264 anglers caught 989 fish of which 602 were returned
12lb 0oz David Chappell, damsel, bank
10lb 2oz Michael Farrell, cormorant, bank
9lb 3oz Kevin Fielding, black shipmans, bank (photo below)
9lb 3oz Boris Rasic, black buzzer, bank
7lb 8oz Marc Culeen, tequila fab, boat
7lb 5oz Paul Knights, black/green lure, bank
7lb 0oz Keith Chapman, orange fab, bank
6lb 13oz Mr Arbon, boat
6lb 8oz Mike Mohan, bank
6lb 8oz Lazloe Boden, yellow dancer, bank
6lb 6oz John Parker, black/green lure, bank
6lb 5oz Bryan Swain, black/green lure, bank
6lb 3oz Dave Rowell, black lure, bank
6lb 0oz Mike Ward, cormorant, boat
6lb 0oz Khurram Rana, orange lure, boat
Most areas producing fish depending on wind direction
black or black/green lures, cormorant, cruncher, damsel, grhe, black buzzer, dark olive buzzer, tequila or candy fab/blob
A huge variation in weather last week and therefore a mixture of flies worked depending on conditions. Tuesday and Wednesday were warm and there was a decent buzzer hatch. Since then it’s been constant cold N or NE winds so mini lures and larger nymphs fished 2-4 feet down has worked best. Mornings have generally been slow with catches picking up during the afternoon and early evening especially if the wind drops.
A couple of milder days will soon get the buzzer fishing in full swing again.
Although not clear the water visibility is over 12 inches now and continues to improve.
Another good selection of big fish last week with the majority returned. Elinor hasn’t stocked any fish above 7lb 8oz this year so all fish above this weight are overwintered.
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