Although a little chilly, it was a lovely morning on Thursday with a soft breeze and high based cloud. The Farborough Dam was very busy early on with anglers, and rods could be seen bending from just outside the harbour. Indeed the area just in front of the pontoon and down the wall seemed to be about the hottest spot on the reservoir, as we watched anglers catching some good fish throughout the day. The bank fishing was a bit quiet with only 1’s and 2’s caught here and there, sparse pickings perhaps because of the bright conditions. Out on the boats however anything from an intermediate line to a DI5 with lures was producing some great returns. Draycote stalwart Ed Douglas had a dozen to the boat on a fast glass line with snakes, boobies and shrimp patterns fished along the edge of the Western Wall. Ian Richardson and Bob Smith had 19 fish to the boat and commented on a cracking day. They were using small snakes fished on a DI3 line along the Farborough Dam and around M buoy near the Hensborough Bank. West Midlands Police were out on the water today with 10 anglers. Obviously good communication was key to their day as between them they caught a total of 30 fish, giving them a rod average of 3 for the group.