ESTHWAITE WATER TROUT FISHERY REPORT – 6/8/14
It’s an improving picture on the fishing front now that the hot weather has broken. As the days go by and the rain comes down the fish are edging their way back to the surface and have certainly been more forthcoming on a variety of methods. Anglers employing fly and spinning tactics have also been more successful since the weather has cooled down some what. For weeks on end the fish were residing on the thermocline and feeding almost exclusively on Daphnia, which made them very tricky to catch, both on the fly and on spinner!
Geoff Reynolds from Lancaster had a cracking day’s sport on the fly from the boats landing 6 nice brown’s to 2lb+. Geoff fished a DI-7 line in conjunction with boobies and sparkler’s. Meanwhile Dave Johnson from Darlington also took to the boats and landed 4 nice trout on sinking line and cats whisker combo’.
Bruce Duguid from Dundee fished from the boats with spinner and landed 5 brown’s to 1lb 8oz from the ticket office frontage. Jack Robert’s from nearby Kendal also fished with spinning tactics from the boats and landed his bag limit of 4 brown’s.
During the hot weather though it was the wormer’s that produced the most consistent results. Indeed Jim Wills from Harrogate landed 5 fish to 2lb+ fishing sliding float and worm 20 feet down. Peter Bradshaw from Penrith also enjoyed fabulous sport taking 7 fish on similar tactics!
Since the weather has cooled down, there have been some good sport from the bank too. The Squirrell family from Devon had a cracking session last Friday, taking 9 Brown Trout to 1lb 8oz. All their fish were taken on a combination of legered worm and spinning tactics (see attached photo).
The Pike fishing slowed down predictably during the heatwave, however expect sport to improve again no end with some nice hauls of fish to 20lb being reported already and plenty of double figure specimens putting in an appearance. Stuart Davies from North Wales took 5 nice fish last week on jerkbaits, the best tipping the scales at 19lb 8oz! We are still open for the rest of this summer for Pike fishing with lures and fly only and we are once again open for deadbaiting from October 1st!
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David Coleman M.I.F.M