FISHERY REPORT AT 14TH OCTOBER 2019
Well since 24th September just over 1000 Rainbows averaging just over 2lbs in weight have been stocked with a further 350 approximately planned for next week. However catches still are not quite reflecting stocks in lake probably due to the water still carrying a bit of brown algal bloom. Temperature is now fine at 12 degrees and dissolved oxygen levels well within acceptable paremeters. Hopefully the cooler nights forecast should continue to help the water to clear which inevitably will improve the fishing. The fish are moving around in small shoals and those anglers who have managed to locate a shoal have enjoyed some good sport with others who are away from the shoal have struggled. Pattern has not been as important as location and most fish are being caught in the top foot or two of water so they are not deep. Floating lines with hares ear; black buzzer; black hoppers; dry and goldhead daddies; small minkies and damsels have all taken their share of fish with the north bank in the gravels area and the west bank currently being the most productive and popular.
Last Sunday saw the Frank Wright Memorial pairs match with 13 teams battling it out for the coveted Shield. Well done to Jack Butcher and Paddy Garrett who caught 5 trout totalling 10lb 6 oz to take top spot. Second with 3 fish for 7lb 3 oz was John Mack and David Chalkley. Third with 3 fish was Sam Mallett and Kevin Kingston- Miles with 6lb 14 oz. Top rod on the day was Sam Mallett with 3 fish for 6lb 14 oz and heaviest was 2lb 14 oz taken by Luis de Souza. Well done to all you winners. Despite the inclement weather everyone seemed to enjoy themselves with super refreshments provided by Andrew ably assisted in the kitchen by Joan and Pat. Many thanks to all of you competitors who attended the match and supported the raffle so well.
Fishery Position at 3rd October 2019 – well water temperatures continue to come down (15.5C) on Tuesday last; Dissolved Oxygen levels are fine and 730 trout averaging 2.2 lbs have gone in since 24th September to date. The clarity of water is also getting much better and catches are continuing to improve albeit slowly whilst a bit of colour is present. Fish being taken have been on a mixture of patterns with pheasant tails; damsels and orange daddies proving successful. Floating lines have proved most popular and popular spots have been either side of the club hut; the outlet; the point on the south bank and the middle of the west bank. I also believe a fish or two has been taken from the gravels on the north bank. A minimum two further stockings will take place between now and end of October and this, together with the head of resident fish in the Lake, should give us all ‘something to go at’ – let’s hope so anyway.