Catch Return Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th April

89 Anglers have caught 662 Rainbows to 11lb 14oz
Rod Average 7.4
129 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz

Sunday 7th
20 Anglers have caught 161 Rainbows to 11lb 12oz
Rod Average 8.1
22 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 8oz

What a day fish were caught from all around the lake with anglers fishing traditional patterns having the best sport. We had two very good doubles returned and two more lost off one escaped from the net. Now that things have warmed up the prospects for the coming weeks are excellent.

Colin Lynas fished for 4hours this morning and caught 12 rainbows to 11lb 14oz on Olive Nomads from the moorside. Rob McLay fished on the new last 4hour permit and caught 13 rainbows to 12lb
Boat angler Jason Nunn caught 33 returning one fish estimated at 15 to 16lb all caught on skinny Black Buzzers. Dermot Speight caught 37 to 4lb on buzzers fished washing line stile altering the setup throughout the day , Dermot kept four for 11lb and lost a very big fish after a 20min struggle the fish took the point booby and managed to escape from the his net.

Monday 8th
12 Anglers caught 94 Rainbows to 5lb,
Rod Average 7.8,
20 rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz

Ian Morrison caught 15 on Black Buzzers 8 from the top moorside block and the rest from the holly bush. Colin Green caught 11 on Damsels from the moorside. Paul Blight fished from 2pm and caught 8 from the top moorside block on Cats Whiskers.
John McGarrell caught 22 to 5lb on buzzer 14 fishing out from the woodside and the rest from the culvert. Graham Solomon caught 19 keeping 4 for 8lb on Cats Whisker fished under an indicator.

Tuesday 9th
10 Anglers caught 37 Rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 3.7
15 rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 3oz

What a cold miserable day the air temp outside the lodge never got above 3c but in the strong easterly felt more like -3c.

Jim Tate caught 9 from the top moorside block on a Cats Whisker fished under an indicator. Jon Nutsford caught 6 wading at the culvert on Black and Red Buzzers fished very slowly on a long leader. Darren Parry fished from 5.30 to 7.30pm and caught 6 rainbows from the top of the moorside.
15 year old North Yorkshire England Talent Pathway Juniors Garvan O’Connor and Chris Traves landed 5 and lost a few off on what was a very challenging day in the cold for them and ADB Coach Jeff Metcalf. Mrs Olive Murray caught 3 to 4lb olive commented that wherever she fished she had bites but found it difficult to connect because her hands were so cold.

Wednesday 10th
13 Anglers caught 88 rainbows to 10lb 8oz
Rod Average 6.8
24 Kept for an average weight of 2lb 12oz

I think spring is finely on its way we have our first brood of goslings on the lake, the frogs are spawning in the shallows and best of all every were I stopped including the middle of the dam I could see fish rising.
Phil Stentiford caught 19 fishing from the top moorside block most were caught on a Cats Whisker fished under an indicator.
J Waterhouse caught 7 on White Buzzers most were from the moorside. Matty Lamb made good use of our last 4 hour permit catching 6 from the top of the moorside and point.
Malcolm Proudlock and Ian Armin caught 32 between them Malcolm had 26 of them on buzzers keeping 6 for 18lb and Ian kept 6 for 23lb his best was 10lb 8oz.

Thursday 11th
13 Anglers caught 65 rainbows to 4lb
Rod Average 5
12 Kept for an average weight of 2lb 6oz

Ian Morrison caught 10 on Buzzers fished under an indicator from the bottom moorside block. Michel Kilvington had 6 on olive lures. Simon Purves caught 6 from the Whitby end of the dam.

John Man caught 20 to 6lb on pink flexi worms and black buzzer fished under an indicator.

Friday 12th
21 Anglers caught 217 Rainbows to 6lb
Rod average 10.3
36 Rainbows were kept at an average weight of 2lb 9oz.

What a day we had fog all day at times visibility was only about 20mt but the fish have been feeding hard all day all over the lake.
John McGarrell caught 27 to 5lb on buzzers from the moorside and dam. Glyn Yeates caught 16 keeping 3 for 9lb 8oz. Neal Coulson caught 14. Les Spedding caught 12, 8 on Buzzers and 4 on CDC Shuttlecocks. Anglers fishing on the last 4hour permit did well. Mike Ayton caught 13 M Ditchburn caught 10 and Scot Hansford 8.
Ian Vickers caught 33 rainbows to 5lb keeping 2 for 9lb. Steve Mills caught 26 on nomads. Mrs Olive Murray caught 11 on small Black Nomads.

Last 4 hour permit available from 3.30pm
Part Day Boat Morning (8.30am to 2.30pm) Afternoon (2pm to 8pm)
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