229 anglers caught 703 fish of which 454 were returned
7lb 6oz Pip Weatherington, boat (photo below)
7lb 6oz Chris Holland, blue buzzer, boat
7lb 3oz John Garwood, green squirmy, boat
7lb 1oz Mr Weaver, damsel nymph, boat
6lb 8oz Mark Britton, bank
6lb 6oz Dan Sugars, red apps, bank
6lb 0oz John Frain, boat
Bank – dam, brookside, east arm, boat bay
Boat – fish are well spread but easier to catch lodge end
small damsel, olive cruncher, red diawl/cruncher, hares ear, black hopper, olive cdc, foam daddy, white/green lures.
As expected the fishing was trickier in bright sun especially from the bank. Early and late in the day has been the best time although with a bit of cloud cover the fish are on top and in range of the bank. Water temperature is still ok at 18.2C 2 foot down today.
Boat anglers have more options being able to search over the deeper water. If the rising fish are difficult it’s worth using an intermediate with lures 4–6 foot down. Otherwise a midge tip with fab and buzzers.
The damsel hatch has started. A size 10 or 12 unweighted olive pattern will imitate the nymphs swimming towards the shore line to hatch. It’s later in the summer when the fish switch to the adult damsel.
From around midday there is a good mayfly hatch along the brookside bank. A large hares ear or Fraser nymph is working.
Excellent late evening rise sees fishing feeding on emerging buzzer, small sedge and caenis.
No need to book for bank fishing. It is advisable to book for boat fishing.
Half day tickets are now available 7am until 2pm or 2pm until dark.
All prices remain the same as 2020.
You can either make payment in advance by bank transfer:
Payment reference – your name