DATE: Wednesday July 6th
REPORT AUTHOR Ben
NOTABLE CATCHES: 11 fish for Bob Fitzpatrick
NOTABLE BAG: 5 fish for 20lbs 0oz Brian Shields
BEST RAINBOW: 10lbs for Ian Hyde, 8lbs for Brian Shields & 6lbs 10oz Derek Moore
BEST BROWN: 3lbs Richard Hood
BEST BLUE: 3lbs 13oz for Brian Shields
BANK ROD AV: 3.22 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 5.00 fish per angler
Sport: What a cracking day! We saw some quality fish bought up to scales today and the anglers reported of returning more.
Brian Shields drifted the west side of the reservoir from Grindy’s to Newclose to take eight good fish. He caught rainbows, blues and browns and his bag of five trout tipped the scales to 20lbs exactly. Brian used coral boobies pulled back on both a floating line and a fast glass.
Derek Moore had nine trout and once again his catch included all three types. His best fish was a stunning rainbow of 6lbs 10oz. Derek caught all his fish on dries.
Bob Fitzpatrick compensated size with numbers with a catch of eleven trout. Bob caught all the way down the east bank, at the causeway and at Phil’s Flats. He caught on diawl bachs fished on the washing line.
On the shore Ian Hyde caught six rainbows and blues from Ben’s Beach including a lovely rainbow of 10lbs that was returned to fight another day. Ian’s fortune turned when he changed from boobies to a team of small wet Kate’s and diawls.
Ken Whiteside also took six trout from the same area.
Down at the Dam Phil Davies caught seven trout, weighing in four fish for 12lbs. Phil caught all his fish on buzzers.
Tight Lines Ben
DATE: Wednesday July 6th
DATE: Tuesday July 5th
DATE: Sunday July 3rd
DATE: Saturday July 2nd
What a surprise the weatherman got it wrong again heavy rain forecast only a couple of showers materialised. We did get bright n breezy and for those that know Stocks well this isnt a good combination. However Anton Gysbers had 2 brownies and a blue in a short morning session with a red holographic diawl bach being his top pattern. On the boats Peter Andrews and Andrew Bentley had 13 fish to their boat, they worked out that the fish wanted nymphs fished straight lined and almost static good angling gents. Just a quick reminder we have the Angler World International in a couple of weeks with a 2 week holiday in the yukon up for grabs its well worth entering. Give the lodge a ring for more info. See you out there Pete
DATE: Thursday June 30th
DATE: Wednesday June 29th
A rain soaked day here at stocks but that hasnt stopped the fish playing travelling anglers Sam and Marilyn Montgomerywere once again in amongst the fish with 9 to the boat caught mainly on blobs and dries. Paul was out with Mark Furnival and tempted 5 fish to the net with boobies being there top fly. the fish are definitely looking up so keep those flies high in the water. See you out there Pete
Sport: There were some good catches recorded today with the boats averaging 7.75 fish per angler. Ron Melling had a good day landing 8 trout with the majority of his fish falling to a daddy long legs. Rons best drifts were around the dam wall and the spillway. Marilyn and Sam Montgomery had a super days fishing landing 18 fish between them. They found fish all around the dam wall and from 2 trees down into barn quarry and along Hartleys with dry flies and soldier palmer being their most effective patterns. Last few times i have been out every take has been seen near or on the surface of the water, worth keeping your flies up there and not fishing under the fish i reckon. Syotw Paul.
DATE: Sunday June 26th
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 11 fish for Derek Moore
NOTABLE BAG: 2 fish for 5lb Mr. Alcock
BEST RAINBOW: Several at 2lb 8oz
BEST BROWN: Approx 12oz Derek Moore
BEST BLUE: Several around 3lb
BANK ROD AV: 2 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 2.92fish per angler
Sport: The bank was a lonely place today for Peter Atkinson he had it all to himself and put it too good use with two fish to the net from Two Trees both fish taking a hares ear. The boats in contrast where quite busy with everyone catching Mr Alcock was fishing with Mr Speak and both had 2 fish on dries from the dam area. Also on the boats Dave Nixon and boat partner had 4 fish on snakes from all along the west bank. Resident guide Paul Bebb was out with first timer Alan Redman who manage to tempt 3 fish to his daddies and cat booby good angling Alan. Finally stocks regulars Derek Moore and Felicity Appleton fished dries again at the dam to take 16 trout, again daddies and the midas where their top patterns. Just a reminder next Sunday is the Stocks heat of the Scierra Pairs match. This is a great competition where you get too fish in a boat with your buddy to fishery rules, you catch 10 fish between you and then come in to get them weighed and get a time bonus. If you’d like to know more or register for this great competition please contact the lodge on 01200 446602.See you out there Pete
Stocks Reservoir Bank and Boat Fly Fishing