw fish caught on a wide variety of methods including blobs, dries, nymphs and cormorants. Hopefully the reservoir will be a bit more sttled tomorrow.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:24 pm July 17, 2015

DATE:                                        Friday July 16th
REPORT AUTHOR                 Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:            17 fish for Carl Malpass, 16 fish for Craig Barr
NOTABLE BAG:                       4 fish for 17lbs Phil Burgess
BEST RAINBOW:                   11lbs 9oz for Phil Burgess
BEST BROWN:                       Several at 2lbs 8oz
BEST BLUE:                            Several of 2lbs+
BANK ROD AV:                      5.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                      5.80 fish per angler
Sport: It was the first day of the Lexus individual today and the reservoir fished pretty well for most with a 5.8 rod average.
The top rod was Carl Malpass who fished dries at the causeway to tempt 17 trout. Good angling Carl.
Craig Barr pulled blobs down the east bank to take second place. This Craig’s second match on Stocks this season and his second great result. Well done to all the qualifiers all the best in the final.
Tight Lines Ben

Today's qualifiers: from left to right. Rob Denson, Carl Malpass, Craig Barr, Ian Greenwood, Bob Fitzpatrick, Stuart Fraser ,Paul Davison. Front: Phil Burgess

Today’s qualifiers: from left to right. Rob Denson, Carl Malpass, Craig Barr, Ian Greenwood, Bob Fitzpatrick, Stuart Fraser ,Paul Davison. Front: Phil Burgess

Lexus Day 1 results

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:08 pm July 16, 2015

DATE:                                            Wednesday July 15th
REPORT AUTHOR                      Nick
NOTABLE CATCHES:               10 fish for Ken Whiteside
NOTABLE BAG:                          5 fish for 18lbs Fred Marsh
BEST RAINBOW:                       10lbs 4oz for Roy Duckworth, 10lb Fred Marsh
BEST BROWN:                           n/a
BEST BLUE:                                2lb 8oz for Martin Founds
BANK ROD AV:                         3.83fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                           2.84 fish per angler
Sport: A glorious summers day was enjoyed by all, however the bright sunshine wasn’t ideal for hooking trout. This having been said some great sport was had and good catches, along with some specimen fish, were taken.
Today we hosted the Cheshire police friendly comp’ with 22 gents’ taking to the water in boats.
The results table is attached below. As far as best methods and areas etc, it wouldn’t be appropriate to disclose too much with the Lexus International taking place here over the next three days.
Bank anglers did very well today. For example, Ken Whiteside maintained his usual form landing 10 trout between Hollins Bay and Bell Point, mainly on his UDF. Roy Duckworth had a prize fish of 10lb 4oz in the jetty area taken on a damsel nymph, pictured below. Returning angler Brian Wilcock had a great half day session in the Grindys Lawn area catching 6 fine fish, mainly on a green buzzer. Welcome back Brian and well done on some fine angling.

See you next time, Nick.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 9:12 pm July 15, 2015

DATE: Tuesday 14th July.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCHES: See below.
NOTABLE BAG: 5 fish weighing 16lb 4oz for Phil Davies.
BEST RAINBOW: 5lbs for Bob Fitzpatrick.
BEST BROWN: 2lb 4oz for Phil Davies
BEST BLUE: n/a.
BANK ROD AV: 4.33 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 5.23 fish per angler.
Sport: As the rod averages show Stocks fished well today with some good catches being taken from both the bank and the boats. The best catch from the bank today went to Phil Davies with his 14 fish. Phil fished from the dam wall where he found the trout eager to take buzzers fished static. Out on a boat today was Ricky Newbolt who landed 12 trout whilst fishing from Hartley and Bell point round to Bens beach. Ricky caught all his fish on a damsel on an intermediate line. Dione and Jane fished for just a few hours and caught 11 fish between them. They drifted several areas and caught on several patterns including dries, nymphs and boobies. Mr Critchley and Mr Foster had a good day bringing 13 fish to their boat with daddys and black hoppers taking all their fish. Bob Fitzpatrick drifted all over the lake to catch his 17 fish. Bob caught washing lining nymphs and on dry flies with the east bank and Bens beach being his 2 best areas. Good catches and a nice afternoon to boot. Syotw.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:49 pm July 14, 2015

DATE:                                      Monday July 13th
REPORT AUTHOR               Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES:          7 fish for Tony Taylor
NOTABLE BAG:                    5 fish for 9lbs 8oz for Sam Allen
BEST RAINBOW:                 3lbs 8oz for Tony Taylor
BANK ROD AV:                    ? fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:                    4.50 fish per angler
Sport: Unfortunately only one bank return handed in out four bank anglers. Some fished at the dam but I’m not sure how they got on. Just four boats out as well. The top rod was Tony Taylor who caught seven rainbows on cat blobs, diawl bachs and dries. He caught in Newclose, at the Boulders, Curry’s and Gull Island. He had loads of other offers in other areas.
Paul Turner and Sam Allen had nine trout to their boat from the Alders and Grindy’s Lawn. They caught on eggs and squirmy worms fished under the bung. We have more boats booked out tomorrow and Wednesday so there will be much more info. Tight Lines Ben

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:54 pm July 13, 2015

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