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August 2018

August saw one of the hottest summers on record continue which did make the fishing challenging at times with water temperatures that were higher than average, coupled with the clear water. The fish were often not in the mood to energetically chase down the angler’s flies so a more stealthy approach was needed. Smaller patterns, often fished on the drop or with very little movement presented very close to the fish produced the best results. The most productive parts of the day were first thing in the morning and the last couple of hours of our opening times.

I see dozens of anglers come through the doors each week and although many are good anglers and very experienced, it still astounds me that so many do not ‘look’ for the fish or they walk past some very obvious and usually catchable fish to get their favourite spot! Take your time to find the fish and don’t always be in a hurry to cast out when you do. Try to work out what the fish may be feeding on and if they have a set patrol route and always look under trees and around obvious features such as weed and reed beds! Put in the effort and you will reap the rewards. If you are not catching it is easy to blame the fish “I’ve tried everything today and they are not taking anything” but there is always a way to catch them and part of angling is to find what that is. I will often change my fly after half a dozen casts if I don’t get any interest and will constantly change my retrieve to find what they want.  Oh and another top tip, don’t go to all the effort of wearing drab coloured clothing, only to then put a bright white hat on your head!

Despite the challenging weather conditions plenty of fish have been landed through August with some bigger fish making an appearance too. Bow Lewis caught a cracking Sparctic Trout from Spring Lake on a Sid Knight sunk daddy, season rod Mr Evans caught a 7lb 4oz Rainbow from Longacre as part of his three fish bag, Alan Drewitt caught a two superb Browns from our chalk stream on a shrimp pattern and day rod Stan Stewart landed a Brown from the lakes. Chad Goymer visited us from Kent and caught 5 fish including a stunning Tiger Trout, 9 year old Aiden caught 5 fish on his first go at fly fishing, Robert Hall had a fin perfect Rainbow of 5lb 8oz and 8 year old Cairo landed a 4lb Rainbow. Mr Stevenson visited us for the first time in about 30 years and caught 4 fish topped by a 6lb 8oz Rainbow, Mark Roll landed a 6lb Blue, 5lb 8oz Sparctic and a 9lb Rainbow, Sam Parry caught a 6lb Rainbow and Bob Lewis landed a 7lb 12oz Rainbow. Kalib and Nicholas both caught their first fish while having tuition, Lubos caught Rainbows of 7lb 12oz and 8lb 12oz, Mark landed a Sparctic and Miriam also caugt here first fish with a superb 3lb 10oz Rainbow. Mark Roll stalked a 10lb + Rainbow from Alder, Steve Brett landed Rainbows of 8lb and 10lb 4oz on a black buzzer, Aydee caught a Rainbow of 9lb, regular Norman Drake landed a Rainbow of 10lb, Ian Lott caught a 8lb 8oz Rainbow, Alan Drewitt caught his first Pinky along with a 9lb Rainbow and Tom Humby had a 9lb 4oz Rainbow as part of his four fish bag.

Some fantastic fish have been caught I’m sure you would all agree?  Just like July, the most successful fly for August was the  blue flash damsel with the other usual suspects such as small stalking bugs, PTN’s GRHE’s, montanas and sunk daddy’s also scoring highly.

 

That’s all for this month but keep an eye on our facebook page for up to date catches and information about the Fishery.

Simeon Osborn
Fishery Manager

 

July 2018

The heatwave has continued and July was a very dry month with some exceptionally hot weather and little to no rain. The water temperatures have been higher than average for this time of year but even so, the sport remained consistent with many excellent fish landed by our anglers. As ever, stalking proved to be a superb way of catching the fish in the hot and bright conditions as the fish were often found under the shade of trees. The fish were usually unwilling to chase down a moving fly and fishing on the drop or with a very slow retrieve seemed to work best.

Harry Brookwell caught a cracking Spartic Trout at the beginning of the month, Colin Farley had a Golden as part of a four fish bag and his son Jack caught a tagged fish, which netted him £100. Andy Knight fished with us for five days and caught 20 fish with most of those fish falling to buzzers, Dave Milas caught two fish after having some instruction and Louise also managed a Rainbow after also having a lesson. Fishery regular Bob Lewis fished our chalk stream and caught three beautiful Browns on a hares ear and a couple days after Paul Mason also fished the stream and landed a Brown on a cane rod! Congratulation to 83 year old Joan fished with us as part of a group and during her instruction she caught her first ever fish with a 5lb Rainbow, you really are never too old to learn something new! Cher Brett had never fished before but after her Dad and fishery regular Steve showed her the ropes she went on to catch 11 fish topped by a superb 8lb Rainbow, great angling! We’ve had a few decent Blues getting caught with Alan Howard landing one of 6lb 8oz along with the second biggest fish of the month in the shape of a 10lb 4oz Rainbow, Mr Newfeld caught one of 6lb 12oz, Steve Brett and Mr Taylor both had 8lb+ fish and Mark Roll landed one of 8lb 8oz that was tagged and won him £100. Mr Canterbury caught a Rainbow of 7lb 8oz, Mr Newman, Colin Farley and Dave Morrison all ha 9lb+ Rainbows, Mr Pearce caught a 10lb fish and Aaron House landed the biggest of the month with a fantastic 12lb 1oz Rainbow.

The choice of successful flies has not changed that much with blue flash damsels still doing the damage but there was a definite shift towards smaller flies with the onset of the hot weather, especially for those who were stalking. Dropping down to size 16-18 flies was often needed with stalking bugs, buzzers, sunk daddy’s, PTN’s and GRHE’s all producing regularly.

That’s all for this month but keep an eye on our facebook page for up to date catches and information about the Fishery.

Simeon Osborn
Fishery Manager

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