Catch Return Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th December

Pick 12year old Tomas Ayton landing one of 11 rainbows he hooked on Orange Zonker from the Jetty.

Winter Price Reduction
Wednesday 11th December to Sunday 22nd December:
£15 4 fish permit (no catch and release for bait anglers).
£5 Junior 2 Fish permit (no catch and release for bait anglers).
£5 Fly only sporting permit.
Lockwood Opening and closing times for December
1st to 22nd December Bait Fishing Open 9am Close 3pm or the time posted in the fishing lodge. The fishery will close on Sunday 22nd reopening March 2014

42 Anglers have caught 82 Rainbows to 6lb
71 Rainbows have been kept for an Average weight of 2lb 6oz

Catch Return Sunday 8th December
15 Anglers have caught 32 Rainbows to 4lb 8oz
32 Rainbows have been kept for an Average weight of 2lb 8oz
All 15 anglers fished down the fishing lodge bank fish were caught from the overflow end of the dam to the top of the wood side. We had a good number of fish lost off and some anglers said that they had a lot of bites but failed to hook the fish. As well as the 32 rainbows caught we had quite a lot of roach and some perch.

Catch Return Monday 9th December

Even though it was a lovely warm day with a light breeze we only had one fly angler fishing. Les caught 7 rainbows to 3lb 8oz on a small olive nymph.

Catch Return Tuesday 10th December
5 Anglers caught 1 Rainbows
I don’t know what went wrong today we had 3 anglers fly fishing and 2 fishing bait.

Catch Return Wednesday 11th December
5 Anglers caught 10 Rainbows to 5lb 12oz
10 Kept for an Average weight of 2lb 8oz
All five anglers caught today Bernard Fitzhugh caught four for 9lb 8oz from the overflow end of the dam maggot. J McCabe caught the best fish of the day at 5lb 12oz he also managed to lose 4 fish off fishing near the culvert with worm. K Wrightson caught 3 for 6lb from the high bank on maggot.

Catch Return Thursday 12th December
8 Anglers caught 18 Rainbows to 6lb
16 Kept for an Average weight of 2lb 6oz.

Seven of the eight anglers fishing today caught fish. One angler kept 4 for 8lb 4oz from the high bank. Fly angler Kevin Kelsey landed 3 to 6lb from the jetty on Cats Whisker. Steve Mills caught 3 on orange blob two from the point and one from the high bank. R Cathrall and D Lilley caught 5 from the high bank on maggot and A Stevenson caught a lovely 4lb 8oz rainbow from the old slipway on maggot. The holy bush also produced some fish. As with other days we had quite a few fish hooked and lost. The fact that fish are still been caught from all areas of the lake shows that we still have a good head of fish.

Catch Return Friday 13th December

3 Anglers caught 4 Rainbows to 2lb
4 kept at an Average weight of 1lb 12oz

Only one of the three anglers fishing today caught fish. Mathew Ward fished Lockwood for the first time today he finished at 1.30pm with his four fish limit for 6lb 12oz. Mathew caught them all fishing at the top of the wood side on maggot.

Catch Return Saturday 14th December

6 Anglers caught 17 Rainbows to 4lb 8oz
16 kept at an Average weight of 2lb 3oz

All six anglers caught fish today. Norman Rowe kept 4 for 10lb 8oz fishing down the wood side. S Byrne kept 4 for 10lb from the top of the wood side his best fish was 4lb 8oz. C Gary and his fishing partner kept 5 between them from the overflow end of the dam. Fly angler Ken Shaw returned a 2lb fish from the point.