Thursday, 19 September 2013

With summer now giving way to autumn, the water temperatures are cooling nicely and the trout have been back in the top ten feet of water and are now accessible to all methods. For weeks on end during the heat wave the fish disappeared into the depths and were residing just above the thermocline feeding exclusively on daphnia and making life hard for anyone employing fly or spinning tactics. Now however the fish are very active up near the surface and when they are not sipping emerging sedge and buzzers, they are feeding hard on the fry. All in all good news for trout fisherman, expect some bumper sport over the forthcoming weeks!
There have been a number of anglers enjoying the improving conditions, catching fish on all methods and from both the bank and the boat. Indeed Hawkshead Angling Club member Bob Swann took 3 nice Brown Trout fishing a Di-3 line in conjunction with his new orange dabbler patterns. Bob fished the weather buoy area of the lake from the boats. Meanwhile Richard Jones from Preston took his limit bag of 4 fish on fry patterns from the banking up at swimming pool in the north basin.
Any method anglers have also been getting some good action. Indeed visiting angler Kevin Cooper from Canada latched into 4 nice brownies from the boats on float fished worm and John Grimshaw from St Helens took 5 brownies while fishing similar tactics from the boathouse banking.
Season ticket angler Joe Reynolds took to the boats and landed 3 nice fish on spinner, all between 1lb 8oz and 2lb. Meanwhile also employing spinning tactics Glynn Evans from Blackpool took a fully finned over wintered rainbow of 6lb 4oz (see attached picture).
Don’t forget we are now open for Pike fishing with lures and fly and 1st October see’s our predator season kick off properly with all methods allowed including deadbaits, lures and flies. We anticipate being busy during the first week of the new season, so please don’t forget to book your boat in advance by telephoning Dave or Alex on 015394 36541.
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Best Regards
David Coleman M.I.F.M