Catch return for Sunday 30th March to Saturday 5th April

185 anglers caught 614 fish keeping 191

Rod Average 3.3

Average weight of fish kept 2lb 12oz

Sunday 30th
25 anglers caught 84 fish keeping 29. Rod Average 3.3. Average weight of fish kept 2lb 8oz
A Paxton caught 16 fish from the dam keeping four for 10lb 4oz and returning some good browns to 5lb on Dawson’s Nomad.
Mark Walker fished a Cats Whisker under an indicator and caught 12 from the dam and boat jetty. Colin Green fished for three hours on the morning and caught five fish keeping the best fish of the day a cracking 7lb over wintered Brown see pictures.

Monday 31st
27 Anglers caught 82 Rainbows and 1 Brown Rod average 3. 27 fish were kept average weight of fish 2lb 10oz.
The wind dropped at last allowing boat anglers to fish the all of the lake.
S Fish and R Barron caught 23 fish fishing off the dam from a boat. Steve kept the best of the day a 9lb 5oz Rainbow, all were caught on olive lures, John McGarrell caught 14 from the moor side on Black Snatchers John has now caught 199 fish from 9 visits a rod average of 22. Simon Purves caught 9 from the dam on Olive Nomad.

Tuesday 1st
14 Anglers caught 13 Rainbows Rod average less than one. 8 fish were kept average weight of fish 2lb 10oz.
The strong S W winds came back reducing the bank to the wood side.

Wednesday 2nd
30 Anglers caught 103 Rainbows and 4 Browns Rod average 3.6.
33 fish were kept average weight of fish 2lb 8oz.
What a difference a day can make the light winds made for good fishing conditions.
Les and D Jefferson caught 14 between them boat fishing off the wood side on Olive Buzzer. Les kept fish of 9lb 3oz and 8lb 4oz.
Mark Walker caught 17 from a boat and 8 from the bank all on small Cats Whisker fished under an indicator. Mark has now caught 265 fish from 14 visits a rod average of 19. Mrs Olive Murray caught and returned a lovely 6lb brown from a boat on Pheasant Tail Nymph.

Thursday 3rd
45 Anglers caught 152 Rainbows and 7 Browns Rod average 3.6. 51 fish were kept average weight of fish 2lb 9oz.
Mark Walker caught 35 rainbows to 6lb fishing from a boat off from the wood side on Cats Whisker under an indicator. Jim Tate caught 13 from the top of the moor side Jim returned a brown of 4lb and kept a 9lb 8oz rainbow. Brothers Andrew and Paul Bowker caught 10 each from the bottom moor side block on yellow and olive Damsels. Paul had the best fish of the day at 10lb 2oz. John McGarrell returned a lovely 6lb brown from the moor side.

Friday 4th
31 Anglers caught 110 Rainbows and 1 Brown Rod average 3.5. 31 fish were kept average weight of fish 2lb 10oz.
Boat anglers had some nice catches again fishing mainly from the wood side. Steve Mann caught 12 on Buzzers keeping one of 7lb 12oz and returning fish to 5lb.Ken Jones caught the best fish that was kept at 8lb 8oz on P.T.N. Paul Richardson fished from the Wheeley Boat and caught 6 fish in four hours keeping fish of 3lb 4oz and 3lb.
John McGarrell caught 14 from the moor side and Dave Batchelor had 7 from the bay at the top of the moor side, Dave returned the best fish of the day a lovely over wintered rainbow estimated at 15lb.

Stocking on Friday 4th with 240 rainbows and browns from 1lb 8oz to 6lb.

Saturday 5th
13 Anglers caught 65 Rainbows and 1 Brown Rod average 5.2. 10 fish were kept average weight of fish 3lb 10oz.
Snow rain hail and strong northerly winds made for a difficult fishing day. Only three of the thirteen anglers who fished didn’t catch. Boat angler Gary Varley caught 18 on Black Buzzer fishing out from the wood side. Gary kept two for 13lb 6oz best 10lb 6oz and returned fish to 5lb. Robert Thompson caught 15 from the boat jetty on Black Buzzer and Hears Ear nymph. Both Robert and Gary Said that they had lost a lot of fish during the day. Colin Lynas fished from the overflow end of the dam for 7 fish all caught on Dawson’s Nomad, Graham Southam only fished for two hours in the afternoon and caught 5 from the Whitby end of the dam on lures keeping one rainbow of 4lb 2oz. Mrs Olive Murray caught the best brown of the day 4lb 6oz on an olive lure.
Quite a lot of over wintered rainbows and browns are been caught between 3lb to 5lb most are in excellent condition.

Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 8.15pm