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DATE: Sunday 20th-Tuesday 22nd July.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCH: 7 fish for Rudolph-5 fish for Ron Melling.
NOTABLE BAG: N/A.
BEST RAINBOW: 4lbs+ for Rudolph.
BEST BLUE: Several weighing 3lb.
BEST BROWN: N/A.
BANK ROD AV: 1.00 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 1.04 fish per angler.
Sport: The very hot and bright weather has continued over the last few days and has impacted on the fishing as is usual under such conditions but there has still been a few fish about. I was out myself the other day and after trying sinking lines at various depths with little success a change to drys turned the day around, even in such hot bright conditions. Had there been any cloud cover both me and Rob felt we could have had some great sport. Rudolph fished the other day and caught 7 fine trout with 2 trees being his best spot. He fished a floating line with a bumble pattern on his top dropper and dabblers and wet flies on middle and point. Ron Melling fished on Monday in the hot bright conditions and stuck with dry flies and was rewarded for his efforts with 5 trout. Rons fish came later in the afternoon as the sun dropped a bit with the dam area being his best spot. A black sedge hog was his best pattern. See you on the water.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:12 am July 23, 2014

DATE:                                     Friday 18th July.
REPORT AUTHOR             Ben.
NOTABLE CATCH:            6 fish for Ian Gaskell
NOTABLE BAG:                 5 fish weighing 12lb 0oz for John Hood
BEST RAINBOW:               4lb 1oz for Richie Kelly
BEST BLUE:                         3lb 7oz.
BOAT ROD AV:                  2.31 fish per angler.
Sport: Today was the final day of The Lexus Championships with six teams of six anglers easterly winds. The trout were tricky to catch but were lying very high in the water. Two tactics emerged either dries or boobies and wets stripped backed through the surface on a floating line.
The best areas were the Causeway, Cook’s Creek and the Willows across to Gull Island and the Northern Shallows.
Ian Gaskell was the top individual catching six trout on two cats boobies stroked back on a floater. The second individual was John Hood with five trout caught on dries and I was third using tequila boobies, midas and midget gems.
However this was not and individual event it was all about team consistency. Each angler was ranked from 1st to 36th and the members of each team were totalled up to give a team score. The results are shown below:

1st Greys Team Stocks
Name                   Place points
John Hood              2nd
Chris Guthrie         4th
Darren Booth         8th
Mike Laycock         11th
Steve Welsh            14th
Martin Griffiths     26th
Total Points             65      No. Fish: 20

2nd The Stocks Falcons
Name                  Place Points
Ian Gaskell               1st
Ben Dobson             3rd
Bob Cooper             15th
Paul Bebb                16th
Ian Ritche               27th
Bob Fitzpatrick     29th
Total Points             91        No. Fish 19

3rd The Stocks Cormorants
Name                Place Points
Mark Taylor               7th
Richie Hunter           12th
Mick Glancey            17th
Richie Kelly               22nd
Shaun Gaskell           23rd
Nick Thornborrow 36th
Team Total                117       No. Fish 12

Greys Team Stocks: Richard Hood, Mike Laycock, Chris Guthrie, Martin Griffiths and Darren Booth

Greys Team Stocks: Richard Hood, Mike Laycock, Chris Guthrie, Martin Griffiths and Darren Booth

Stocks Falcons: Sir Bob Cooper, Bob Fitzpatrick, Ian Gaskell, Ian Ritchie, Paul Bebb and Ben Dobson

Stocks Falcons: Sir Bob Cooper, Bob Fitzpatrick, Ian Gaskell, Ian Ritchie, Paul Bebb and Ben Dobson

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 6:30 pm July 20, 2014

DATE: Friday                18th July.
REPORT AUTHOR        Ben.
NOTABLE CATCH:      11 fish for John Hood
NOTABLE BAG:            11 fish weighing 23lb 1oz for John Hood
BEST RAINBOW:          4lb 5oz for Richard Haughton.
BEST BLUE:                    Several weighing 2lb 8oz.
BOAT ROD AV:             2.5 fish per angler.
Sport: It was the second day of the Lexus Individual Championship. It was far from ideal for fly fishing with very strong winds and bright sunshine for most of the day, but the winds did subside a bit and we got some cloud cover. Several anglers caught well during the latter stage. The fish were looking up and willing chase or take dries. Intermediate lines caught well for some and floaters for others. I will be able to give more detail tomorrow, once everyone reveals their tactics. Tight Lines Ben
1st John Hood 11 fish for 23lbs 1oz
2nd Peter Edge 10 fish for 20lbs 5oz
3rd Darren Booth 8 fish for 16lbs 12oz
4th Ian Ritchie 7 fish for 16lbs 6oz
5th Tony Newall 6 fish for 11lbs 15oz
6th Andy Campbell 6 fish for 11lbs 14oz
7th John Brown 5 fish for 11lbs 5oz
8th Steve Welsh 5 fish for 10lbs 1oz
9th Tom Bird 4 fish for 8lbs 13oz
10th Shaun Gaskell 4 fish for 8lbs 7oz

From left to right: Shaun Gaskell, Ian Ritchie,Steve Welsh, Peter Edge, Richard Haughton, John Hood, Tom Bird,John Brown, Andy Campbell, Warren Langridge, Gordon Leavy and Darren Booth

From left to right: Shaun Gaskell, Ian Ritchie,Steve Welsh, Peter Edge, Richard Haughton, John Hood, Tom Bird,John Brown, Andy Campbell, Warren Langridge, Gordon Leavy and Darren Booth

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 9:02 pm July 18, 2014

DATE: Thursday 17th July.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCH: 8 fish for Laurie Taylor.
NOTABLE BAG: 8 fish weighing 18lb 2oz for Laurie Taylor. (Including bonus.)
BEST RAINBOW: 5lb 2oz for Richard Hood.
BEST BLUE: Several weighing 2lb 8oz.
BEST BROWN: N/A.
BANK ROD AV: N/A.
BOAT ROD AV: 1.82 fish per angler.
Sport: Today we had the first of 3 days of the Lexus competition which was fished by 34 hopeful anglers. Today was the floating line only day and in very hot and bright conditions things were a bit tricky. But, as always, there were still fish caught. The top rod went to Laurie Taylor who put in a sterling performance to land 8 fish. Here are the results of the anglers who went through. The tactics used will be revealed at the end of the 3 days. See you on the water Paul
1st Laurie Taylor 8 fish for 18lb 2oz with bonus.
2nd Tony Newall 5 fish for 10lb 8oz with bonus.
3rd Rob Denson 4 fish for 10lb 6oz.
4th Mark Taylor 4 fish for 9lb 4oz.
5th John Hood 4 fish for 8lb 13oz.
6th Peter Andrews 4 fish for 8lb 6oz.
7th Richard Hood 2 fish for 7lb 2oz.
8th Tony Taylor 3 fish for 6lb 14oz.
9th Mick Glancy 2 fish for 5lb 15oz.

From Left to right: John Hood, Tony Newall, Rob denson, Mark Taylor, Tony Taylor, Laurie Taylor, Richard Hood, Mick Glancey and Peter Andrews

From Left to right: John Hood, Tony Newall, Rob denson, Mark Taylor, Tony Taylor, Laurie Taylor, Richard Hood, Mick Glancey and Peter Andrews

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:51 pm July 17, 2014

DATE: Tuesday 15th July.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCH: 10+ for Joe Haltern.
NOTABLE BAG: 4 fish weighing 9lb for Carl Westwell.
BEST RAINBOW: 5lb for Joe Haltern.
BEST BLUE: Several weighing 3lb.
BEST BROWN: N/A.
BANK ROD AV: 5.66 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 3.77 fish per angler.
Sport: The weather started off overcast all morning then very bright and hot this afternoon. Despite the change in the weather there were some good catches made although most anglers said this morning with cloud was much better. Fishing the bank at Grindys lawn was Joe Haltern who had a super day landing 12 fine trout with a good mix of fish including 4 and 5lbers. Joe caught all his fish on a floating line and green diawl bach. Fishing from a boat was Dave Allen and Dave Allen jr who caught 14 fish between them. I have no info as to where they caught them and on what. Landing 7 fish in his boat was Robert Brown who found the dam to be his best spot. He caught all his fish on a black tadpole fished on a floating line. See you on the water.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:24 pm July 15, 2014

DATE:                               Saturday July 12th to Monday July 14th
REPORT AUTHOR        Ben
NOTABLE CATCH:       10+ trout for Ben Bayliss, Elliot Horrocks and Ken Horrocks
NOTABLE BAG:             5 fish for 15lbs 8oz Elliot Horrocks
BEST RAINBOW:           4lbs+ for Elliot Horrocks
BEST BLUE:                     Several at 2lbs 8oz
BEST BROWN:                 2lbs 9oz for Mr ?
BANK ROD AV:              2.1 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:               4.3 fish per angler
Sport: Sorry for the missing reports we have had problems with the phone line, no internet or telephone!
Ken and Elliot Horrocks had a great catch of over 20 fish with rainbows to over 4lbs. They caught mainly on Damsels and wets fished on both floating and sinking lines. They haven’t put down a best area but I saw them fishing in Grindy’s Lawn. Good angling fellers.
Ben Bayliss had over 10 trout to his boat from Newclose and the Dam, he’s put down buzzers on a Di7….hmmmm. I wonder if he is fishing the Lexus!
Today (Monday) have had some good catches dries, nymphs and wets. Although there wasn’t much rising, the trout were coming blind to dries several patterns worked well. Nymphs scored well for Shaun Gaskell who caught nine fish and Ricky Newbolt took eight trout on a Di3 sinker and various lures.
From the shore Mark Howarth was top rod he fished on Sunday with a gold head damsel from the dam to take eight good trout.
It seemed there has been more than one way to skin a cat! Hopefully the good fishing will continue. Tight Lines Ben

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 7:33 pm July 14, 2014

DATE:                              Friday July 11th
REPORT AUTHOR      Ben
NOTABLE CATCH:     5 trout for Keith Charnock and Bob Millington
NOTABLE BAG:           4 fish for 11lbs 8oz Tony Taylor
BEST RAINBOW:        3lbs 8oz for Tony Taylor
BANK ROD AV:          2.0 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV:           2.8 fish per angler
Sport: It was very warm and bright today with a gentle ripple. A beautiful day but not the best conditions for fly fishing. Top rods were Keith Charnock and Bob Millington with five trout a piece. Keith caught his from the Dam and near Gull Island on Diawl Bachs and Bob caught his from the Saddle and the Dam on a mixture of diawls and wets.
Tony Taylor had four good fish for 11lbs 8oz on Midas dries fish over the deep water between Curry’s Cast and Granger Point. The best catch on the bank was four trout on a half day ticket, unfortunately there is no name on the return but he caught them on an orange Montana.
The conditions tomorrow look much more favourable with plenty on cloud cover. It’s quiet this weekend so if you fancy wetting a line just come along.
NB* The Lexus European Open comes to Stocks on Thursday July 17th. It starts off on Thursday with a floating line day, and then Friday is any line. This is a great open competition with unrivalled prizes. There are still places on the Thursday and a couple of places on the Friday. If you would like enter call the lodge on 01200 446602. Also if fancy fishing for one of the Stocks teams on the Saturday (19th) call the lodge, we are looking for anglers. Tight Lines Ben

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:15 pm July 11, 2014

DATE: Thursday 10th July.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCH: 4 fish each for R Hood, John Baxter and Mark Adams.
NOTABLE BAG: 3 fish weighing 7lb for David Halstead.
BEST RAINBOW: Several weighing 3lb.
BEST BLUE: 2lb 8oz for Richard Hood.
BEST BROWN: N/A.
BANK ROD AV: 3.50 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 2.16 fish per angler.
Sport: Another fine summer day! Hot and sunny with only sparse cloud cover. The best catch from the bank today went to John Baxter with his 4 fish catch. John kept on the move and caught his fish on a Montana on a floating line. Also landing 4 fish was Richard Hood. Richard drifted in several areas and picked up a fish here and there. Another angler to land 4 fish was Mark Adams who found his trout lying very deep around the dam area with boobys on fast sinking lines being his best tactic. We will see what tomorrow brings. See you on the water.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 8:22 pm July 10, 2014

DATE: Wednesday July9th
REPORT AUTHOR Nick
NOTABLE CATCH: 6 trout for John Sykes
NOTABLE BAG: 2 fish for 5lb, Joan Lindsay
BEST RAINBOW: 2 lbs 8oz for Joan Lindsay
BEST BLUE: 2 lbs 8oz for Joan Lindsay
BEST BROWN: n/a
BANK ROD AV: 0
BOAT ROD AV: 2 fish per angler

Following on from all the excitement at the beginning of the week when we enjoyed the benefit of an overcast, battleship grey sky, today was bright and remained so for the entire day. The brightness was reflected in the fishing and was hard. Most anglers struggled to catch whilst John Sykes demonstrated that the roving approach, and trying different methods pays off. It took a while to find the method but when he did John caught six fine fish drifting west to east across The Saddle at the northern end of the water. Cloud cover forecast for the weekend will be welcomed. Use sunscreen.

Nick.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 10:55 am

DATE: Tuesday 8th July.
REPORT AUTHOR Paul.
NOTABLE CATCH: 10+ trout for Steven and Liam Tattersall.
NOTABLE BAG: 9 fish weighing 20lb for Steven and Liam Tattersall.
BEST RAINBOW: Several weighing 3lb.
BEST BLUE: Several weighing 3lb.
BEST BROWN: 2lb 4oz for Chris Hacking.
BANK ROD AV: 3.00 fish per angler.
BOAT ROD AV: 4.25 fish per angler.
Sport: Apart from a heavy shower this afternoon we had another nice day here at Stocks. A bit of cloud cover this morning and again later but mostly very hot and sunny. The best catch taken from the bank today fell to the rod of Ian Butterworth who caught 5 trout. Ian fished from Hartleys bank and caught his fish on a small black lure on a sink tip line. Out on a boat today were Steven and Liam Tattersall who caught 12 fish between them. They caught a few fish drifting off Bell point but the majority of their fish were caught around the dam area with tadpoles on floating lines being their best tactic. They did say that it was best when there was any cloud cover. Other anglers caught around the dam and the alders but there were also a few fish caught up in the northern shallows with diawl bach being the best pattern in this area. Syotw.

Filed under: Stocks Reservoir Fishing Reports staff @ 9:12 pm July 8, 2014

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