ESTHWAITE WATER TROUT FISHERY REPORT – 16/8/11
The excellent fishing continues here at Esthwaite, despite some unsettled weather over the last week or so. Fish can still be found deep in the water column, however better numbers of fish have been taken closer to the surface. First thing in the morning and last thing at night has seen good surface presence as the trout take full advantage of hatching damsels, buzzers and sedges. Fry feeding is also in full swing and seems to be frenetic when the fish are gorging on the huge shoals, which are now packing themselves into the shallow bays! Once again some truly superb bags, have been reported over the last couple of weeks.
Hawkshead Angling club member Shaun Hunter had a day to remember. Fishing from the boats Shaun took 16 Rainbows to 3lb+ on worm fished at 15 feet deep. Also fishing similar tactics John Gardner has taken 25 rainbows and browns over 2 visits. John’s best fish is a 4lb rainbow.
Season ticket angler Bill Hethrington from Barrow had a good day on the spinner, taking 6 rainbows to 3lb+, from the boats!
Dave Wragg, from
took a 3lb 8oz rainbow, plus 11 others, on worm from the boats. [ see attached picture ]. Derby
Kristian Mead, Tim Smith and Adam Dlugoszewski from Northamptonshire all fished worm, deep from the boats and landed 6 rainbows to 2lb 8oz. [ see attached picture ].
Meanwhile John Price from
Essex fished fly and took 5 rainbows and 2 browns on fast sinking line and lure combo’s from the boats. John tempted his catch on boobies and nymphs fished washing line style!
Kaleb Patterson, aged 12 from
Bolton fished with his dad from the boats and took 2 rainbows on float fished worm.
Best areas include the weather buoy, right up to swimming pool in the North basin. Meanwhile the cages and strickland bay are the best areas in the South basin, with the ticket office frontage also producing good numbers of fish. Best bank areas continue to be the point opposite the ticket office and the boathouse stretch on the eastern bank.
If anyone wants to join Hawkshead Angling Club, for the 2012 season which has now got NO geographical boundaries for eligibility, please contact the club secretary Emma Macintosh on 015394 36116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership is £135 for adults or £31 for juniors and members qualify for a 60% discounts on the boats.
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David Coleman M.I.F.M