Catch return for week ending 19th May 2007

Rod average 3.3

It’s been a mixed week with flat calm days and very strong winds on others; fly hatches have been exceptional with the best olive hatches that I have seen in the 11years that I have been here.
Boat anglers George Sidgwick and John Anderson caught 38 George 21 on Hears Ear and Damsel and John 17 on Black Fritz, Gordon Swian and George English caught 35 between them keeping 8 for 17lb 8oz best 3lb 8oz. And A Yard and R Barron caught 15 keeping 5 for 18lb best a lovely 4lb 8oz brown.
Bank anglers had some good sport as well, John McGarrell caught 41 over 2 days on black hopper and buzzer, Colin Green had 14on Jack Frost and Graham hill 12 on Hears Ear.

With fish spread all over the lake and rising freely anglers can expect some good sport. Expect Hawthorns to living things up any time now. Anglers are reminded that floating patterns fished on any sinking line are only allowed for fish that are to be kept and not for catch & release.

We will once again be holding the very popular Lockwood Open day on Saturday 26th May anglers can use the £11 one fish with catch & release permit for the full day all other permits will still be available for those who want to keep more fish, Free buffet will be provided at 4.30. Rodger Beck will be on the Hardy Greys stand to give help and demonstrate equipment. Hardy Greys will be showing off their equipment including Fishpond storage and accessories. They are also providing a prize for a free raffled, to be drawn at 4.30 on the day. The Cleveland branch of the Salmon & Trout Association will be attending and will be demonstrating fly tying.

Stocking this week with 280 rainbows and browns from 2lb to 12lb.

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: – Hawthorn, CDC Shuttlecock, CDC Shipman’s, and Daddy.