Monthly Fishery Report
November was much the same as October in that it was unseasonably mild for the time of year, although colder weather moved in towards the end of the month. Most of the leaves have now been shed from the trees and the fishery can look a bit bare but it is still a beautiful and tranquil place to spend a day’s fishing. It is 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 fishery and generally have a big clear up to make sure it will all look its best once Sprig finally arrives. We’ve also planted around 1000 daffodil bulbs and all being well they will provide a beautiful scene Spring time.
As is usual at this time of year the fishing has been great. 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 4lb, with hundreds of fish caught through the month and many 5lb+ fish landed
Kevin and Peter had some good sport taking four fish each, with their bag consisting of Rainbows, Goldens, Tigers, Blues and a Brown, season rod Martin Hocking also had a mixed bag with a Blue, Tiger, Rainbow, Golden and Brown. Pat Mclaughlin had a day to remember when he landed a superb Golden Trout that was also tagged, which netted him £100. Chris Goodman got amongst the Golden Trout when he bagged three, Mr Chariton caught three including his first Tiger Trout, David Morton had his first golden Trout and Chris Bright landed his first Tiger. Tony Roll had a good session taking five fish – 3x rainbows, 1x Brown and 1x Sandy, regular Sam Parry also caught a Brown and Mr Hall landed 4 fish up to 7lb 8oz. Sal Hill had another good fish of 6lb 8oz as part of her bag, Bob Lewis had four with the highlights a 4lb Brown and a 9lb 8oz Rainbow, Mr Jasokinas also caught four with the biggest 11lb, Des Smith had the biggest of the month with a 12lb 10oz Rainbow from Alder on a hares ear and his 6 year old Grandson Jayden landed a 9lb 8oz Rainbow on a cats whisker from Alder. The end of November also saw us stock our first batch of Arctic Char and Malcolm Boyd and Alan Drewitt both managed to catch one each the day after they were stocked, well done guys!
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 please don’t forget to book up for our fantastic Fishing Competition/BBQ event on Saturday 2nd December, details are on our website and facebook page.
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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