Friday, 23 May 2014


There’s plenty of activity from the fish now. The water temperatures are perfect, there are clouds of buzzer, olives and alders coming off the water and fish are free rising, especially in the evenings or on overcast days when conditions are spot on.
One angler that took advantage of the conditions was Steve Jones from Essex who presented cdc buzzers on a floating line from the boats and landed 5 nice browns to 2lb+. Also fishing imitative patterns was John Shaw from Carlisle. He fished a damsel on an intermediate line and landed his limit of 4 brown’s from the banking opposite the ticket office.
Any method anglers have been successful too of late. Peter Taylor from Oxford landed 8 brownies on spinner from the swimming pool banking. Meanwhile Steve Collins from Burnley also landed 8 fish again on spinning tactics from the boats.
Visiting angler John Coles from Canada took to the boats and landed 9 trout on float fished worm. Peter Hughes from North Wales was also successful employing float fished worm, he landed a nice brace of trout, one which tipped the scales at 5lb 2oz. However the best reported recent fish was taken off the car park banking on legered worm  by George Byron from Wigan. He landed only one fish, but what a fish it was at a shade over 10lb. Well done George and good on you for safely releasing the over wintered beastie!
If anyone would like to come to one of our flyfishing taster sessions, there are still a few places left for Saturday 7th June, Saturday 21st June, Sunday 6th July and Saturday 19th July. These days are heavily discounted at £10 per session and are ideal for anyone who would like some help with their casting. All you need is a brimmed hat and a pair of sunglasses, a current Ea licence and a £10 note. Everything else is provided for you and the sessions run from 10am until 2pm. Please telephone Dave or Alex on 015394 36541 to book your place on the courses.
Don’t forget we will be open again this year from Sunday 1st June for Pike fishing with lures and fly only. We anticipate being very busy for the first couple of weeks so be sure to check on boat availability by telephoning the ticket office!
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Best Regards
David Coleman M.I.F.M