Catch Return Sunday 21st to Saturday 27th July

Picture 12 year old Tomas Ayton with the 12lb rainbow caught on a damsel from the high bank.

107 Anglers have caught 138 Rainbows to 12lbRod
Average 1.3
41 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 6oz

Catch Return Sunday 21st July
32 Anglers have caught 53 Rainbows to 4lb 4oz
Rod Average 1.7
21 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz

Boats anglers accounted for most of the fish caught today.
Bank
Lee and Vicki Cartimail caught 8 between them from the moor side on CDC Shuttlecocks and Buzzers fished under an indicator. All the rest of the fish caught from the bank were caught from the dam wall.
Boats
Julian Lee Lowkie caught 13 with other boat anglers getting 9 and 5 fishing over the deep water off the dam.

Catch Return Monday 22nd July
14 Anglers caught 29 Rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 2.1
4 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz

Most anglers were in boats today twenty five fish were caught from boats and four fish were caught from the bank.
Bank
John Nutsford caught 2 from the moor side.
Boat
John McGarrell has caught 22 Rainbows to 4lb, John caught 15 fish on Olive Nomads and Orange Blobs fished on a Di 5 and 7 on red buzzers fished on an intermediate line from the deep water off the dam.

Catch Return Tuesday 23rd July
9 Anglers caught 20 Rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 2.2
3 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz

Bank
M Middleton caught 4 rainbows on buzzers fishing the deep water at the valve tower.
Boats
William Leitch and D Hare caught 15 to 4lb between them on Buzzers fishing the deep water out from the dam.

Catch Return Wednesday 24th July
15 Anglers caught 15 rainbows to 2lb
Rod Average 1
4 Kept for an average weight of 2lb

Conditions are very difficult at the moment with the surface temperatures keeping the fish out in the deeper water. Some fish are getting caught from the bank but most are coming from boats. Things aren’t likely to get much better until we get a cooler spell of weather.
Bank
No fish landed from the bank today.
Boats
The most anyone caught from boats today was 3 fish quite a few were also hooked and lost.

Catch Return Thursday 25th July
11 Anglers caught 11 Rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 1
3 Kept for an average weight of 2lb. 6oz

Another difficult day with most of the trout in water from 20ft deep so boat anglers should have the best sport fishing fast sinking lines. Bank anglers should have the best sport early morning and late evening. Stocking has now been suspended until water temperatures have dropped.
Bank
G Rooks caught 2 rainbows to 2lb 8oz on daddy longlegs from the point fishing on our last 4 hour permit. Junior angler C Berry caught a lovely 3lb rainbow from the point before 9am this morning.
Boats
John McGarrell only fished from 3pm to 7pm he caught 7 rainbows and lost 3 fish off fishing a Olive Zonker and Orange Blob on a Di 5 line fishing out from the valve tower over 35ft of water.

Catch Return Friday 26th July
15 Anglers caught 3 Rainbows to 2lb 8oz
Rod average 0.2
3 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 4oz

The catch return tells the story we need the water temperature to drop back to 17-18c to get the trout back into the margins and up near the surface.

Catch Return Saturday 27th July
11 Anglers caught 7 Rainbows to 12lb
Rod average 0.6
3 Rainbows were kept

We had another very difficult day hopefully the rain that is forecast for tonight will help to change things.
Bank
12 year old Tomas Ayton caught 3 to 12lb from the high bank on damsels.
Boats
Boat anglers struggled to find fish today

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.