Report for week ending 8th October 2017
Rod average  5.03
Best fish 3lb  rainow trout
Caught by Mr. Alan Smith
From a boat on the South Lake
Fly used size 14 claret hopper
Best Dry Flies claret, orange or red hopper ; claret or red Shipman’s sugar lump ; small Daddy Long Legs ; fiery brown, red or orange Shipman’s buzzers
Best Wet Flies/Nymphs claret or red emerger ; teal, blue & silver ; black pennell ; pearly Diawl Bach
Best Lures fry patterns ; Cat’s Whisker ; orange taddy

Summary Report

Excellent fortnight of sport…

With optimum water temperatures and excellent water clarity the fishing over the last two weeks has been exceptional.

Bank fishing is contiunually improving and the boats have recorded many creditable bags to a combination of dry fly tactics and small fry imitations. The cooler temperatures of late have started to focus the trout’s attention  to feeding on the numerous coarse fish fry, both in the margins and across the middle of the reservoir.

The prospects continue to look incredibly good for the coming weeks.

Perch and pike fishing is now taking place on specific dates in October and November and therefore it is advisable to book boats for trout fishing in advance. For any anglers wishing to take part in perch or pike fishing there may be a very limited number of places still available – please contact John Davey directly on 07766 880718.


The rod average is 5.03