Catch Return Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th April

102 Anglers have caught 279 Rainbows to 8lb 6oz
Rod Average 2.7
70 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz

Catch Return Sunday 20th
14 Anglers caught 43 Rainbows to 8lb 6oz
Rod Average 3.1
13 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz

We had a strong cold easterly to north easterly wind making for very difficult casting over 60% of the bank.
Bank
Colin Brown caught 6 to 3lb fishing Buzzers 6 to 12in under an indicator from the bottom of the wood side. Dave Walker landed five from the jetty on Red Flexi Worms fished very slowly. Keith Bunnett Landed five but reckoned he should have had at least twelve if he had hooked everything that took his fly. Keith landed three from the bottom moor side block in conditions made very difficult by the wind and two to 8lb 6oz from the jetty all caught on small black Klinkhamers. Glen Thompson caught four from the moor side.
Boats
Only three boats out and they all fished in the bottom third of the lake near the dam. Les Davison caught five on Zonkers les said that every time he changed the colure he caught a fish. Peter and Ann Mclean caught six rainbows between them fishing out from the old slipway, Ann had the best fish at 5lb 4oz caught a small Pink Zonker. Steve Mills landed four and lost more off from the culvert on Cats Whisker.

Catch Return Monday 21st
18 Anglers caught 55 Rainbows to 3lb
Rod Average 3.1
28 rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz

The easterly wind kept most anglers on the moor side and most of the fish caught came from there. Beetles were all over the water again with the fish feeding hard on them, Foam Beetles and CDC Shuttlecock’s in size 14 and 16 caught most of the fish today.
Bank
Michael Powell caught ten from the bottom of the moor side on Foam Beetles. Shawn Thomas had five and Tony Shaw four from the moor side.
Boats
Paul Drummond caught ten to 3lb on Foam Beetles and small Shuttlecocks fishing down the moor side.

Catch Return Tuesday 22nd
5 Anglers caught 11 Rainbows to 3lb 8oz and 1- 3lb Brown
Rod Average 2.4
4 rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb 6oz

The heavy rain we had for most of the day kept anglers away today.
Bank
Andrew Bogan caught six to 3lb on Cats Whisker from the top moor side block. Brian Gardiner caught two the best a lovely 3lb Brown Trout from the over flow end of the dam on G.R.H.E.

Boats
None out

Catch Return Wednesday 23rd
25 Anglers caught 37 rainbows to 4lb 8oz
Rod Average 1.5
15 Kept for an average weight of 2lb 2oz

It’s been a difficult day today with anglers catching a lot of ones and twos the wind was a lot stronger than forecast.
Bank.
Michael Powel caught seven two 7lb from the bottom of the moor side. Bernard Fitzhugh caught four from the moor side. Ed Maloney caught four to 4lb on buzzers from the moor side.

Boat
Mrs Olive Murray caught four on Buzzers fishing down the wood side.

Catch Return Thursday 24th
18 Anglers caught 33 Rainbows to 3lb
Rod Average 1.8
10 Kept for an average weight of 2lb 3oz.

What a day fish all over the lake and anglers struggling to catch them. Stocking with 240 rainbows from 1lb 12oz to 6lb tomorrow.
Bank
Colin Brown caught six on CDC Shuttlecock’s from the moor side as with most anglers today Colin had fish feeding all around him but found them hard to tempt. Ian Morrison caught four and Paul Blight also had four from the moor side.
Boat
Paul Cutter caught six on lures Paul fished under the surface feeding fish with Cats Whisker and Dawson’s Olive.

Catch Return Friday 25th
7 Anglers caught 50 Rainbows to 7lb
Rod average 7.1
7 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 1oz.

Beetles were replaced by buzzers today the only problem was the weather we had heavy rain and when it wasn’t raining we had thick fog. All seven anglers fishing caught fish.
Bank
Sean Thomas caught eight to 6lb on buzzers fished 12in under an indicator from the bottom moor side block to the life jacket. Garry Coverdale caught seven on buzzers wading at the culvert and from the bank towards the bottom moor side block. Brian Lees caught four and lost three off from the overflow end of the dam on Dawson’s Olive and Bernard Fitzhugh had three from the jetty on Cats Whisker.
Boat
John McGarrell caught twenty rainbows to 7lb pulling buzzers. John caught from the wood side and moor side.

Catch Return Saturday 26th
15 Anglers caught 49 Rainbows to 6lb
Rod average 3.3
7 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 1oz

The wind was the main problem for anglers today.
Bank
Ken Shaw caught nine to 3lb from the moor side on buzzers dry’s and lures. Graham Hill caught nine from the bottom moor side block on Hears ear. Junior Thomas Ayton caught six from the moor side on Foam Beetle.
Boat.
Mrs Olive Murray had only had one fish before 3pm she caught seven more to 6lb by 4pm finishing with eight all caught on Cut Throat Cats.

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