Opening day 2nd March 2013

65 Anglers caught 422 fish to 15lb 8oz
Rod Average 6.5
85 were kept at an average weight of 2lb 14oz

It was another good start to the new season with most anglers catching fish. With surface water temp of 3c sinking lines with lures or nymphs fished on or close to the bottom accounted for most of the fish.

Matty Lamb and Matty Garbutt fished on our new sporting permit and caught 19 and 18 fishing next to each other on the point. Matty Garbutt Kept a lovely overwintered 10lb 2oz Rainbow and Matty Lamb kept a 9lb 2oz over wintered rainbow. John McGarrell caught 15 fishing from the old slipway. Malcolm Jefferson caught 5 from the top of the Woodside Keeping 2 for 26lb (15lb 8oz and 10lb 8oz).Dave Sanders caught 13 to 10lb on small nomads fishing down from Malcolm on the Woodside.
Chris Hartley had 8 and Colin Lynas 7 from the overflow end of the dam.

C Metcalfe and L Wilkinson caught 37 between them to 7lb fishing out from the point they kept 9 fish for 33lb. Wheel chair angler Paul Richardson and boat partner Darren Nodding’s caught 36 fish from our Wheelyboat with Paul getting 21 to 6lb on Diawl Bachs fished on a slow sinking line close or on the bottom. Mrs Olive Murray caught 16 on a verity of patterns fishing out from the Woodside.
Gareth Tilly caught 21 between them keeping 10 for 20lb. B and A Chapman 16 to 4lb between them keeping 8 for 18lb. Graham Solomon caught 16 keeping 6 for 12lb. A Corr caught 11.