LOCKWOOD WILL REMAIN FLY ONLY IN NOVEMBER. FROM THE 1ST DECEMBER WE WILL ALLOW BAIT FISHING.
Lockwood Opening and closing times for November & December
1st to 30th November FLY ONLY Open 9am Close 3.30pm or time posted in the Lodge.
1st to 22nd December Bait Fishing Open 9am Close 3pm The fishery will close on Sunday 22nd reopening March 2014
Last 4 hour permit available from 11.30pm (This permit is only available from the time stated)
Reduced Boat prices we only have four boats available. Boats will only be allowed out when conditions are suitable.
Day Boat (9.30am to 3pm) Now costs £8
Electric Out Board £5
36 Anglers have caught 101 Rainbows to 7lb and 2 Browns to 4lb
Rod Average 2.9
47 Kept for an Average weight of 3lb 9oz
29 of the 47 fish kept this week were over 3lb (6-3to4lb 10-4to5lb 10-5to6lb 2-6to7lb and 1-7lb)
Catch Return Sunday 3rd November
5 Anglers have caught 13 Rainbows to 5lb
Rod Average 2.6
5 Kept for an Average weight of 3lb 3oz
Very strong westerly winds again reduced the bank fishing to the point wood side and overflow end of the dam.
Mick Humphreys caught 4 to 5lb and Mervin Sanders 2 from the point on Dawson’s Olive and Cats whisker. Keith Bunnett caught 3 to 5lb from the dam on Hears Ear Klinkhamers.
Catch Return Monday 4th November
3 Anglers caught 3 Rainbows to 5lb
Rod Average 1
3 kept at an Average weight of 3lb 11oz
Only Tony Legg landed fish although the others did hook and lose fish. Tony caught 3 to 5lb and lost two more off on Black Fritz fishing from the jetty he kept 3 for 11lb (5lb – 3lb 8oz and 2lb 8oz)
Catch Return Tuesday 5th November
3 Anglers caught 9 Rainbows to 5lb 4oz
Rod Average 3
6 kept at an Average weight of 3lb 5oz
Only three anglers again today all three caught fish and five of the nine landed were between 3lb and 5lb.
Tony Legg caught 4 to 5lb 4oz and lost two more off on Black Fritz fishing from the jetty he kept 4 for 14lb (5lb 4oz – 4lb 4oz – 2lb 8oz and 2lb) Brian Gardiner caught 3 from the jetty keeping 1- 2lb rainbow.
Colin Boxall Kept one 4lb Rainbow and returned a 3lb Brown.
Catch Return Wednesday 6th November
4 Anglers caught 9 Rainbows to 4lb 4oz
Rod Average 2.3
5 Kept for an Average weight of 2lb 12oz
Only 4 anglers to day they all caught fish but as usual the catch return doesn’t tell the whole storey as all four also lost fish.
Visiting angler A Bradshaw caught 5 from the jetty keeping 2 for 7lb 4oz. W Vandy fished from the dam he only landed one but lost 3 more off and said that he had a lot of very gentle nips from fish that followed his fly right back to the bank. Rob Lincoln landed 1 and had the same happen to him fishing down the moor side.
Mrs Olive Murray caught 2 to 3lb fishing between the point and top of the moor side.
Catch Return Thursday 7th November
5 Anglers caught 12 Rainbows to 6lb
Rod Average 2.4
5 Kept for an Average weight of 3lb 12oz
Yet another day when as many fish were lost than landed.
Colin Brown caught 4 to 5lb on white lures from the dam wall. Ian Morrison caught 2 to 6lb fishing 100yds along from the overflow. Fred Osborn only fished for the last hour and caught 2 (4lb 12oz & 3lb) from the dam.
Mrs Olive Murray caught 4 to 3lb and lost 3off fishing out from the wood side on Hears ear nymphs.
Catch Return Friday 8th November
10 Anglers caught 46 Rainbows to 7lb and 1- 4lb brown
Rod Average 4.7
18 kept at an Average weight of 4lb
Another good day at Lockwood 13 of the 18 fish kept were over 4lb.
Keith Thompson kept 2 for 8lb 4oz and lost 4 more off fishing from the jetty. Rob Lincoln had a lovely 2lb 4oz blue from the top
Moor side block and Malcolm Carter had a nice fish from the holly bush and lost fish from the top of the moor side.
John McGarrell caught 10 on Hears ear nymphs and small olive lures fishing out from the wood side block he kept 3 for 16lb 5oz. Husband and wife Peter and Ann McLean caught 13 between them fishing out from the old slipway they kept 7 for 28lb 4oz all caught on White Zonkers. Paul Blight and Colin Brown caught 12 between them from the holly bush to the culvert on White Lures. Colin caught 9 of them to 7lb and returned a lovely 4lb brown.
Catch Return Saturday 9th November
6 Anglers caught 10 Rainbows to 6lb
Rod Average 1.7
5 Kept for an Average weight of 3lb 12oz
Keith Bunnett caught 3 and lost 2 fishing the old slipway with Hears Ear shuttlecocks. Tony Legg caught 2 from the jetty. Ian Buckingham caught 2 to 4lb 12oz from the dam on Olive Lures.
Mrs Olive Murray caught 2 to 6lb on Hears Ear Nymphs fishing out from the wood side.