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Monthly Fishery Report

October 2017

On the whole October was an unseasonably mild month with only a couple of frosts to speak of, we had a drop of rain but as usual it was not enough and as I’m writing this (beginning of November) I have seen some Dragon and Damsel flies around the lakes and a few fish rising, not what you would expect! The fishing has been excellent though with many anglers continuing to tempt fish on dry daddy’s and sedge. The fish have been sitting high in the water and when they couldn’t be tempted on dry fly, emerger patterns fished in the top few inches often fooled them.

There have been hundreds of fish caught this month with numerous 3-5lb fish landed and a lot of big fish. The light levels were still good enough for anglers to stalk fish and this method accounted for the lion’s share of the larger fish that were caught! Big flies also proved very successful with fritz and humungous type patterns often singling out the larger specimens.

Some highlights of the last month are detailed below. Rory caught a 7b Rainbow, while Jim, Andrew and Nani all caught their first Tiger Trout, John Whyte landed a lovely 6lb+ Rainbow and Kerry Smith tempted a 4lb 8oz Brown. Tom Humby landed a 6lb+ Rainbow, Mr J Leach and Mr T David caught their first Tiger and Jim Eames landed his first Golden Trout and Neil caught 6 fish to over 7lb.

Big Fish

Mr Lefeaux 9lb 2oz Rainbow
Sally 9lb Rainbow and also caught two tagged fish netting her £200
Thomas Duffy 9lb Rainbow
Stuart 8lb Rainbow
Jim 8lb Rainbow
Alan Drewitt 7lb 10oz, 8lb 4oz, 9lb 7oz and 9lb 10oz – all Rainbows and caught on a black and silver humungous.
Luke Edwards 10lb 4oz Rainbow – first visit to fishery
Les Barker 10lb 8oz Rainbow
David Phillips 8lb & 10lb 8oz Rainbows – caught on consecutive casts on Spring Lake with a Black Fritz
Ronald 11lb Rainbow
David 9lb 4oz and 11lb 3oz Rainbows
Mr S. Rees 11lb 8oz Rainbow
Edward King 10lb 8oz Rainbow
Pete Willingham 10lb Rainbow
Vintcent Webb 11lb 12oz Rainbow
Adrian Forrest 12lb 4oz Rainbow
Kieron Woodside 10lb & 12lb 8oz Rainbow
Mike Holloway 12lb 8oz Rainbow

We also had the John Lewis Fly Fishing Club visit us and in total they caught 80 fish, with five of those over 10lb with the biggest weighing in at 14lb 3oz and fell to the rod of Neil Mundy!
Some fantastic fish have been caught I’m sure you would all agree? The fish are really starting to favour bigger and/or brighter lures with cats whiskers, appetisers, fritz, blobs and humungous all doing particularly well but lots of fish are still getting caught daddy’s (sunk and dry), sedge and blue flash damsels. When the fish have been trickier to tempt ad shying away from lures, smaller bugs and buzzers have done well, especially ‘when all else fails’.

That’s all for this month but keep an eye on our facebook page for up to date catches and information about the Fishery.

Simeon Osborn
Fishery Manager

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