Monthly Fishery Report
Spring is well and truly here at the Fishery when March is upon us, the daffodils are in full bloom, the bluebells have just started to flower and small vibrant green leaves are just appearing on some of the trees and bushes. The morning chorus is also noticeably louder and the wildlife around the Fishery is generally a much more lively place. The fishing is also coming in to its own, with the fish very active indeed and stalking opportunities getting better by the day with the increasing light levels coupled with the fish often being found very close in to the margins.
March is also a time when we look forward to the opening of our chalk steam, Sweatfords Water at the beginning of April. We had fantastic feedback last year after re-opening the stream after more than a decade of being closed. It’s a truly magical place to fish with some very wily brown trout and is a real escape. The fishing is by booking only and is strictly limited, so please contact us if you would like to have a go.
The fishing was excellent through March with many fish caught. Paul Kyffin was made up when he caught his first Arctic Char, Mr Sheppard caught two fantastic blue trout, new season rod Michael Rescorle caught his first Arctic Char and season rod Dr Allen also managed two Arctic Char in one session. Kieron Woodside visited us twice through March and caught three Arctic Char, Luke Jordan had a great 5lb Blue and season rod Ken Clayton also took an Arctic Char as part of his catch. Dennis Wright caught 12 fish in one day with all fish between 5lb and 7lb and included an Arctic Char, Simon Fish caught a cracking 6lb rainbow and a 4lb Brown, Phil Glasgow caught an Arctic Char and Jim Foster had a 7lb 8oz Rainbow. Brothers Matt and Tim Leyman caught 19 fish between them over two days, Andy Bryant caught his first Blue, MR Allen had a 8lb 8oz Rainbow and season rod David Burgess caught a 4lb 4oz Arctic Char. Vince had a cracking 7lb 12oz Rainbow after having some tuition and regular Tony Moore had one of the same size and David Morton caught a 7lb 8oz Rainbow. The biggest Blue of the month was caught by season rod G. Browning, Devora had a fantastic 9lb Rainbow and new season rod Dan Weeks broke his personal best twice in the same day first with a 7lb Rainbow and then a superb 9lb 8oz Rainbow! There have also been six double figure fish out this month with Ted Jarvis and A. Turner both taking Rainbows of 10lb, Mr Warmington caught a stunning 10lb Brown and then Don Covey caught a Brown weighing in at 10lb 8oz, Pete Mullins had a superb 11lb Rainbow and the biggest of the month was an excellent 12lb Rainbow to season rod Richard Prior!
Brighter lures such as cats whiskers, appetisers, fritz and blobs are doing particularly well but more imitative flys such as damsels, PTN’s and GRHE’s are taking more and more fish. When the fish have been trickier to tempt and are shying away from lures, smaller bugs and buzzers have done well, especially ‘when all else fails’. Dry fly sport has also picked up now the natural fly life is starting to wake up and hatch!
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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