The weeks weather started not so well, however ended being much warmer with lighter winds, and the fish sure responded ! Mr C Mclachlan was with us on a 3 day package and everyday he landed in excess of 20 fish on his own. The majority of his fish came to buzzers, though on Sunday he took a bag full on dries ! Jude Tuff is becoming a regular face on the bank, and there is no wander as she too has landed lots of fish on every visit.
The bank, despite a 2-3 day lull, has sprung back into action again with bag limits coming off everywhere again. Buzzers are now in full swing, with fish feeding hard on them in most areas. Toft Shallows has produced some excellent buzzer fishing just recently as this warmer weather has bought the buzzers out in there thousands.
Boats too have got in on the feast, though fishing close to the margins has been critical ! Rainbow Corner has produced well for the boats of late, though Toft Shallows has been the more favourable place to be.The Tower bank is continuing to produce the better fish from the boats. Mr M Woodhouse recorded and returned a cracking 7lb 11oz brown, the biggest recorded for the week.
Floating lines have been best from the bank, though intermediates have still taken a lot of fish. The boats have done well on a more varied array of lines, from the di-7 to floating lines and nymphs.
The best flies have been the Blue Flash Damsel, hot head damsels, orange blobs, small boobies and owl buzzers from the Flash Attack range of flies stocked in the shop.
July 13th Rio Boat Pairs Match –now in its 4th year. Friendly match and atmosphere. Excellent prizes, and to 10th place ! To book please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018. £25 entry pp plus fishing fees.
Number of rods for the week 176
Number of fish taken 343
Number of fish released 833
Rod Average 6.6
Craig Bar www.flashattackflies.com