ESTHWAITE WATER TROUT FISHERY REPORT – 21/6/11
An algal bloom has provided some tough conditions lately, especially for the fly anglers. Worm fishing is by far the best method at present and spinning tactics are also producing the fish. The fish have been gorging themselves on daphnia and have been tricky to locate. Fishing deep with cats whiskers and blobs have been the most productive method, however some days, intermediates and slow sinkers have been finding the fish. Best areas at present include the weather buoy and grubhole in the North basin. Meanwhile Strickland bay and the cages fishing best in the South basin, especially in front of the ticket office! Top of the water fishing has been restricted to either end of the day. Hatches of buzzer and sedges have been good, but you really need to be out very early or late to experience any sort of surface feeding.
Season ticket holder Richard Maddox has taken 14 fish in 3 visits from the boats. Richard took a combination of Rainbow’s and Brown’s to 4lb+ on cats whiskers and sinking line tactics. [ see attached picture ]
Also season rod John Gardner took 2 Brown’s and a Rainbow on cats whiskers and
’s from the boats! Meanwhile Bill Hethrington took 3 fish to 3lb + on the fly from the weather buoy. montana
Worm anglers are experiencing the best sport at present with Greg Parkinson from
taking 7 cracking fish to 4lb+ . Greg and his party of lads took all there fish from the boats on float fished worm! Manchester
Visiting anglers John Ellwood and Andy Franklin from
Blackpool fished from the boats and took 4 rainbow’s to 4lb 2oz, again on the worm!
Star of the show this week however was young Lois Richardson , aged 5 from
who took his first fish ever in the form of a 3lb rainbow from the ticket office banking on float fished worm. The youngster was over the moon and has persuaded his granddad to bring him again this weekend. Well done Lois, a cracker for your first fish! [ see attached picture ]. Dalton
Heat 5 of the Masterline Walker and Pure Fishing sponsored Open Pairs competition was contested last weekend. In second place Peter Moore and Paul Wyatt weighed in 1 rainbow for 2lb and in first place John Henshall and Mike Laycock weighed in 1 rainbow for 2lb 6oz. Both pairs now go through to the final to be held on the 25th September. Heat 6 will be held on Saturday 9th July, anyone wishing to fish the last heat should contact the ticket office on 015394 36541. Full details will be sent out with entry forms!
There are places left on the discounted tuition day on Sunday 10th July. Anyone interested should contact the ticket office to book your place. The price is £10 for each participant.
There are still a couple of places left in Hawkshead Angling Club, which now has NO geographical boundaries. The club is restricted to 100 members, so be quick to telephone the secretary Emma Macintosh on 015394 36116 or email email@example.com. If you would like to join but not until 2012, let her know and you will be put on the waiting list and contacted in the new year!
David Coleman M.I.F.M