Catch Return Saturday 4th to Saturday 11th April

279 Anglers have caught 1878 Fish
Rod Average 6.7
Average weight of fish kept 2lb 3oz
379 rainbows to 14lb and 9 Browns to 7lb 6oz were kept.

Saturday 4th
89 Anglers have caught 826 Fish
Rod Average 9.3
128 fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz
Bank
What a start to the new season as expected the later start and warmer temperatures gave anglers some excellent sport. Lures such as Dawson’s Nomad, Black Nomad and Cats Whisker accounted for most for the newly stocked fish. Paul Bowker caught 54 his brother Andrew had 40 and friend Phil Snath had 47 that’s 141 fish between them all caught on lures from the overflow end of the dam wall. Denis Woods caught 24 Denis caught his fish on Dawson’s Nomad from near the valve tower on the dam. Andrew Grabham fished half way along the dam and caught 41 on lures.
Boats
Andrew Davison and Ray Barrett caught 52 fish between them on Diawl Bach and Buzzers. Kevin Dinning and Paul Moore caught that many fish they couldn’t remember how many they had returned. Wheel chair angler Paul Richardson fished from the wheely boat and Caught 19 on Cats Whisker. Peter and Ann Mclean had 14 between them on Nomads and Cats Whisker. Alan Corr and Steve Mann caught 40 between them fishing out from the wood side Steve kept the best rainbow of the day a fin perfect fish of 14lb.

Sunday 5th
43 Anglers caught 193 Fish
Rod average 4.4
61 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb.2oz.
Bank
Mark Walker caught 30 on lures from the dam wall on Cats Whisker. Dave Walker caught 16 from the dam returning the best fish of the day, the 13lb 8oz fin perfected rainbow took a Cats Whisker. M Lamb fished from 4.30 to 8pm landing 7 rainbows on buzzers and losing quite a few fish. N Sinclair fished from 3.30 and caught 9.
Boats
Les Davison and 12year old grandson Ben caught 25 fish between them on lures fished on sinking lines. Les had 13 and Ben was just one behind with 12. J White caught the best Brown of the day the 5lb 2oz fish took a Cats Whisker out from the wood side.

Monday 6th
30 Anglers caught 122 Rainbows and 18 Brown Trout. Rod average 4.7
35 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb
Bank
John McGarrell caught 25 from the Whitby end of the dam on Black Buzzer fished 2ft under an indicator. Most fish were caught on buzzers, lures such as Cats Whisker and Black Fritz also did well.
Boats
Malcolm Jefferson caught 21 fish on buzzers fished on a floating line, Mick Burr had fifteen rainbows and four Browns on buzzers and Peter Cutter had seven rainbows and seven Browns on lures.

Tuesday 7th
22 Anglers caught 8 Rainbows and 0 Brown Trout. Rod average 0.5
3Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 0oz
The strong westerly winds made fishing very difficult..

Wednesday 8th
3 Anglers caught 8 Rainbows and 6 Brown Trout. Rod average 4.7
3 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 2oz.
Gale force winds kept anglers away the three anglers who did fish started when the wind dropped after 5pm
Bank
Keith Richards caught seven on dries.
Boats no boats out

Thursday 9th
18 Anglers caught 130 Rainbows and 26 Brown Trout. Rod average 8.7
23 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb
Stocked today with 280 rainbows from 2lb to 3lb 8oz.
Bank
John McGarrell caught 23 rainbows on black Buzzer fished under an indicator from the dam and moorside. M Garrett caught 11 rainbows and 2 browns. Jim Tate caught 8 rainbows on buzzers, all eighteen anglers caught fish with three the least caught.
Boats
Less Davison and grandson Ben caught 18 between them on lures fished on sinking lines. Disabled Angler Paul Richardson fished from the wheely boat and caught 11 on nymphs.

Friday 10th
42 Anglers caught 264 Rainbows and 53 Brown Trout. Rod average 7.5
59 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz.
Bank
Andrew Bowker fished on the dam wall into what was quite a strong wind and caught 20 rainbows and 10 browns on Dawson’s nomad. Graham Southam fished next to Andrew and caught 29 fish on lures. John McGarrell had 21 rainbows and 2 browns from the moorside and woodside on olive Buzzer.
Boat
M Burr and R Bramley caught 36 rainbows and 13 browns between them on buzzer

Saturday 11th
32 Anglers caught 193 Rainbows and 43 Brown Trout. Rod average 7.4
62 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz.
Bank
B Wilson kept the best brown of the week the 7lb 6oz fish took a size 12 olive buzzer from the top moorside block. Alan Byfield and Tim Grove had a good day fishing from the dam Alan caught 15 rainbows and 2 browns and Tim 14 rainbows and 1 Brown. J Smith fished lures and buzzers for 16 rainbows and 4 browns. Out of the 32 anglers fishing only one blanked.
Boats
Boat anglers once again had some excellent sport. M Lamb and J Parkin caught 38 fish between them on lures. C Morrish had 14 rainbows and 1 brown.

Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 8pm