Catch return Sunday 27th March to Saturday 2nd April

Photo all ten Juniors received their Angling Trust cast awards today.
I would like to thank Angling trust instructors Jeff Metcalf and Mark Gambles and Brian Lee, Simon Purves and Peter Dawson of the Cleveland Branch of the Salmon & Trout ass for giving up their time to help with our Junior fly fishing course on the 30th March 2016.

69 Anglers have caught 302 Rainbows to 7lb 8oz.
Rod Average 4.4
64 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb 2oz
238 Rainbows to 6lb were returned.

Sunday 27th March

5 Anglers have caught 8 Rainbows to 7lb 8oz.
Rod Average 2
4 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb 2oz
4 Rainbows to 4lb were returned.

The strong winds kept anglers away again today, only three season and two anglers fishing the last four-hour permit fished.

Bank

Dave Walker caught 4 and lost two from the top of the wood side. Mervin Sanders caught 2 to 4lb and lost 4 from holy bush. P Miller had a nice 7lb 8oz rainbow on his last four-hour permit.

Boats

The Strong Winds stopped the Boats going out today.

Monday 28th March

17 Anglers have caught 86 Rainbows to 6lb
Rod Average 5.1
13 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb 4oz
73 Rainbows to 6lb were returned.

Only three anglers braved the weather before lunch. The contuse rain lifted the level of the lake by 3” between 8am and 12. Conditions improved when the rain stopped and wind dropped at lunch time allowing the anglers to fish more of the lake.

Bank

Graham Southam caught 28 to 4lb. 9 from the dam before the wind dropped and 19 from the moor side all caught on Orange Humongous. Glen Thompson fished through the worst of the weather from 8.30 to 12 and caught 12 rainbows to 6lb with four of his fish over 4lb. All caught on Cut Throat Cats from the dam. Colin Lynas fished from 12pm and caught 8 from the overflow end of the dam Dawson’s Nomads. John Waller fished on our last four-hour permit and caught 7 to 4lb 6oz on Olive Lures from the moor side. P McNulty had 4 on the last four-hour permit.

Boats

Only Mrs Olive Murray out today and she caught 9 to 4lb on small Olive Nomads fishing out from the jetty.

Tuesday 29th March

7 Anglers have caught 49 Rainbows to 5lb
Rod Average 7
6 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz
43 Rainbows to 5lb were returned.

Bank

Ian Vickers caught 9 from the dam wall on buzzers fished under an indicator.
Glen Thompson caught 8 from the dam on Cut Throat Cats.

Boats

Mark Jones caught 13 from the bottom of the moor side. Les Davison caught 10 fishing out from the wood side. Brian Gardiner caught 6 fishing out from the high Bank.

Wednesday 30th March

21 Anglers have caught 84 Rainbows to 7lb 8oz
Rod Average 4.0
23 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb 4oz
61 Rainbows to 5lb were returned.

Bank

Graham Southam caught 15 to 5lb on Orange Lures from the wading area at the culvert. Colin Brown had a nice fish of 7lb 8oz from the moor side. Paul Neesam caught 6 to 5lb 8oz from the overflow end of the dam.

Boats

C Dresser and A Munro caught 19 between them keeping two for 11lb 14oz, they fished out from the wood side with Olive Lures fished fast on Intermediate Lines. Keith Morley caught 7 and Mrs Olive Murray had 5 to 6lb 9oz.

Thursday 31st March

20 Anglers have caught 75 Rainbows to 7lb
Rod Average 3.8
18 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb 4oz
5 Rainbows to 5lb were returned.

The fishing was a bit slow today I think two nights with a frost and some heavy at times hail and snow showers have cooled things down a bit. Boat and bank anglers had plenty of fish showing but found them difficult to tempt. Anglers fishing with intermediate and sink tip lines had the best sport.

Bank

Phil Stentiford caught 6 keeping 2 for 5lb 8oz from the overflow end of the dam wall.

Boats

Tim Grove caught 11 to 4lb on Buzzers fished on a washing line. William Leitch and Stan Drummond caught 11 between them keeping 3 for 16lb, Stan caught the best fish at 7lb.
John Mann and Colin Crossman also had 11 between them with most caught on buzzers.
G Wright caught 8 keeping 3 for 9lb 8oz.

Float Tubes

W Ward caught 10 to 3lb on buzzers fished under an indicator. Ian Fenton caught 7 keeping 2 for 7lb Ian caught all his fish on cut throat cats.
Stan Drummond with his 7lb Rainbow

Friday 1st April

11 Anglers have caught 33 Rainbows to 8lb
Rod Average 3
7 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb 3oz
26 Rainbows to 8lb were returned.

What a cold windy unpleasant day today was. The gusty wind made for difficult casting and the light drizzle kept the air temperature down.

Bank

Graham Southam caught 8 to 6lb 6oz on orange lures from the bottom of the moor side.

Boats

Tim Grove caught 5 on Black Cormorants fishing out from the wood side. Mrs Olive Murray caught 4 to 8lb and lost 7 more fish off, all 4 of Olives fish were 4lb or over. Malcolm Grainger had 4.

Photos show todays conditions Sat 2nd its warmer than yesterday at 9c the light rain stopped about ten and anglers are catching. Water Temp is now 7.2c.

Saturday 2nd April

12 Anglers have caught 62 Rainbows to 5lb
Rod Average 5.2
11 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 3lb
51 Rainbows to 4lb were returned.

All 12 anglers caught fish today

Bank

Andrew Sowerby caught 9 from the top moor side block on Dry’s and emerges. P McSheffrey caught 4 on the last four-hour permit from the moor side,

Boat

Only two out Mrs Olive Murray caught 15 to 5lb on a verity of lures from the culvert, point and out from the jetty. Rob McLay brought his friend Dale for his first go at fly fishing rob caught 8 and Dale had 3 to 3lb.

Float Tubes

Mike Ayton caught 14 to 3lb on small Black Nomads, Mike caught from the point and down the wood side.

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 08:00 until 19:45
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 19:30
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 02:30 PM 02:15 until 19:30
Last 4 Hours from: 15:30 until 19:45
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:00
LAST 4 HOUR PERMITS available from 15 minutes before start time.