It finally looks like the extreme heat of late is behind us. The fishing over the past few days has improved remarkably with the rod catches averaging over 4. Recent weeks has seen our water clouded with a mild form of algae, however for the past 4 days the water has returned to being crystal clear, with visibility up to 30’ in several areas of the lake. This all round visibility should set the lake up for some cracking sport over the forthcoming weeks.
Rod Wilson landed 27 fish to the boat, fishing along the Draycote bank dam wall (next to the tower)using a rudder. Neil Bridges also landed 12 fish on the same day on a floating line and nymphs.
Nigel Bull landed the best recorded fish of the week, a 7lb 11oz rainbow, taken on a pheasant tail, fished on a floating line.
The best areas have been the aerators, Rainbow Corner, Tower bank, Farborough dam wall, and the Cornfields. This year’s fry have appeared in there thousands along all dam walls around the lake and one or two fish have latched onto them already.
The best flies have been damsels, Pitsford Pea, black buzzers, diawl bachs, small boobies, and blobs.
Best lines – floating lines, midge tip, di-3 or di-5 lines.
SATURDAY 10TH AUG – £1000 CASH BOAT PAIRS MATCH. FLOATING LINE ONLY – ANY SIZED FLY. ENTRY £25PP + FISHING FEES – SPACE LEFT !! Fish with your chosen partner.
NUMBER OF RODS 140
NUMBER OF FISH TAKEN 220
NUMBER OF FISH RETURNED 259
ROD AVERAGE 3.4
For further information please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018
Craig Barr – www.flashattackflies.com