Monthly Fishery Report
Another very dry month and at times a very hot month with temperatures to the low 30’s! These conditions always make fishing more challenging but for those anglers that think about their fishing the rewards were certainly there. The best tactic by far in these conditions is to stalk or pick out individual fish as they are often unwilling to chase a fly from distance so accurate casts into the sight line of the fish often scored well.
As is the norm at this time of the year fishing first thing in the morning or the latter part of the day is usually the most productive with fish always a little trickier to tempt from late morning to mid-afternoon. But tempted they can be! Our six lakes are intimate places and the fish always find some nice shady cover to tuck them selves away under to hide from the bright conditions. The keen eyed angler will often find fish in such places and with plenty of stealth and a bit of luck a fish or two can often be tempted. Top flies for ‘stalking’ are usually weighted bugs that sink quickly and a range of colours, usually olives, blacks or browns will take fish and the old faithful PTN’s and GRHE’s in smaller size 16s or 18s can prove deadly. A much over looked method when creeping around under the trees is to place your chosen fly on the bottom and then twitch it up in front of an approaching fish, if you can see your fly watch this or if not, watch the fish to see when it ‘mouths’ your fly and STRIKE!!
Some excellent catches have been had by our anglers with plenty of Tiger Trout caught and even an Arctic Char! Ian, Neil, Anthony and Duncan all caught Tiger with Duncan also taking the Arctic Char, Kane caught his first fish after having some tuition, and 3 year old Fraser caught his first two fish with a bit of help from Dad! Steve Brett fished with us a few times and managed Rainbows to 8lb 12oz along with Browns, Sandys, Tigers and even netted himself £100 when he caught a tagged fish. Tim Smith topped a six fish bag with a cracking 4lb+ Brown, Mr Evans braced a Tiger and a Brown and regular Dave Burgess caught 12 fish from our chalk stream! Mr Gibson, Mr Rees and Barry Moore all caught their first Tiger Trout, Jack Farley also caught his first Tiger Trout along with a 10lb Rainbow from Alder Lake and season rod Don Covey caught a splendid 5lb 10oz Brown. Chris Bright, Arron House and Petrina all caught PB’s with fish of 8lb 12oz, 5lb 1oz and 5lb 8oz respectively and season rod Des Smith braced a 4lb and 8lb Rainbow in an evening session. Roy, Mark, Richard, Tom and Matt all caught Tiger Trout and Pat and Jannie both caught PB’s with fish of 9lb and 8lb 8oz. Quite a few doubles have braced our anglers nets with Robbie Goodman catching a 10lb Rainbow, Steve Bayliss taking a 10lb 2oz Rainbow with an induced take on a GRHE, Tom Humby and Ted Honey both had Rainbows of 11lb 8oz and regular Alan Drewitt caught the biggest of the month with a 12lb 1oz Rainbow from Bridge Lake.
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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