Friday, 15 May 2015

The Trout fishing is on top form at the moment. All method’s, fly spinner and worm producing from both the boats and the bank! There is plenty of fly life coming off the lake, buzzer’s, olive’s, Alder’s and a few Damsel’s starting to show. However for the purist, first thing in the mornings and evenings have been favourite for surface fishing with suspender buzzer’s and small black dries doing the business!
Best areas on the lake at present include, stockie bay, Strickland bay, weather bay and the swimming pool!
Best recent fish was an 8lb Brown Trout caught by Rob Hewitt from Sunderland. Rob caught and returned this magnificent fish from the boats on a spinner in stockie bay at the South end of the lake!
Other catches include John Gibbons from Kent. He boat fished traditional wets including Pearly Whickhams and Black Pennell on an intermediate line and landed 6 nice chunky brown’s to 2lb!
Peter Stone from Glasgow fished Cats Whisker on a sinking line and landed 5 brownies to 1lb 12oz, again from the boats!
Meanwhile Geoff Jones from Glamorgan landed 8 nice Brown Trout from the boats on worm and spinning tactics!
Bank anglers have been doing well also. Reg Unsworth from Preston landed 6 brownies on legered worm from the car park banking. Hawkshead Angling Club member Dave Telford landed a nice brace off the café benches. One on spinner and one on worm!
Another HAC member  Ken Lomax took another brace in quick succession on spinner from the entrance to stockie bay! (see attached photo)
Don’t forget that we are still running our discounted fly fishing tuition days again this year and we still have places available for Sunday 17th May, Sunday 28th June and Saturday 4th July! These sessions start at 10am and run until 2pm. The cost is £15 per person and participants must bring with them a brimmed hat and a pair of sunglasses for protection! Please contact Dave or Alex on 015394 36541 to book your place. These taster sessions are ideal for anyone who would like to take up fly fishing. A great introduction, that’s for sure!
Also for all you kayakers out there, don’t forget our Kayak Grand Slam competition this year will be held on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May. Permitted methods include fly, artificial lure and worm. You must catch Pike, Perch and Trout to complete the slam. Interested participants must contact Sam Baxter on 07981 987188 for more information and entry forms!
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Best Regards
David Coleman M.I.FM