Knowle angler Harold Lewis took the best rainbow trout of the week at Packington Somers in the shape of a 13lb 12oz beauty.

Harold was boat fishing a bloodworm pattern at Cocks Close and he caught and released another six fish to 4lb on the same method.

The water has been fishing well with a rod average of three and another 13lb fish being caught from the bank at Cocks Close by Maxstoke’s Adrian Cooper, while Hare’s Ears and Daddy Longlegs also working well. On the members’ water Sutton Coldfield angler Gary Cooper took five fish to 6lb on a grey Drake and floating line.

The hotspots have been the high bank, old boat jetty and sand bank areas on Cocks  Close.  Park Meadow is fishing well on the far side into the margins and Great Pool is best at the shallow end of the pool to the left of the boat jetty. 

Top patterns are Bloodworm, Cats Whisker, Nomads, Minkies, Appetizer, Viva, black or red Buzzer and Hares Ear Nymph. Contact the fishery on 01676 522754