On days with a light wind there are good numbers of fish rising with dries or floater/washing line the best methods.
In a stronger breeze the fish have dropped down to 2-4ft with a small unweighted damsel or apps bloodworm on the point and small buzzers or diawl bachs on the dropper.
At the lodge end of the lake the fish continue to be out of range of bank fisherman. Boats are using a team of buzzers or weighted damsels 8-12ft down to locate fish.
The forecast milder weather over the Easter period should see larger buzzers hatching and even more surface activity.
black or olive buzzer, small damsel, bloodworm, olive cruncher, red diawl bach, tequila blob, olive shipmans, olive cdc.
The current April/May edition of Trout & Salmon includes a cracking article on spring fishing at Elinor.
Sunday May 5th Geordie Mountford Boat Pairs
Open to everyone. A memorial match to commemorate a superb flytyer and all round top bloke.
You fish with your partner. 12 fish limit for the boat. 9am – 4pm.
Entry fee including fishing permits £70 per pair.
Richard Winser has kindly supplied a stunning trophy for the winners along with medals for the top 3 pairs. Tackle prizes will also be on offer. Come and fish a friendly competition at peak buzzer time!
Sunday May 19th
Elinor is holding a heat of the Scierra Pairs.
Entry forms available at Elinor or http://www.scierrapairs.co.uk
One in four pairs will qualify for the Grafham final on September 8th