Monthly Fishery Report
August was much like July with the weather that we received here at the fishery, with some lovely sunny days to getting a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours, so changeable to say the least! This did make the fishing tricky at times but on the whole the lakes fished excellently through, what can be, the hardest month of the year.
As is the norm with fishing in August, first thing in the morning or early evening is usually the most productive time, with the fish a little trickier to tempt from late morning to mid-afternoon. But there is always a way to tempt them! 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. 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!
The average size of the fish caught through August was 4 – 5lb and many were 5lb+. Some excellent fish have been caught by our anglers and I will briefly run through some of them. Season rod David Phillips is always amongst the fish and caught a spectacular Brown on 4lb 8oz, Paul Staple had an 8lb 8oz Rainbow, Mr Browning visited us a couple of times and caught two 7lb’ers and one of the biggest fish of the month with an 11lb 2oz Rainbow. Mr Allchurch caught seven up to 8lb 8oz, Alec Laurie caught a 9lb Rainbow, season rod Matt Thom had a 7lb 8oz Rainbow and young Ryan Archer took a fine brace of 5lb Rainbows. John Warn caught a 10lb Rainbow, season rod Mick Ayton has had fish up to 7lb, Gavin Welch caught nine fish in a day including two 7lb Rainbows and season rod Gary Hargreaves took a fantastic brace with a 5lb 8oz Blue and a 6lb Sandy. Mr Handley caught a great 8lb 8oz Rainbow, and first time Rockbourne visitor Mr Comberg-Williams caught a superb 8lb 12oz Rainbow, season rod Don Covey has caught plenty of fish this month with the best a 9lb Rainbow, regular visitor Mr Watson took an 11lb 8oz Sandy as part of a brace of fish and Bryan McIntyre had the biggest fish of the month and biggest Brace with a 10lb 4oz Rainbow and a 12lb 8oz Sandy!
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
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