Catch Return Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th March

92 Anglers have caught 324 Rainbows to 6lb
Rod Average 3.5
81Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 9oz

Catch Return Sunday 23rd
20 Anglers have caught 39 Rainbows to 4lb 8oz
Rod Average 2
9 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 9oz

We had a mixed day weather wise Bright sunshine with short heavy snow and sleet showers. Our water temp was 7c but the air temp was only between 4 to 6c all day. It felt very cold on the moor side in the wind. Anglers who followed the fish up and down in the water had the best sport and as with most days quite a lot of fish were hooked lost as well.
Michael Powell caught eight rainbows fishing at the top of the moor side. Graham Southham came at 2pm and decided to wade at the culvert he caught five rainbows to 2lb 8oz on small black buzzers. Mervin Sanders caught three to 4lb 8oz from the dam on a black fritz. Gordon Rooks caught three from the wood side one on a CDC shuttlecock when the cloud came and fish started to rise.
Less Davison caught five rainbows to 4lb 8oz on a small Cut Throat Cat fishing down the wood side. Paul Drummond had three on buzzers.

Catch Return Monday 24th
13 Anglers caught 8 Rainbows to 3lb
Rod Average 0.6
5 rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb

Not a lot I can say about today except that it was a very cold day with unbroken sunshine and a strong SSE Wind not good conditions for Fly fishing. The forecast for the next five to ten days is for a lot of cloud with lighter winds than we have had. The temperatures won’t be very high but it is still only March and with the lighter winds and cloud the fishing should improve a lot.

Catch Return Tuesday 25th
12 Anglers caught 37 Rainbows to 5lb 4oz.
Rod Average 3.1
12 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 11oz

Anglers fishing the moor side did well on buzzers today. We had fish feeding in the surface for most of the day as I said yesterday all we needed was the wind to drop and some cloud for the fishing to improve.
Les Davison started fishing at1.30pm and caught nine rainbows to 3lb 8oz on a small Black Nomad and Pink Flexi Worm from the jetty. Andrew France caught five fishing on our last four hour permit. Brian Gardiner and Rodger Holmes both caught four rainbows from the top of the moor side on Black Buzzers. Dave Walker and James Catron both had three rainbows from the bottom moor side block to the Whitby end of the dam.

Tim Dixon caught four to 5lb 4oz on Cats Whisker fishing out from the high bank. Steve Plouman caught two nice fish on a Daddy fished just under the surface.

Catch Return Wednesday 26th
5 Anglers caught 20 rainbows to 4lb 8oz
Rod Average 4
4 Kept for an average weight of 3lb 2oz

It was another very cold day with snow and sleet showers the temperature was as low as 3c at times
Bank anglers caught up to 4 fish
Mrs Olive Murray caught 5 to 4lb 8oz on a Cruncher fishing out from the wood side.

Catch Return Thursday 27th
5 Anglers caught 21 Rainbows to 3lb
Rod Average 4.4
5 Kept for an average weight of 2lb 4oz

What a day it started promising but by 11am it all changed we had hail sleet heavy rain and thunder and lightning and it was very cold even so most of the fish caught were caught on Buzzers and Dries. The forecast for Friday is a bit better the main thing been no rain and slightly higher temperature’s 7c well it’s better than today’s 4c.
We will be stocking tomorrow Friday with around 240 rainbows from 1lb 12oz to about 6lb.

Three Bank anglers all caught fish with Colin Brown getting eight to 3lb from the moor side three on CDC Shuttlecock’s and the rest on buzzers fished 6in under an indicator. Colin said that during the periods between the showers fish were feeding all along the moor side.

Tim Grove caught six rainbows and lost as many fishing out from the bottom moor side block two on F Fly the rest on Buzzer. Mark Russell had four fishing up near the top of the moor side.

Catch Return Friday 28th
11 Anglers caught 33 Rainbows to 3lb 4oz
Rod average 3
10 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 6oz.

It was slightly warmer today than yesterday at 6-7c but what a awful day it was, we had continues heavy rain until mid-afternoon and most anglers had left by 3pm. Only two anglers failed to catch with Buzzers accounting for the most fish again. The lake was stocked with 240 Rainbows from 1lb 12oz to 6lb today

Colin Brown caught five to 3lb from the moor side on very small black hoppers.

Steve Mills caught six to 3lb on a Black Woolly Bugger. Ian Vickers caught five on buzzers. John McGarrell and Tim Grove had four each to 3lb 4oz on buzzers.

Catch Return Saturday 29th
26 Anglers caught 163 Rainbows to 6lb and 2 Browns to 2lb 8oz
Rod average 6.3
36 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 11oz

What a different day to yesterday no rain overcast and warmer. Bank and boat anglers had fish feeding in the surface all day.
John McGarrell caught fourteen ten on the moor side and four on the dam all caught on small CDC shuttlecocks. Andrew Greet had thirteen from the bottom of the moor side. Tom Keenan caught twelve from the bottom of the moor side. Daren Parry had ten fishing off the bottom moor side block. Keith Thompson caught eight to 5lb on Cats Whisker from the top of the moor side.

Mike Ayton and son Thomas caught thirty one rainbows and one 2lb 8oz Brown fishing all over the lake they caught on Hears Ear nymphs Cats Whisker and Nomads. Mike had twenty two and Thomas ten. Mrs Olive Murray caught seventeen to 6lb fishing out from the wood side all on GRHE. Carl Malpass caught ten keeping four for 12lb. Paul Richardson caught nine to 3lb from the Wheely Boat.

Last 4 hour permit available from 3.30pm.
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