ESTHWAITE WATER TROUT FISHERY REPORT – 18/5/11
The recent fishing on Esthwaite has been a bit tricky over the last few days with cold air temperatures and heavy rain putting the fish down, however before the unsettled weather arrived the fishing, especially top of the water fishing was out of this world. We have experienced excellent hatches of buzzers, olives, damsels, sedges and alders. With falls of daddies and hawthorns thrown in to the equation, providing a myriad of fly life and the conundrum as to which fly to choose. When conditions have been right the top of the water and dry fly fishing have been absolutely fantastic.
Two anglers that really had a day to remember on the dries were Mike Laycock and Bob Swann who fished from the boats and took 30+ fish to 4lb + on a variety of methods, however the bulk of their haul were taken on dries such as daddies, hoppers, cdc’s and buzzers. [ see attached picture of Mike Laycock with an over wintered fish of 4lb 1oz ].
Ernie Craster and Kevin Henderson from
also had a great day from the boats landing 15 fish to 3lb+ on floating and intermediate lines and blob combinations. Stockton
Venue regular and season ticket holder Jim Miller took 34 brown’s and rainbows to 3lb+ in two visits,on cats hisker, diawl bachs and damsels. All Jim’s fish were taken from the boats! Also another season ticket angler that has been getting in on the action was Bill Mckenna who also boat fished and had 10 fish to 2lb+. Bill’s fish were all taken on a variety of lures from the boats.
Hawkshead Angling Club member Sean Whitaker fished for 4 days from the boats to take 31 fish on a variety of flies, including cats whiskers, hares ears and diawl bachs.
Meanwhile Peter Lang took 10 browns and rainbows to 3lb+ on worm and spinning tactics from the banking opposite the ticket office!
The 2011 Esthwaite Water Tackle Shop Challenge took place last week and the competition was won by Dave Hunt and Scott Graham from Northwest Angling Centre who weighed in a brace of rainbows for 3lb 8oz. Well done lads!
Also heat 3 of the Esthwaite Water 2011 Open Pairs competition was won by Jim Tuck and Graeme Bell who weighed in under tough conditions, two rainbows for 3lb 9oz. Also qualifying for the final in September were John Henderson and Tom Nelson weighing in 1 rainbow for 1lb 50z. Well done to both of these pairs who prevailed on the day and despite the hard fishing conditions.
We still have places left on our discounted tuition days. The June 4th day is now fully booked, however we still have places left for the 12th June, 25th June and the 19th July. Please ring 015394 36541 for further details.
Also Hawkshead Angling Club still have a few places left for the 2011 season. This club is affiliated with Esthwaite Water and membership is restricted to 100 adult members and unlimited on the juniors. There is now NO geographical boundary, so anyone can join. The cost is £135 for adults and £31 for juniors. For further details contact the secretary Emma Macintosh on 015394 36116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Coleman M.I.F.M