Catch return for week ending 29th September 2007

Average weight of fish kept 2lb 10oz

Rod average 3.5

The weather kept angler numbers low at the beginning of the week and fishing was hard in the heave rain and strong winds. Sport picked up from Thursday with nearly all anglers catching fish on a mixture of methods and fly’s. Both boat and bank anglers have caught well from all over the lake. S Jones and his boat partner caught 22 on lures. Jeff Darling caught 8 rainbows and 2 browns in 4 hours keeping 4 for 12lb on hears ear nymph. Paul Richardson used the wheely boat to catch 6 fish on diawl bach, Paul hooked and lost a lot of fish as well. Brian Graham caught fish on nymphs keeping one of 6lb.

Bank anglers Ian Morrison and Michel Kilvinton caught 14 between them from the dam on cat’s whisker, Michel kept two for 10lb 8oz best 7lb and Ian 2 for 6lb. Paul Harvey kept a lovely 7lb rainbow from the high bank on olive buzzer. W Hyde had seven from the dam tower on cat’s whisker keeping one of 4lb8oz,
M Duckett had 5 keeping one of 5lb 12oz. Kevin Johnson had 7 from the Whitby end of the dam and Ian Wallis had a rainbow of 8lb the best week from the point.

Anglers are reminded that all brown trout must be returned as they are now out of season, its amassing how many anglers don’t know that brown trout have a close season and cant tell the difference between rainbows and browns.

From the 1st to the 31st October anglers can use the £11 four-hour permit for the whole day and boats will now cost £9 from 8am and £5 from 1pm.

Prospects for the coming week are good with a further 200 fish to be stocked. When the conditions have been right fish have been rising all day all over the lake. Try dries such as Daddies, CDC Shuttlecock, Elk Hair Sedge and Shipman’s .The best nymphs have been Hairs Ear. Pheasant Tail, Black and olive Buzzer and Diawl Bach. And the best lures are Cats Whisker, Minky, Dawson’s Nomad, Dawson’s Olive and Black Fritz. Muddlers should do the trick but they don’t seem to be getting used.

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