Catch return for week ending 21 July 2007

Average weight of fish kept 2lb 10oz

Rod average 2.3

It’s been a mixed week with Dries doing well some days and nymphs and lures on others, most anglers have had one or two fish and a lot of fish have been hooked and lost. Damsel nymph has been the most constant pattern with CDC shuttlecock and size 18 Parachutes the best dries.

Boat angler Andrew Sowerby caught 15 on very small dries fished on light tippets. Mark Walker caught 14 from the culvert on mini Cats whisker fished under an indicator and John McGarrell had 12 from the Whitby end of the dam on size 18 Parachute. P Neesam caught the biggest rainbow of 7lb from a boat and M Chipchase had the best brown of 6lb 8oz.

Stocking this week with 230 rainbows from 1lb 8oz 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: – CDC Shuttlecock, CDC Shipman’s, Klinkhammers and Daddy.