Catch Return Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th July

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Members of the British Float Tube Ass at the start of their Competition held on Lockwood today.

123 Anglers have caught 517 Rainbows to 7lb 4oz
Rod Average 4.2
114 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz

Catch Return Sunday 14th July
25 Anglers have caught 88 Rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 3.5
6 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz

Boats anglers accounted for 87 of the 88 fish caught today with 6 anglers catching most of the fish. 20 of the 25 anglers fishing were fishing from boats and one from a Float Tube.
Bank
Only 4 anglers fished the bank we did have some anglers who started on the bank and then changed to boats. P Rooks caught the only fish caught from the bank fishing on our last four hour permit.
Boats
Gareth Tilly fished from 3pm to close and caught 61 rainbows to 4lb. Fishing 3 tungsten buzzers on a midge tip line from the deep water out from the valve tower. Steve Trafford caught 11 to 5lb fishing a black fritz in 30ft of water out from the dam. P Marley caught 7 to 4lb from the deep water out from the dam.
Float Tubes
Les Davison caught 3 rainbows on his first go in a Tube fishing the deep water out from the dam.

Catch Return Monday 15th July
10 Anglers caught 28 Rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 2.8
5 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz

Four Boat anglers caught all of the fish to day .
Boat
D Seed caught 19 Rainbows to 4lb fishing buzzers on a floating line and 20ft leader over the deep water near the valve tower. Les Davison caught 7 on Zonkers fished on an intermediate line; Les was retrieving as soon as the line hit the water so he is only fishing in the top 6in.

Catch Return Tuesday 16th July
14 Anglers caught 58 Rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 4.1
9 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 12oz

Bank
John Hunter caught the only fish caught from the bank today .
Boats
We had eleven anglers fishing from boats today with nearly all the fish caught on buzzers from the deep water off the dam. Keith Morley caught 24 rainbows to 4lb fishing with 3 Epoxy Buzzers very slowly on a 20ft leader over the deep water out from the valve tower. Steve Trafford caught 11 and Les Davison and Brian Gardiner had 9 between them. Paul Hayton caught 6 keeping 3 for 8lb.

Catch Return Wednesday 17th July
20 Anglers caught 79 rainbows to 5lb
Rod Average 4
22 Kept for an average weight of 2lb 1oz

Bank
No fish caught on the bank to day.
Boats
D Seed caught 17 rainbows to 5lb fishing the deep water out from the dam all caught on size 10 black buzzers. Colin Brown and Paul Blight caught 22 rainbows between them on buzzers and lures fishing over the deep water. Colin Crossman and John Man caught 21 between them on size 10 black buzzers fishing over the deep water on intermediate lines. A and R Nunn caught 10 between them to 3lb on Buzzers and Boobys.

Catch Return Thursday 18th July
8 Anglers caught 41 Rainbows to 4lb 12oz
Rod Average 5.1
6 Kept for an average weight of 2lb. 11oz

Bank
No bank anglers to day
Boats
Paul Flounders and A Clark caught 26 between them on buzzers fishing on our last four hour boat permit. Tim Grove caught 12 rainbows to 4lb 12oz, he fished a midge tip line with three buzzers on a 20ft leader over 35ft of water.

Catch Return Friday 19th July
14 Anglers caught 113 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz
Rod average 8.1
12 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 6oz

We stocked today with 240 Rainbows Blues and Browns from 1lb 12oz to 6lb

Bank
Colin Brown caught 6 from the valve tower on size 10 buzzers fished on a 20ft leader.
Boats
John McGarrell caught 27 rainbows to 4lb fishing size 8 and 10 buzzers on a long leader over 35ft of water. Tim Grove, Neal Coulson and John Heward all caught 19 mainly on buzzers although Neil had about half his fish on Orange Blobs. Steve Trafford caught all 9 of his fish on Black Buzzers.

Catch Return Saturday 20th July
32 Anglers caught 110 Rainbows to 7lb 4oz
Rod average 3.4
54 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz.

I have seen more fish rising this morning than I have for the last week and with the water temp dropping back to 18c the fish will start to move out of the deep water and back in to the margins.
Bank
Anglers fishing the deep water off the dam caught fish but none were caught anywhere else. Jeff Hodgson caught a lovely 5lb rainbow and returned one fishing on the last 4hour permit. Jeff caught his fish from the valve tower.
Boats
Boat anglers fishing buzzers on long leaders have done the best again. Carl and Ian Malpass fished from 3pm and caught 13 between them both anglers lost more fish than they landed something that is happing a lot at the moment. S and J Mills had 9 between them with Steve getting the best of the day at 7lb 4oz on an Olive Nomad. Husband And Wife Graham and Angela Lees caught 8 on buzzers to 5lb. Paul Blight and Derik Waterworth both landed 4.
Tubes
10 Anglers caught 59 Rainbows to 3lb 10oz
Results of the British Float Tube Association Competition
10 Anglers caught 59 Rainbows to 3lb 10oz
Rod average 5.9
30 Rainbows were kept average weight of 1lb 14oz.
1st Dave Carrie 4 fish for 9lb 6oz. with 4 returned
2nd Joint Tony Parker 4 fish for 8lb 10oz with 9 returned
Richard Dunnett 4fish for 8lb 10oz with 4 returned
3rd Kevin Primmer 4fish for 7lb 10oz with 2 returned

Last 4 hour permit available from 5pm (This permit is only available from the time stated)
Part Day Boat Morning (8.30am to 2.30pm) Afternoon (2.30pm to 9.15pm)
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 9.30pm or time posted in the Lodge.

The water temp at the Boat jetty at 9.30am on 21st was 18.4c the air temp was 15c.