Catch Returns

Week ending 8th October 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
5 196 0 201

Average Weight: 3lb 5 oz
Best Fish: 9lb 7oz - Mr Steve Tombs
Rod Average: 5.2

Notes

It’s floating fry time and the fishing has been incredibly exciting with the rainbows and browns crashing into the perch fry in the margins.  Long casts are not essential as many fish are hooked in the margins, just look for the crashing rises!  Floating fry patterns are important but Cats Whiskers and Zonkers have also … Continue reading Week ending 8th October 2017 »

Week ending 1st October 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 190 0 193

Average Weight: 2lb 15oz
Best Fish: 9lb 5oz Rainbow - Dave Gibson
Rod Average: 6.5

Notes

The fishing is superb with some record bags being caught, especially by those fishing from the boats.  If you would like a boat it would be advisable to book by calling the store on 01189 303 860 as they are very popular!  The daddy hatch continues to provide incredible sport with daddies fished on the … Continue reading Week ending 1st October 2017 »

Week ending 24th September 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
6 181 0 187

Average Weight: 3lb 2oz
Best Fish: 8lb 1oz Rainbow - Bill Easterbrook
Rod Average: 4.7

Notes

The water temperature has been dropping nicely and the fish have really switched on to the huge numbers of daddies that are being blown onto the water!  This has without doubt been the best daddy hatch we have had here in years and it is reflected in the improved catch returns.

Week ending 17th September 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 97 6 107

Average Weight: 3lb 5 oz
Best Fish: 8lb 2oz Rainbow
Rod Average: 3.65

Notes

The cooler day and night time temps have been working wonders on the fishing with the lake now down to a far more healthy and comfortable 15 degrees. We are hopeful that they will continue to drop with the coming week’s forecast looking much cooler. The fish have really switched back on and the week’s … Continue reading Week ending 17th September 2017 »

Week ending 10th September 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
1 49 4 54

Average Weight: 3lb 4oz
Best Fish: 7lb 8oz Rainbow A Tyson
Rod Average: 2.4

Notes

Some much needed rain has helped the temps to drop a little further and the latest stocking has settles in well and are feeding. plenty of surface activity has seen those anglers fishing dry do well. As with last week and as ever keeping on the move has been the key, if you have no … Continue reading Week ending 10th September 2017 »

Week ending 3rd September 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 42 3 47

Average Weight: 3lb 2oz
Best Fish: 5lb 12oz
Rod Average: 2.3

Notes

The weather has started to cool a little and the lake is cooling with it, fish have been on the move far more and are starting to feed. Activity has been close to the surface with fish rising to caddis, one or two daddy’s and plenty of buzzers. Best bag has been 6 fish but … Continue reading Week ending 3rd September 2017 »

Week ending 27th August 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 69 0 72

Average Weight: 3lb 5oz
Best Fish: Alan Wingate - 8lb 1oz rainbow
Rod Average: 2.5

Notes

Challenging fishing conditions remain with the return of the warmer weather, but those persevering with small flies are rewarded with some cracking rainbows!  Alan Wingate caught a lovely 8lb 1 oz rainbow on a static black buzzer fished near the aerators.  With rain forecast next week fishing is set to improve.

Week ending 20th August 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 78 0 80

Average Weight: 2lb 14oz
Best Fish: Steve Tombs - 7lb 4oz
Rod Average: 2.2

Notes

Fishing small nymphs almost static and dries either on the surface or just in the surface film are the most effective methods of catching at the moment in relatively challenging conditions.  As usual the boats are providing the best sport giving those people better access to the aerators and deeper cooler water.

Week ending 13th August 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
4 73 0 77

Average Weight: 2lb 9oz
Best Fish: 4lb 5oz
Rod Average: 2.3

Notes

Anglers at Hayward’s Farm faced challenging conditions this week with small imitative patterns being most effective fished on floating lines.  Buzzers fished in the ripple or under small indicators being very effective.  Boat anglers are seeing the best sport with access to the deeper cooler water.

Week ending 6th August 2017

Brown Rainbow Other Total
0 96 0 96

Average Weight: 3.2lb
Best Fish: 5lb Rainbow - Adam Smith
Rod Average: 2.5

Notes

More rain!  However the water temperature is dropping nicely and the fishing is getting better and better with some good catches as a result.  Damsel, black buzzers, shuttlecock buzzers, Diawl Bachs and klinkhammers have all taken fish this week.  With more rain forecast in the near future the quality of the fishing will continue to … Continue reading Week ending 6th August 2017 »