John Taylor with his 5lb Brown Trout
Summary of the Week so far
104 Anglers have caught 699 Rainbows to 8lb and 2 – 5lb Browns
Rod Average 6.7
103 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 12oz + 1 – 5lb Brown
596 Rainbows to 8lb and 1 – 5lb Brown were returned.
Sunday 17th April
23 Anglers have caught 116 Rainbows to 5lb and 2 – 5lb Browns
Rod Average 5
26 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 11oz
90 Rainbows to 5lb and 1 – 5lb Brown were returned.
A drop in water temperature from 8c to 7c would seem to have put the fish down deeper with most of the fish caught on sinking lines or on lures and buzzers hung 5 to 6ft below an indicator.
D Cunningham caught 18 from the dam wall on a Pink Squirmy Wormy fished 6ft under an indicator. Andrew Bogan caught 12 Rainbows to 3lb 8oz and 1-5lb Brown on black nomads fished on an intermediate line from all around the lake. Mervin Sanders caught 6 and 3 of the fish were between 5lb to 5lb 8oz.Mervin caught all his fish close to the bottom from the wood side block. Sam Smith caught 7 to 4lb on buzzer fished under an indicator. John Taylor kept a nice 5lb brown caught from the high bank.
Only two boats out today with anglers catching up to 4 fish.
Tony Ward caught 21 to 4lb fishing out from the point on Blobs and Cats Whisker fished on a slow sinking line. Stu Walker caught 20 on the same method’s as Tony with most of the fish coming 5 to 6ft down and some were hard on the bottom.
Monday 18th April
18 Anglers have caught 57 Rainbows to 5lb
Rod Average 3.2
15 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb 4oz
42 Rainbows to 4lb were returned.
The very strong NW wind made most of the dam and all of the moor side unfishable.
Alan Byfield only fished for 3hours and caught 4 from the overflow end of the dam keeping 2 for 6lb.
Malcom Brown caught 17 to 4lb fishing out from the wood side. Malcom caught all his fish on Olive lures fished close to the bottom. William Leach and Derick Hare had 12 between them. Mrs Olive Murray caught 3 fish all were between 4lb and 5lb.
Tuesday 19th April
11 Anglers have caught 24 Rainbows to 3lb 4oz
Rod Average 2
7 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 9oz
17 Rainbows to 3lb were returned.
Not a good day for fly fishing with cloudless skies and a very cold wind. Anglers fishing down to 6ft and deeper had the best sport with Lures and Buzzers.
Paul Neasham caught 4 to 3lb
Les Davison and Brian Gardiner caught 13 to 3lb 4oz between them. They fished about 50mt out from the wood side block Les caught 7 on Cats Whisker and Brian 6 on Cut Throat Cats. Bernard Fitzhugh caught 4 on buzzers.
Wednesday 20th April
14 Anglers have caught 103 Rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 7.4
17 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 14oz
86 Rainbows to 4lb were returned.
We stocked at 5pm today with 500 Rainbows from 2lb to 6lb that’s 900 fish gone in the lake over the last 12 days.
Visiting angler C Geddes caught 10 to 3lb from the dam wall. B Trewren caught 10 keeping 3 for 8lb.
Malcom Jefferson caught 32 to 4lb on Dawson’s Nomads. Malcom had fish from the wood side block, culvert, and overflow end of the dam. Mike Gadd and Dermot Speight caught 27 between them most of their fish were caught fishing out from the bottom moor side life jacket. Mrs olive Murray only fished from 4.30pm to 7.30 catching 7 to 3lb on small Olive Nomads.
Some of the 500 fish that went in to Lockwood tonight 20 April at 5pm
20 Anglers have caught 193 Rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 9.7
21 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 12oz
172 Rainbows to 4lb were returned.
Colin Brown caught 19 rainbows to 4lb from the overflow end of the dam on Orange Nomads. Sam Smith caught 10 fishing on our last 4hour permit. Ian Morrison caught 9 from the dam.
Jason Nunn caught 30 rainbows to 4lb fishing out from the top of the moor side. Tim Grove and boat partner caught 45 between them with most caught on buzzers. Malcom Jefferson caught 23 fishing out from the culvert. Paul Neesam caught 19 fishing out from the bottom moor side block most caught on emergers. Mrs Olive Murray caught 15 on small olive nomads. L Jefferson caught 11 keeping 4 for 13lb.
16 Anglers have caught 181 Rainbows to 8lb
Rod Average 11.3
17 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 14oz
164 Rainbows to 8lb were returned.
Mark Jones caught 26 rainbows to 8lb from the overflow end of the dam and wading at the culvert on Cats Whisker. Andrew Bogan spent a rewarding day wading at the culvert catching 19 to 4lb on Cut Throat Cats. Colin Brown caught 10 from the moor side and dam on Orange Nomads.
G Harrison caught 35 to 4lb fishing along the moor side on Dawson’s Nomads and Cats Whiskers. John Mcgarrell and Tim Grove Caught 33 between them on buzzers John caught 23 of them with most caught about 6ft below the surface. Jason Nunn caught 22 rainbows to 5lb fishing out from the top of the moor side. That’s 55 fish over two days with most caught on traditionals such as Butcher, Alexandria, and Peter Ross.
12 Anglers have caught 64 Rainbows to 8lb
Rod Average 5.3
12 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 12oz
52 Rainbows to 8lb were returned.
Not as bad a day as was forecast, granted it was cold but we had no rain and the wind wasn’t as strong as forecast.
Graham Hill caught 5 from the wood side block on an Orange Nomads. W Jefferson caught 5 from the dam on Pink Squirmy Wormy fished under an indicator.
Mrs Olive Murray caught 11 to 5lb on small White Nomad and Cut Throat Cats. Olive caught all her fish fishing out from the wood side bank. Paul Drummond caught 8 to 5lb fishing out from the culvert on small olive nomads.
Mike Ayton caught 25 to 8lb on buzzers fished on a midge tip.
Current Fishing Times:
Bank: 08:00 until 20.30
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 20:30
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 14.30 PM 14.30 until 20.30
Last 4 Hours from: 16.30 until 20.30
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:45
LAST 4 HOUR PERMITS available from 15 minutes before start time.