Catch return for week ending 14 July 2007

Average weight of 2lb 8oz

Rod average 2.3

There has been a lot of fish feeding on the surface but proving very hard to tempt on most days, small dries such as size 20 Adams and spider patterns have worked though. Anglers fishing lures and fry patterns on intermediate and slow sinking lines have had some success. Indicators with buzzers or small lures fished 2 to 3ft below have done very well.
Bank angler Mark Walker fished a mini Cats Whisker under an indicator and caught 36 fish over 3 visits. John McGarrell had 18 fish on two visits mainly on very small dries. Andrew Grabham caught 9 and lost quite a few on CDC Shuttle Cock. Boat Angler Les Davison and Grandson Ben caught 18 on Lures keeping 2 nice fish for 9lb. Mrs Olive Murray caught 9 on CDC Shuttlecock on an evening session olive also lost quite a few fish. Anglers are finding that hooking big fish in larger water makes landing them a lot more difficult. Bernard Brown hooked a fish estimated between 18 to 20lb but was unable to stop its run across the lake, when all the line and backing had gone the hook straitened and left the fish to fight another day.
Stocking this week with 230 rainbows and browns from 1lb 8oz to 6lb.

We are holding another Ladies Night on 21st July at 5pm cost £10. Roger Beck will be on hand to help with casting problems and to give advice, all tackle will be provided for those who need it.

To coincide with national fishing week we will be holding 45miute casting taster sessions on the 22nd and 23rd of July, these are limited to 4 people at a time and must be booked, they are free and all tackle will be provided if required.

On the 22nd we will also be holding joint Farther and Son sessions (junior and accompanying adult) in conjunction with the England Youth Fly Fishing Association. For further information please ring Gordon on 07973 779527.

The junior Fishing course for the 19th July has been cancelled.

Top Lures: – Dawson’s Nomad, Black Nomad, Cats Whisker, Blob

Top Nymphs: – Pheasant Tail, Black and Olive Buzzer, GRHE and Damsel Nymph.

Top Dry, s and Emergers: – CDC Shuttlecock, CDC Shipman’s, Klinkhammers and Daddy.