This Week has seen a change in fortunes for most as the fish are now frequently both in the surface and rising. The week’s warmer weather ahead should now see things really coming to life as the water finally gets a chance to warm up.
The banks have slowed a little this week as the fish respond to the slight increase in water temperature, and moved into deeper water. Saying that some good catches are still happening. Mick Cronin landed and returned 6 fish in an afternoon session, the biggest being 3lb. Lorenzo Serrano had a field day off the bank, landing in excess 30 trout, the biggest weighing 6lb 10 !! The majority of his fish fell to a selection of damsel variations fished on a floating line.
The boats have had the slight advantage this week with some superb catches being recorded. Neal Hume recorded 14 fish including a 6lb rainbow. R March and M Sargeant landed 31 fish to their boat. Jim Brown and his colleagues visited us from Scotland on our popular 3 day packages – they had rod averages of 16 per boat for the 3 days, with some real belters amongst them !!
Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, Crunchers have been the best performing flies across this week, however on two separate occasions I have taken fish on a size 14 yellow owl dry fly, as fish at times have been cruising the surface. Sinking lines are still having their day, and at times are still out fishing the more traditional approach.
Toft shallows, the lodge dam wall, and Rainbow Corner have been very productive areas for the boats, whereas the Tower Bank and Toft Shallows have been the better areas for the bank anglers.
July 13th – RIO PAIRS BOAT MATCH. WIN £1000 WORTH OF TACKLE. ENTRY £25PP + FISHING FEES –FISHED TO INTERNATIONAL RULES. FLOATING LINE ONLY. MATCH STARTS 10AM
JULY 27-28TH LEXUS INDIVIDUAL HEAT.
AUGUST 10TH – BOAT PAIRS MATCH TO WIN £1000 CASH.-FLOATING LINE ONLY, ANY SIZED FLY. THE HEAVIEST PAIRS COMBINED WEIGHT WINS £1000 CASH !! MATCH STARTS 10AM
OCTOBER 13TH -2ND £1000 BOAT PAIRS MATCH – RESERVOIR RULES.
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NUMBER OF RODS THIS WEEK 293
NUMBER OF FISH CAUGHT 524
NUMBER OF FISH KILLED 832
ROD AVERAGE 4.6
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Craig Barr www.flashattackflies.com