Catch Return Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th April

Les Davison with the best fish of the week so far a lovely 8lb 10oz Over Wintered Rainbow.

106 Anglers have caught 698 Rainbows to 8lb 10oz and 2 Browns
Rod Average 6.6
119 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz

Sunday 14th
15 Anglers have caught 79 Rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 5.3
17 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb

16c to 18c today but with a very strong SSW wind making casting difficult, it is forecast to drop off later. Two boats were allowed out first thing but with the wind gusting up to 50mph by late morning no more boats were allowed out. The bank catch returns show that even on the windiest of days theirs some were to fish at Lockwood.
Bank
Jason Nunn caught 23 to 4lb from the moorside on skinny Black Buzzers. John Urquhart caught 12 from the middle of the moorside John has caught 9 on Maid Marion 2 on Greenwell’s and 1 on Black Buzzer. Tom Keenan started in a boat but had to abandon it and fish from the bank where he caught 11 from the moorside.
Boats
Only one boat survived the wind by anchoring close to the point and woodside. D Crosby and N Robinson caught 10 between them Keeping 6 for 15lb.

Last 4 hour permit available from 3.45pm
Part Day Boat Morning (8.30am to 2.30pm) Afternoon (2pm to 8.15pm)
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 8.15pm

Monday 15th
Catch Return Monday 15th
11 Anglers caught 42 Rainbows to 5lb,
Rod Average 3.8
9 rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 6oz

The very strong south westerly winds gusting to 50-60mph reduced bank fishing to the Point, Woodside and a short bit of the Dam next to the overflow. Boats weren’t allowed out.
Bank
Jim Tate caught 9 to 5lb from the point and high bank. Billy Wilson and Roger Holmes caught 5 each from the Woodside. Andy France and his fishing partner P Nightingale fished from 3pm when the wind had dropped Andy caught 7 and his friend 10 on a Gold head Fritz Damsel from the overflow end of the dam.
Boats
None out to Windy

Tuesday 16th
11 Anglers caught 23 Rainbows to 8lb 10oz
Rod Average 2.1
9 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 11oz

The wind direction was the same as yesterday and just as strong.
Bank
Steve Trafford caught 4 Ian Morrison caught 3 and John Urquhart 2 from the overflow end of the dam
Boats
Les Davison caught 6 to 8lb 10oz on a Black Fritz fishing out from the Woodside. John Mann and boat partner Colin Crossman caught 5 between them Colin landed 3 and managed to lose 5 more off.

We only had 7 anglers today and only one was on a day permit but the fishing was excellent I even managed a couple of hours I.
Wednesday 17th
7 Anglers caught 102 rainbows to 7lb
Rod Average 14.6
8 Kept for an average weight of 3lb 6oz

What a day 6 season permit holders caught 97 fish to 7lb for a Rod Average of 16.2
Bank
Bernard Fitzhugh caught 24 to 5lb on Buzzers and small Black Nomads from the moorside. Mrs Olive Murray caught 22 to 7lb on Pearl and Peacock Nymphs from the bush below the top moorside block. Ian Morrison has had 12 rainbows to 3lb 6 on Damsel and 6 on Red Flexi Worm all caught from the bottom of the moorside. Clive Simpson caught 11 on buzzers from the top moorside block keeping 3 for 13lb 8oz. I had my session of the season fishing from 4.30 to 7pm I caught 17 to 5lb from the moorside.
Boat
Tim Grove Caught 11 on buzzers from the woodside and point.

Thursday 18th
8 Anglers caught 50 rainbows to 5lb and 1 small Brown
Rod Average 6.4
6 Kept for an average weight of 2lb

Bank
Colin Brown caught 16 rainbows to 5lb from the overflow end of the dam on buzzers fished on an intermediate line, when the wind eased he fished 12in below an indicator. Phil Stentiford caught 14 rainbows to 4lb and one small brown fishing from the overflow end of the dam he was also unlucky losing a fish I estimated at about 12lb. Tim Grove caught 6 to 5lb from the boat jetty.
Boat
William Leitch and S Drummond caught 13 between them to 6lb fishing out from the Woodside.

Friday 19th
21 Anglers caught 202 Rainbows to 5lb
Rod average 9.6
26 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz.

Well the wind has finally dropped it was cold at times but the fishing has been excellent once again.
Bank
Andrew Grabham caught 16 rainbows to 5lb from the high bank and moorside Andrew caught most of his fish on Black Snakes. Les Spedding caught 14 rainbows on buzzers from the woodside block. Derrick Grabham had 13 and Colin Brown 10 from the high bank and woodside. John Parker caught 8, S Robinson 6, Bernard Fitzhugh, Keith Thompson and Dave Urwin 5 each all from the overflow end of the dam.
Boat
All boat anglers have had excellent sport today. Steve Trafford caught 28 to 5lb from the moorside. John McGarrell caught 23 on buzzers fishing out from the woodside. Tim Grove had 22 rainbows 18 on buzzers and 4 on Cats Whisker Tim caught from the culvert to the Holly Bush. Mrs Olive Murray caught 14 to 3lb on Pearl and Peacock nymphs fishing out from the jetty to the high bank.

Saturday 20th
29 Anglers caught 187 Rainbows to 5lb 12oz, and 1Brown
Rod average 6.4
37 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz.

Bank
Andrew Greet caught 25 to 5lb 4oz Andrew caught 3 from the culvert 2 from the top of the Woodside and 20 from the overflow end of the dam all caught on Olive Nomad. J Davison caught 21 most from the overflow end of the dam. Jim McFadzean caught 13 returning fish to 7lb most caught from the dam. J Nutsford caught 12 from the dam. S Campbell caught 8 to 4lb from the dam. Colin Lynas caught 8 from the top moorside block. Dave Urwin caught 7 from the dam.
Boats
Ian Margerison and R Curtis caught 33 between them most were caught from the culvert. G Solomon caught 8 to 4lb fishing out from the holy bush.

Last 4 hour permit available from 4pm
Part Day Boat Morning (8.30am to 2.30pm) Afternoon (2pm to 8.15pm)
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 8.30pm