The weather this week has remained changeable, as has the fishing. On the less windier days the fishing has been good, yet on the more windier and cooler days the fishing has slowed. The reservoir is now filling up nicely with all the recent rain, and this too will have an effect on the fishing with an almost overnight water temperature change.
Boat angler s have done well predominantly on di-3 and di-5 lines, yet on the less windier days, and there hasn’t been many of late, buzzers have produced some excellent catches. Keith Harding from Birmingham took over 17 fish from a boat using Fab Blobs, whereas Mike Smith from Oxford took his 8 fish limit on buzzers.
The bank fishing has the been generally good this last week, with buzzers taking the majority of fish. Mr Dawson braved Tuesday blustery weather to land 10 fish, including rainbows of 4lb12oz, 4lb 8oz and 3lb 12oz, all overwintered fish, all on black buzzers fished from the bank at Rainbow Corner!
The latest stocking of fish up to 4lb have also started to show 13 year old Tom Gamble and his dad found out with 8 fish, the biggest weighing 4lb 8oz, and the bag weight totalling 26lb.
The best bank areas have been Rainbow Corner, The Henbrough Dam, Dunns Bay and Toft Shallows. The best boat areas have been, Rainbow Corner, the lodge frontage, Lincroft Point, Farnborough Spit and Toft Shallows(down the middle).
Total Rods 147 Total Fish Caught 322 Fish released 379 Rod average 4.7.
Boats start 8.30am and now off the water at 8pm
Bank fishing starts at 7.30am and finished at 8.30
Everyone to be off the site by 8.45pm
Bank anglers can drive around the reservoir, but is limited to 30 cars at any one time, we therefore recommend visiting bank anglers call the lodge & book one of the 30 available bank anglers car pass.
To Book a boat of bank fishing permit please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018.
Rio Pairs match – Sunday 1st of July (Fantastic Prizes). For full details call Craig Barr on 01788812018.