Bank and Boat anglers enjoying great buzzer fishing.
April 16th – 22nd
208 anglers caught 1187 fish of which 891 were returned
8lb 2oz Jason Cooke, Roade, black buzzer, boat
5lb 12oz Roy Brown, Rushden, damsel, boat
5lb 9oz Paul Laundon, Bedford, green diawl bach
5lb 8oz Leigh Gregory, Crowland, green quill, boat
5lb 5oz Liam Johnson, Rushden, buzzer, boat
5lb 4oz Shane Else, Northampton, buzzer, boat
5lb 2oz Darren Oram, Aldwincle
5lb 1oz Liam Johnson, Rushden, buzzer, boat
4lb 14oz Mr Wilson, Melton Mowbray, grhe
Brown 4lb 2oz Will Childs, Lowick, black buzzer
Bank – coarse bank, lagoon, shallow bay, gravel bar
Boat – west arm, gravel bar
black or olive buzzer, black cruncher, red or green diawl bach, small damsel, orange blob.
An excellent week for both bank and boat anglers with the water clear again and some huge buzzer hatches.
Size 12 buzzers with red or white cheeks either straight lined or under a bung is the best method although plenty of fish are also coming to small unweighted damsels, crunchers and diawl bachs.
Most areas are producing fish although top quality specimens are being taken from the coarse bank and west arm.
A few fish are rising on calmer days and evenings.
The latest edition of Trout Fisherman magazine (issue 509) has a centre page feature on Elinor and includes a dvd with Iain Barr and Gareth Jones bank fishing here.
Wednesday April 18th
Troutmasters Fish off was won by Scott Bowman who will represent Elinor at the Draycote final in October.
1. Scott Bowman 5 fish 8lb 14oz
2. Roger Bosence 2 fish 5lb 5oz
3. Toby Craig 2 fish 3lb 11oz
Sunday April 22nd
Manor Farm Fly Fishers had a boat outing.
6 anglers caught 23 fish with some quality fish landed.
Top bag was Mick Tracey with 6 fish weighing 22lb 8oz including a 4lb 10oz rainbow on a bloodworm.
The Fly Dressers Guild held a spring bank event.
Only 10 anglers competed but they caught 78 fish.
Best fish was 4lb 4oz by Malcolm Price.
Top bag was Les Cooke with 4 fish weighing 8lb 14oz + a further 8 fish released.