Catch Return Sunday 6th to Saturday 12th April

Will Freeman with his 10lb 8oz Rainbow caught from the overflow end of the dam on a Orange Zonker.

144 Anglers have caught 355 Rainbows to 10lb 8oz
Rod Average 3.5
118 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 9oz

Catch Return Sunday 6th
21 Anglers have caught 73 Rainbows to 7lb 8oz
Rod Average 3.5
22 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 6oz

The very strong SSW wind spoiled the day for boat anglers, bank anglers fishing the more sheltered moor side bank had fish feeding in and on the surface all day.
Bank
Gordon Rooks kept three for 7lb and returned four more from the top of the moor side Gordon caught on Foam Beetles and size 16 buzzers. Andrew Sowerby caught six from the holly Bush on small buzzers. Graham Southham caught six on buzzers wading at the culvert. Mervin Sanders landed five to 7lb and like most other anglers lost quite a few fish as well. Mervin caught on buzzers fishing above the holly bush.

Boats
Boat anglers were restricted to fishing close to the wood side and moor side banks. G Solaman kept three for 6lb and returned five more fishing near to the culvert all his fish were caught on Cats Whisker. Les Davison caught seven to 5lb on Pink Flexi Worm fishing down the wood side.

Catch Return Monday 7th
5 Anglers caught 7 Rainbows to 3lb
Rod Average 1.4
2 rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb

The weather kept anglers away today we had a lot of heavy rain with quite a strong breeze, by 2pm we had no one left on the lake.
Bank
Les Wheatley caught two to 2lb from the dam.
Boats
Ian Vickers kept two to 3lb and returned three more fishing down the wood side.

Catch Return Tuesday 8th
18 Anglers caught 36 Rainbows to 5lb 4oz.
Rod Average 2
11 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz

We had bright sunshine and a very cold N to NW wind all day not the best of conditions for fishing. As has happened on most days a lot of fish were hooked and lost.
Bank
Rob Lincoln fished from 1pm and caught six to 3lb from the top of the moor side Rob caught on Shipman’s, Foam Beetle and Buzzer. Brian Gardiner, Ian Morrison and Michael Kilvington all had three. Dave Urwin Kept two for 7lb 12oz his best was 5lb 4oz

Boats
Andrew Bogan caught eight to 5lb most on Foam Beetle

Catch Return Wednesday 9th
19 Anglers caught 54 rainbows to 5lb 4oz
Rod Average 2.8
12 Kept for an average weight of 2lb 11oz

Bank
Junior Tomas Ayton caught eight rainbows to 3lb from the moor side on Foam Beetles. Paul Blight fished from the high bank and caught five rainbows on dry’s .ED Maloney caught five to 5lb 4oz fishing below the holy bush on small buzzers.
Boat
Mrs Olive Murray caught 6 on CDC Shuttlecocks fishing down the wood side. Four friends fishing in two boats caught ten between them on Ace of Spades.

Last 4 hour permit available from 4.00pm.
Part Day Boat Morning (8.30am to 2.30pm) Afternoon (2.30pm to 8.00pm)
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 8.15pm.

Catch Return Thursday 10th
26 Anglers caught 65 Rainbows to 6lb 8oz
Rod Average 2.5
22 Kept for an average weight of 2lb 11oz

The started badly with bright sun shine and very few fish been caught by 12pm the cloud started to build and the fishing improved we had fish feeding hard all over the lake on small beetles you would need a size 18 to match them. Only six of the twenty six anglers fishing failed to catch today. Stocking tomorrow with 240 Rainbows from 1lb 12oz to 10lb.

Bank
Steve Mills caught twenty three he only had three fish before 12pm and he caught another twenty after 12 Steve caught on Dawson’s Olive before 12pm and on Foam Beetles and very small Klink Hammers later. Steve kept two fish for 7lb 12oz all his fish were caught from the top moor side block. J Catron caught the best fish of the day at 6lb 8oz from the point.

Boat
D Seed caught six from the culvert he didn’t have a fish before 2pm Mr Seed tried everything without susses for the fish rising down the wood side he gave up on them and moved to the culvert were he changed to a Ace of Spades and started to catch keeping four for 7lb 8oz. Mrs Olive Murray caught four to 5lb on Olive nymphs.

Catch Return Friday 11th
29 Anglers caught 120 Rainbows to 5lb 8oz
Rod average 4.1
20 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz.

The lake was stocked today with 240 Rainbows from 1lb 12oz to 10lb.
It was Beetle mania today with fish feeding hard all-over the lake for most of the day at times the water was covered with beetles and the fish weren’t interested in anything else
Bank
Andrew Bogan caught twenty five rainbows to 4lb fishing near to the top moor side block. Andrew caught three before 10am on lures and all the rest were caught on Foam Beetles. Fourteen year old Thomas Ayton caught thirteen rainbows to 5lb on a size 14 Black Spider. John McGarrell caught twelve fishing along the moor side on Foam Beetles. Bernard Fitzhugh caught ten and Keith Bunnett seven from the top of the moor side on you guessed it Foam Beetles. Garry Coverdale caught eight three from the dam and five from the moor side. J Catron followed yesterday’s 6lb 8oz rainbow with a 5lb 8oz fish tonight.

Boat
Only two boats out today Steve Trafford caught seven and husband and wife Peter and Ann McLean caught five between them.

Catch Return Saturday 12th
26 Anglers caught 155 Rainbows to 10lb 8oz
Rod average 6
29 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 12oz

Bank anglers had another good day with plenty of fish feeding close to the bank. Boats found it a challenge in the strong WSW wind. Only one of the twenty six anglers fishing failed to land a fish.
Bank
Mike Ayton caught twenty seven rainbows to 4lb from the top of the moor side and top of the wood side. Mike caught eleven on Foam Beetles and Shuttlecocks and the rest on a small Cats Whisker fished under an indicator. John McGarrell fished from 8an to 1pm caught thirteen to 6lb John caught on small Cats Whisker, Olive Lure and Diawl Bach from the jetty high bank and moor side. Five of Johns fish were between 4 and 6lb. Keith Bunnett caught eleven rainbows from the top of the wood side on small Black Klinkhamers. Keven Kelsey caught eleven to 3lb 8oz. Andrew Greet caught nine to 10lb from the moor side on Damsels. Phil Stentiford caught nine rainbows to 5lb 8oz from the top of the moor side on Cut Throat Cats and Zonkers. Junior Will Freeman caught the best fish of the day a lovely 10lb 8oz rainbow from the overflow end of the dam on an Orange Zonker
Boats
Mrs Olive Murray caught nine to 4lb 8oz fishing out from the wood side Olive caught on Shuttle Cocks and Klinkhamers. G Hughes and J Kay caught twelve fishing down the wood side.

Last 4 hour permit available from 4.15pm.
Part Day Boat Morning (8.30am to 2.30pm) Afternoon (2.30pm to 8.00pm)
Lockwood opens at 8am and closes at 8.30pm.