Catch return Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th April

Alan McPhail will represent Lockwood at the Trout Masters final at Grafham Water after winning our heat today in atrocious weather conditions. Alan had his four fish 20 min after the start.

63 Anglers have caught 226 Rainbows to 11lb and 1 – 4lb Brown
Rod Average 3.6
59 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 12oz
168 Rainbows to 11lb were returned.

Sunday 10th April

12 Anglers have caught 36 Rainbows to 5lb
Rod Average 3
9 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 14oz
27 Rainbows to 4lb were returned.

Not the best of fishing days with bright sun and the wind direction and strength changing all the time, when the cloud started to build at around 3pm anglers started to catch and a lot of fish stated to show along the moor side.

Bank

B Trewren caught 8 on Cats Whisker from the overflow end of the dam keeping 4 to 5lb. Chris Donnelly caught 5 on Olive Lures from the dam.

Boats

Paul Drummond caught 9 rainbows on buzzers 4 from the top of the wood side and 5 fishing along the moor side.

Float Tubes

Ian Fenton caught 8 rainbows to 4lb on Cut throat cats fishing along the moor side.

Monday 11th April

16 Anglers have caught 61 Rainbows to 9lb
Rod Average 3.8
15 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 9oz
46 Rainbows to 9lb were returned.

We had another cold windy and at times wet day.

Bank

Colin Brown caught 14 to 3lb on buzzers fishing along the moor side. Ian Morrison Kept a nice 6lb rainbow from the moor side.

Boats

Colin Crossman and John Mann caught 14 rainbows to 10lb Between them with Colin getting 10 of them to 9lb on Cut Throat Cats. K Morley and George Fisher caught 11 between them with George getting 8 of them to 8lb on Cut Throat Cats.

Tuesday 12th April

6 Anglers have caught 20 Rainbows to 5lb 4oz
Rod Average 3.3
11 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb
9 Rainbows to 3lb were returned.

Not a good day for fly fishing with rain heavy at times and thick fog.

Bank

Paul Sidgwick caught 5 keeping 3 for 10lb 4oz his best was 5lb 4oz. B Trewren caught 5 keeping 3 for 8lb 4oz and Alan Edwards kept 3 for 8lb 4oz.

Boats

Les Davison caught 5 from the moor side.

Wednesday 13th April

5 Anglers have caught 13 Rainbows to 3lb 12oz
Rod Average 2.6
4 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 12oz
9 Rainbows to 3lb were returned.

We had a strange day today there were a lot of fish feeding on the surface on very small buzzers yet all the fish that were caught were on lures. The weather was very changeable with the air temp dropping to 4c at times and the wind changing direction a lot.

Bank

Colin Lynas had 3 to 3lb 12oz on Dawson’s Nomads. P Mcsheffrey & G Rooks both had 2 fishing on our last four-hour permit.

Boats

Mrs olive Murray caught 3 to 3lb on small Olive Nomads.

Thursday 14th April

11 Anglers have caught 30 Rainbows to 5lb
Rod Average 2.7
7 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb 9oz
23 Rainbows to 4lb were returned.

Bank

J Howe caught 11 to 3lb on buzzers from the dam. C Templeton caught 5 from the high bank.

Boats

Colin Boxall caught 4 keeping 2 for 6lb 8oz all caught on buzzers.

Friday 15th April

13 Anglers have caught 65 Rainbows to 11lb and one 4lb Brown
Rod Average 5.1
13 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz
54 Rainbows to 11lb were returned.

Bank

Mark Jones caught 15 Rainbows to 5lb and 1 – 4lb Brown from the overflow end of the dam.

Boats

Bernard Fitzhugh caught 13 to 11lb on buzzers fishing out from the bottom moor side block to the culvert. Tim Grove caught 12 on a variety of patterns from the wood side. Mrs Olive Murray landed 5 to 4lb and lost 8 more off.

Stocked today with 240 Rainbows, Blues and Browns from 1lb 12oz to 10lb.

Saturday 16th April

10 Anglers have caught 91 Rainbows to 10lb and 1 – 5lb Brown
Rod Average 9.1
17 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 12oz
73 Rainbows to 6lb and 1 – 5lb Brown were returned.

What a day 3 to 4 c snow, hail. Rain and sun. But it hasn’t stopped anglers catching, bank anglers have had up to 23 fish and boats are catching a few as well.

Bank

Alan McPhail caught 23 rainbows to 5lb from the overflow end of the dam. Gareth Tilley caught 16 from the High Bank and Dam wall. Simon Gains had 6 including a lovely 5lb brown that was returned and Ben Race kept 4 for 8lb 14oz.

Boat

Garvin O’Connor and his grandfather Peter caught 20 between them Garvin had 14 of them to 10lb most were caught on Cut Throat Cats. Andrew Sowerby caught 16 to 3lb on buzzers.

Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 08:00 until 20.15
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 20:15
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 14.15 PM 14.15 until 20.15
Last 4 Hours from: 16.15 until 20.15
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:30
LAST 4 HOUR PERMITS available from 15 minutes before start time.