Tel: 01788 812018
Yet again we have experienced more unseasonal weather for the month of June. Despite this, the reservoir has still on average performed very well. Mr B Parry and P wood recorded 18 fish between them with the biggest weighing 6lb, all taken on Diawl Bachs . Mr J Dempsey landed 8 fish for 24lb, Keith Harding took 7 fish on dries, the best a 5lb rainbow. Ron Wilson weighed the best bag for the week, 8 fish for 31lb. All were taken fishing with a rudder drifting past the Farborough Spit.
The fish are now very much near the surface and are feeding well on the surface on the calmer evenings. 3 staff members went out for a couple of hours in the week and landed 12 fish between them, many on dries. Most of the fish were over 3lb, with the best weighing 4.8lb. All fish were bars of silver!
The bank is also fishing well. Fraser Duffy visited for the last four hours and caught 7 fish from Rainbow Corner on buzzers, whilst Lee Pattern came for a days fishing on Sunday and landed over 15 fish from various points around the lake. Lee was fishing a floating line with a Fab blob on the point and 3 size 12 Diawl Bachs behind it.
The water clarity is good, and the water levels continues to rise. Sedge hatches are now frequent in the evenings and the fish are responding well to them. Fish are now seen all over the lake on calmer days with many feeding on the heavy blooms of Daphia apparent in the water. The rising fish are responding well to dries, hoppers, CDC’S and bits, however reports of very exciting fishing are frequent with anglers pulling boobies or foam arsed blobs across the surface, causing the fish to bow wave after them! Early fully finned stock fish are now appearing in big numbers, giving strong fights once hooked, with many people still getting snapped off as they struggle to hold on!
This coming Sunday sees the RIO CHALLENGE boat pairs competition, fished to International rules (you will fish with your chosen partner) With the lake in rich form it promises to be a good competition. If you fancy a go at winning £1000 worth of Rio/Redington tackle there are 2 boats still available!! To book please call Craig Barr on 01788 812018. Prizes will run to 10th place.
Vehicle access to the pontoon is available first thing in the morning and after 5pm in the evenings to load and unload your cars before and after a days fishing. Access is also available around the lake perimeter for anglers only, however is restricted to 30 cars. A vehicle pass is required if fishing from the bank so please call the fishing lodge before your trip to secure one of the 30 allocated tickets.
Total number of rods 208 Fish Killed 337 Fish Returned 503 Rod average 4.
Up and coming events-
– Lexus Individual Heat Friday 10th August – Entry can be made via the fishing lodge or enter on line at www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk
– Draycote £1000 Open Boat Pairs Competition (fishery rules) Sunday August the 19th and Sunday October the 14th. To enter call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018 (entry fee £25 + daily fishing costs)