ESTHWAITE WATER TROUT FISHERY REPORT – 29TH August
The weather is now cooling down nicely, Atlantic fronts are starting to push in from the west, the water temperatures are beginning to cool and there is an overall improvement in fishing conditions, bringing a slight autumnal feel to things in general. Excellent news for the trout fishing as the fish venture back to the surface after spending weeks daphnia feeding down at depths of 20 feet or more. Fantastic news and prospects for the forthcoming weeks look excellent too. Expect the fish to start hammering the fry and watch out for the evening rise as fish surface feed with gusto on daddies, buzzer and emerging sedge!
Season ticket angler Joe Reynolds from Barrow took a nice brace of brownies from the boats, one on fly and the other on spinner. Meanwhile bank fisherman Mike Johnson from Co Durham also had a stunning brace of browns on damsels. One fish weighed 2lb 8oz and the other a little over 3lb. Nice grown on fish in immaculate condition! John Jones from North Wales also had a cracking session taking 4 browns to 3lb on minkies fished deep on a Di-5 line combo from the boats in the North basin.
Although the fish are starting to edge closer to the surface again, and fly fishing tactics are starting to improve the any method anglers have been having some great sport fishing worm at depth. Indeed George Swift from Devon landed 3 browns to 2lb from the boats. Harry Peterson from Harrogate also landed 3 browns to 2lb+ fishing similar tactics. The boathouse stretch on the Eastern banking is also fishing well. Zak Barry from Co Durham took 4 browns in 2 hours on legered worm.
With the school holidays still in full swing , the kids are doing well, especially from the boats. Peter Tykhin aged 14 from Russia landed a brown and rainbow brace with his parents fishing worm deep ! Also Mathew Jones aged 10 from Warrington landed a nice brace of browns, again fishing the same tactics!
The fishery received another stocking of 500+ fish again last week and over the last few stockings, there have been some very nice fish stocked indeed, including 3 Brown Trout that weighed over 19 kilos that are still uncaught.I will let you do the maths, but needless to say if you fancy latching into a personal best brownie then this is the place to be over the next few weeks. Keep up to date with all the very latest on Facebook and Twitter. If you want to fish from a boat, please contact Dave or Alex to make your booking – 015394 36541.
David Coleman M.I.F.M