Last week was another strong week for visiting anglers with so many flies hatching off the lake. It was hard to decide what fly to tie on! This led to lots of surface activity with plenty of free-rising fish throughout the days and into the evenings. It could well be that, after such an early start this year, the mayfly are past their peak already, but lots of buzzer activity (and now damsels) has certainly taken up the slack.
Long line nymphing and static buzzers have been great methods, along with shuttlecock buzzers and mayfly dries for those willing to persevere. The water temperatures have remained steady in the mid-teens and have had no adverse effect on the sport, so let’s hope it continues for as long as possible.
We’d like to share a reminder that the shop will be open this Thursday and Friday from 10am-4pm with the fishery being open from 10-dusk each day. If you want to fish on into the evening, please make sure that you purchase your tickets before the store closes.
Another little request to our anglers that are keen to get in early: Please don’t block the gates in the morning. The quicker our staff can get in, the quicker you can get fishing!
We look forward to seeing you this bank holiday weekend!