Highlight of the week of trout fishing at Ravensthorpe is the capture of a whopping 14lb 2oz rainbow trout to Andy Kress. Andy was out fishing with his son and a friend only 100m from the lodge when he managed to tempt the fish, which is just 6oz short of this season’s best. The fish was in great condition with a giant tail and put up quite a fight.

The week has seen the rod average drop a little to around three fish per angler but the dry fly sport has once again been good with several good fish coming to nymphs as well. David Church of Naseby took a personal best rainbow of 10lb 13oz on a size 12 olive buzzer – it beat his previous best fish of 9lb 5oz. 
Bank anglers along the dam are enjoying better sport working nymphs and Buzzers or black and green lures between the stocking chute and the valve tower. 
In overcast conditions you can’t beat fishing small dry patterns from a drifting boat. Parachute Adams, Klinkhammers, Black Hoppers and F Fly are good patterns to offer and it is important to keep degreasing leaders and applying the right amount of floatant to flies for consistent sport. Fish will rise freely all day providing there is enough cloud and the largest concentrations of fish are still well out from the shore.

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