Monthly Fishery Report
What a mixed bag the weather has been, one day it would be cold and frosty with temperatures below freezing and 24 hours later much milder with temperatures pushing double figures! Such pronounced fluctuations in the weather can have an effect on the fish and make them tricky to tempt as they never really settle but for whatever reason the fish have remained high in the water throughout and have been very active. The cooler water temperatures have seen the fish in the mood for chasing down lures and generally being very lively. Stalking has also remained possible for those that enjoy it and this method has accounted for the majority of the Arctic Char that have been caught.
The sport has been hectic at times with the Rainbows and Sandy’s very active indeed. A more cautious approach was needed on those days when fish threw caution to the wind and would chase down any fly that was presented to them. Mick Ayton proved how great the sport could be by landing 12 fish in a session and he could have easily caught more! The highlight of the month has been the anglers that have come to the fishery to target the Arctic Char. Fishery regular Aaron House has spent many hours chasing these and has ended up slipping his net under 13 of them – that’s some fantastic angling! Steve Perry also made a few trips to target the Char and managed to catch 7 of them and along with a great Tiger Trout. Kieron Woodside caught 6 Char including 4 in one session and Ian Randall caught 5 in total. Other anglers that were lucky enough to catch Char were: Malcolm Boyd, Darren, Terry Shergold, Stu Ellis, Nigel Bristow, David Palmer, Nick Spring, Sam Quilliam, Reef Patten, John Patten, Tim Patten, Peter Douel, Mr Surtees, Pat, Andy and Lawrence Gray. Stu Ellis managed to catch a Rainbow, Sandy and a Tiger along with his Char, Sam Quilliam also had a Tiger as did Tim Perry, Aaron House, Steve Perry, Terry Short and Reef Patten. The three biggest fish of the month was an 8lb Rainbow to Peter, 9lb 2oz Rainbow to Aaron House and a 10lb Rainbow from Alder Lake.
Top fly’s for the month were lures with cats whiskers, appetisers, humongous, damsels and montanas taking the majority of fish but after seeing pressure through the mornings a change to smaller nymphs and buzzers kept the bites coming. The Arctic Char were mainly tempted on red or pink flys.
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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