Tony Rutter caught this lovely 8lb 4oz rainbow on the 15th from the moorside on a black cruncher his next fish was a 6lb brown which he returned. Tony returned the following day and caught a 7lb 8oz rainbow on the same fly.
This week we have had more fish hooked and lost than were landed nearly everyone fishing reported that they had lost fish in some cases up to ten.
157 Anglers have caught 467 Rainbows to 8lb 2oz and 4 Browns to 8lb 4oz
Rod Average 3
162 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 6oz
29 Anglers have caught 94 Rainbows to 7lb
Rod Average 3.2
43 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb
22 Anglers caught 80 Rainbows to 4lb.
Rod average 3.6
24 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb. 4oz
The day started with a very strong westerly wind blowing. P Ward caught six rainbows fishing into the wind on the moorside. Mark Davies had six and Rodger Homes had five from the bottom moorside block.
John McGarrell caught twenty seven rainbows to 5lb on Buzzers and beetles and Steve Trafford had seven on dry’s.
19 Anglers caught 42 Rainbows to 5lb
Rod average 2.2
12 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 12oz.
Terrey Sharp had ten and Derrick Grabham nine from the holly bush on small white lures.
Andrew Bogan caught six on foam beetle and Les Davison and Grandson Ben caught eight between them on lures keeping fish of 6 and 4lb.
6 Anglers caught 10 Rainbows to 2lb
Rod average 1.7
6 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb
Tim Grove caught seven on Daiwl Bach.
22Anglers caught 50 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz
Rod average 2.3
19 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb. 6oz.
Boat anglers did better than bank anglers today.
Colin Green caught five keeping three fish for 7lb Junior Scott Almandares caught five.
Steve Mann caught eleven keeping three for 7lb 8oz on damsels Steve lost one at the net estimated at 14lb. Less Davison and grandson Ben caught eleven between them.
Stocked today with 115 rainbows from 1lb 12oz to 8lb
21 Anglers caught 112 Rainbow to 8lb 2oz and 3 Browns to 8lb 4oz
Rod average 5.5
27 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb. 14oz
John Heward caught eighteen rainbows to 5lb on small lures fished on an intermediate line. John caught fish all around the lake.
N Gresham caught eleven fishing in front of the culvert and Mike walker had eleven from the moorside and woodside banks. Clive Simpson caught seven from the point. Tony Rutter caught the best brown of the season so far the 8lb 4oz fish took a black cruncher fished in front of the top moorside block Tony’s next fish was also a brown of 6lb
John McGarrell and Peter Mclean caught twenty five rainbows between them on Buzzers and foam beetle. John caught nineteen of the fish including a lovely 8lb 2oz over wintered Rainbow.
36 Anglers caught 79 Rainbows to 7lb 8oz and 1Brown of 3lb Rod average 2.2
33 Fish were kept at an average weight of 2lb 6oz.
The day started very sunny with little or no wind making fishing difficult anglers fishing with intermediate lines had the best of the sport, then after lunch we got some cloud cover and the fish started to rise, anglers fishing dry’s or nymphs on or near the surface did well.
David Ireland caught thirteen keeping four for 11lb 4oz. Tony Rutter followed yesterday’s 8lb brown with a 7lb 8oz rainbow to day. John Urquhart caught seven on small lures fished on an intermediate line from the Whitby end of the dam.
Mrs Olive Murray caught seven on CDC Shuttlecocks.
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 8. 15pm