Catch Returns

Week ending 1st April 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
6 137 12 155

Average Weight: 3lb 12oz
Best Fish: 11lb Rainbow S. Bedwell
Rod Average: 4.3

Notes

Some great bags this week with several to high singles and low doubles. The fish have been going potty on the surface for hatching buzzers and have really locked onto the larger specimens starting to come off. Black and dark brown buzzers close to a size 12 have appeared, despite the rain the hatches have … Continue reading Week ending 1st April 2018 »

Week ending 25th March 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
5 79 12 96

Average Weight: 3lb 5 oz
Best Fish: Rainbow 9lb Brown 7lb 8oz
Rod Average: 3.1

Notes

More rain again this week and once again the lake is up another few inches and the fish are seemingly very hungry and feeding hard. Buzzers still taking top honours this week but the usual suspects taking the rest. Fish are still high in the water and floating lines or midge tips have been the … Continue reading Week ending 25th March 2018 »

Week ending 18th March 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
6 112 9 127

Average Weight: 3lb 9oz
Best Fish: Rainbow 10lb
Rod Average: 3.5

Notes

Mixed weather hasn’t helped but those that have ventured out have done well. Buzzers are now hatching of but are only small, size 16 but fish have been quick to come to the surface even in the rain. Static buzzers under an indicator or fished duo have accounted for the bulk of the fish but … Continue reading Week ending 18th March 2018 »

Week ending 11th March 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
3 141 8 152

Average Weight: 3lb 1oz
Best Fish: 9lb Rainbow - Simon Mann
Rod Average: 3.8

Notes

Regular rod Simon Mann has had a successful week here, not only catching a 9lb rainbow on Monday but then followed it up with catching an orange tagged fish which entitled him to a complimentary days fishing!  Simon returned again yesterday afternoon and managed to catch another 8 rainbows on a snake fly!  Buzzers, blood … Continue reading Week ending 11th March 2018 »

Week ending 4th March 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 74 8 84

Average Weight: 3lb 3oz
Best Fish: 8lb 6oz Blue Trout - David Gibson
Rod Average: 3

Notes

This week has been freezing cold with half the lake freezing  over towards the end of the week, then with the addition of snow it has made fishing challenging and only the hardiest anglers came out and fished.  We kept the aerators on 24 hours a day in order to prevent the lake freezing over … Continue reading Week ending 4th March 2018 »

Week ending 25th February 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 134 9 145

Average Weight: 3lb 5 oz
Best Fish: 7lb 1oz - James Koltan
Rod Average: 4.4

Notes

It has been a cold week but the fish have still been found in the top few feet of water with hares ears and buzzers being successful fished on floating lines, often under indicator.  Other anglers have had good results with intermediate lines fishing with Cats Whiskers, Montana’s and Blobs.  Whatever your chosen method it … Continue reading Week ending 25th February 2018 »

Week ending 18th February 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
2 159 11 172

Average Weight: 3lb 4oz
Best Fish: 10lb Rainbow - Martin Thumbwood
Rod Average: 6.2

Notes

It has been a very variable week!  During the early part of the week fishing was sensational with young regular rod Alexander Jaffery landing 42 trout in one day on a damsel with some amazing blue trout in the bag too!  To top off his amazing day he also managed to catch 2 orange tagged … Continue reading Week ending 18th February 2018 »

Week ending 11th February

Brown Rainbow Other Total
7 153 9 169

Average Weight: 3lb
Best Fish: 8lb 14oz Rainbow - James Koltan
Rod Average: 3.9

Notes

Cats whiskers, boobies and damsels have been taking most of the fish on Haywards Farm this week with those fishing an intermediate having the best success.  Congratulations goes to James Koltan who landed his personal best, a cracking fully finned 8lb 14oz rainbow trout taken on a concrete bowl.  The yellow tagged fish is still … Continue reading Week ending 11th February »

Week ending 4th February 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
7 147 15 169

Average Weight: 3lb 3oz
Best Fish: 10lb Rainbow - Simon Mann
Rod Average: 3.8

Notes

Another great week of fishing with most anglers having a lot of success. Best bags have come to naturals but lures have still had some success, fish are feeding hard on buzzers and nymphs and even been seen taking dries off the top. Floating lines have still been the order of the day with more … Continue reading Week ending 4th February 2018 »

Week ending 28th January 2018

Brown Rainbow Other Total
8 152 15 175

Average Weight: 3lb
Best Fish: 8lb 3oz Rainbow - Rodney Horner
Rod Average: 6

Notes

The fishery continues to shine despite some up and down weather. Nymphs have been doing the most damage with bags of up to 22 fish being taken on buzzer and damsels. Floating lines have been best with fish very active in the top 2-4 feet of the water. Anglers that keep on the move have … Continue reading Week ending 28th January 2018 »