Catch Return Sunday 18th to Saturday 24 August

73 Anglers have caught 54 Rainbows to 5lb 12oz
Rod Average 0.7
20 Kept for an average weight of 2lb.11oz

Catch Return Sunday 18th August
10 Anglers have caught 5 Rainbows to 3lb 8oz
Rod Average 0.5
1-3lb 8oz Rainbow kept

Bank
Only 1 fish caught from the bank today
Boats
Les Davison caught 4 to 3lb 8oz on sunburst yellow blobs fishing out from the Woodside.

The water temperature at the Boat jetty at 10.30am today was 61f that’s 16.1c the air temperature was 16c.
The water temperature is slowly dropping and we have a lot more fly life on an evening. The Weather forecast hasn’t been anywhere near what we got with the forecasted rain fall virtually none existent. Let’s hope the cooler weather forecast for the next 5 days is right.

Last 4 hour permit available from 4.30pm (This permit is only available from the time stated)
Part Day Boat Morning (8.30am to 1.30pm) Afternoon (1.30pm to 9.00pm)
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 9.00pm or time posted in the Lodge.

Catch Return Monday 19th August

8 Anglers caught 7 Rainbows to 3lb
Rod Average 0.9
4 Kept for an average weight of 2lb.6oz

Bank
No fish landed from the bank today although some nice fish were lost junior Thomas Ayton lost 2 from the jetty one estimated to be in double figures.

Boat
Bernard Fitzhugh caught two fishing down the Woodside.

Catch Return Tuesday 20th August
9 Anglers caught 10 Rainbows to 5lb 12oz
Rod Average 1.1
3 Kept for an average weight of 4lb.3oz

It is still difficult fishing but we now have more fish in the shallower water the trouble is they don’t seem to be feeding. Hopefully if the forecast is right and we get the heavy rain forecast for the next two days things should living up.

Bank
Two anglers caught fish from the bank today

Boat
Les Davison caught 4 on Cats Whisker fishing close to the bottom moor side bank. Brian Gardner caught two fishing down the Woodside.

I have been out with the fish finder and thermometer again, at 2pm today the surface temp siting over 38ft of water 100mt out from the Valve tower was 17c and at the depth of 20 and 25ft it was 15c that’s 2c cooler than the last time I checked it. As with the last time I checked the majority of fish are in the deep water. I found a lot of fish from 18ft down to the bottom with most around the 20 to 30ft mark. When I walked around earlier I found a lot of fish close to the bank no more than 2 to 6ft out from the bottom moor side block to the culvert.

Last 4 hour permit available from 4.30pm (This permit is only available from the time stated)
Part Day Boat Morning (8.30am to 1.30pm) Afternoon (1.30pm to 9.00pm)
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 9.00pm or time posted in the Lodge.

Catch Return Wednesday 21st August
8 Anglers caught 9 Rainbows to 3lb 12oz
Rod Average 1.1
3 Kept for an average weight of 2lb.8oz

Bank
Junior angler Tomas Ayton kept a nice 3lb 12oz blue and returned 5 fishing from life jacket at the bottom of the moor side he hooked and lost fish as well. M Smith caught two from the moor side.

Boat
only two boats out and no fish landed some fish were hooked and

Catch Return Thursday 22nd August
9 Anglers caught 6 Rainbows to 3lb 8oz
Rod Average 0.7
1 3lb 8oz Rainbow Kept

I have been out with the fish finder and thermometer again, at 2pm today the surface temp siting over 35ft of water 100mt out from the middle of the dam was 17c and at the depth of 20 and 25ft it was 16c that’s 1c cooler than the last time I checked it. As with the last time I checked the majority of fish are in the deep water. I found a lot of fish from 18ft down to the bottom with most around the 20 to 30ft mark. When I walked around earlier I found a lot of fish close to the bank no more than 2 to 6ft out from the bottom moor side block to the culvert.

Catch Return Friday 23rd August
2 Anglers caught nil

Catch Return Saturday 24th August
15 Anglers caught 13 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz
Rod average 0.9
6 Kept for an average weight of 2lb.11oz

We had 2in of rain Friday night to Saturday morning it has made quite a difference. Boat and bank anglers have seen a lot more fish on the surface and we have fish feeding for the first time in a while even though the surface water temp was still 17c.
I have seen definite signs of improvement over the last two days with more fish moving in the shallow water although it might still take a couple of weeks before we see a real improvement.

Last 4 hour permit available from 4.30pm (This permit is only available from the time stated)
Part Day Boat Morning (8.30am to 1.30pm) Afternoon (1.30pm to 9.00pm)
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 9.00pm or time posted in the Lodge.

The water temp at the Boat jetty at 10.30am on 25th was 62f – 16.6c the air temp was 58f – 14.4c.