ESTHWAITE WATER TROUT FISHERY REPORT – 16/5/13
Spring is finally in the air and would you believe it we are only a few weeks away from the longest day of the year. However this spring like weather has certainly got the fish up and moving. Fly hatches are abundant now with buzzer, olives, alders and damsels coming off the water in numbers.
All this activity and warming temperatures has seen some great catches over the last week or so.
Simon Rogers from Anglesey took 3 browns to 2lb+ on a Di-3 and sparkler combo’ fished from the boats. Jon Turner caught and released a fabulous Brown Trout on fly from Stockie Bay.It was estimated to weigh in the region of 12lb+.
Hawkshead Angling Club member Dave Telford from Bootle has been getting stuck in amongst the big ones with a 9lb 14oz and a 12lb 4oz brownie, both caught on spinner from the bank, next to the boathouse. This fish falls just a few ounces short of the fishery record. Two very nice fish and well done to Dave , he has been putting the time in off the ticket office banking lately. (see attached picture of the 12lb 4oz fish)
Also venue regular and H.A.C member Bob Swann from the North East fished a cats whisker on a Di-3 line from the boats to take a superb 6lb 8oz brownie. That’s a personal best for Bob, well done that man. Meanwhile David Broome from Herts fished from the boats and took a fine double figure specimen of 10lb 2oz, caught on a minkie and intermediate line.
With fish starting to move a lot more in the surface layers the over wintered fish are on the move and a few nice rainbows have been showing. Shaun Whitaker had a clonker weighing 11lb 4oz fishing from a boat around the weather buoys in the North basin, on a wooly bugger and sinking line combo’. (see attached photo)
Last weekend heat 3 of the Esthwaite Open Pairs 2013 took place. In second place John Parker and Clive Parry weighed in 2 fish for 2lb 9oz and in first place Esthwaite Peregrines Brian Shields and Jon Turner weighed in 3 fish for 13lb 7oz. Both pairs now qualify for the final in September. Heat 4 of this popular competition will take place on Saturday 8th June, please contact Dave or Alex on 015394 36541 to book your boat for the heat.
There are still places left for the discounted tuition day on Saturday 30th June and Saturday 13th July. Please contact the fishery to book your place. This 4 hour fly fishing tutorial costs just £10 and is a fantastic taster session for anyone who wishes to take up fly fishing. All the tackle is provided on the day. It starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm. Participants need to bring with them a current EA licence and a hat and a pair of sunglasses for protection.
David Coleman M.I.F.M