Monthly Fishery Report
November was much the same as October in that it was unseasonably mild for the time of year, I can count on one hand the number of frosts we have had! The start of the month saw many trees still looking very green but now we’re coming in to December it’s finally looking more like winter! It is a busy time of year around the fishery as at this time of year that we start to cut back or remove any offending branch’s, trees and some of the marginal growth around the lakes and generally have a big clear up to make sure it will all look its best once Spring finally arrives.
As is usual at this time of year the fishing has been excellent. The fish are often in a very active mood and are usually more than willing to take a well presented fly. The fish averaged a very healthy 3-4lb and many 5lb+ fish graced our angler’s nets also.
Some excellent fish have been caught over November. Mr Osnowski caught a cracking 7lb Rainbow, Emily caught her first ever fish with a fine Rainbow, Colin Storer had a 4lb 8oz Brown and Mervyn Smith had his first Arctic Char. Season rod Tony Moore caught five fish with the best going 6lb 8oz, David Young and David Phillips both had excellent days taking 7 fish each and Mr Chalk caught a cracking 8lb Rainbow. Ian Leech had a day to remember when he caught eight fish and his bag included 1 Rainbow, 2 Sandys, 2 Blues, 1 Brown ad 2 Arctic Char! Alan Drewitt also had a red letter day when caught 6 fish, which also included the biggest fish of the month in the shape of a magnificent 12lb 14oz Brown Trout, all fish were tempted on a bead head cats whisker! Season rod Kieron had a great month as over two separate visits he managed to stalk four Arctic Char!!! Talking of Arctic Char, regular Robert Hall finally caught one of 4lb after two years of trying with the successful fly being an orange/red goldhead fritz lure. Jim Eames has become a regular visitor at the fishery and in one of those trips caught his personal best 6lb Rainbow, Mr D. Titchener also caught a pb with a 5lb Rainbow and season rod David Porter stalked a 6lb Rainbow. Roger Greenstreet caught 7 fish in a day with his son in law Mick Ayton taking 5, including 1 Arctic Char and season rod Alan Howard tempted also tempted a Char on a black blue flash damsel.
Some fantastic fish have been caught I’m sure you would all agree? The fish are really starting to favour brighter lures with cats whiskers, appetisers, fritz and blobs doing particularly well but lots of fish are still getting caught on blue flash damsels. 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’. Also stalking is still very productive due to the fish still sitting high in the water.
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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