Elinor Fishery May 13th, 2023

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        Elinor Weekly Fishing Report Saturday 6th- Friday 12th May 2023

        115 Anglers caught 304 fish of which 223 fish were returned.

        Elinor saw the first of the mayfly and adult damsel hatches this week, and these along with emerging black or olive buzzers and hawthorn flies, encourage the trout to feed on the surface at every opportunity. Some fine fish have been landed throughout the week, although once again the ever-changing weather conditions proved challenging for some. Fishing from the bank has been better in the early mornings and evenings; the boats continue to catch throughout the day, as the larger numbers of fish feed in the deeper water. The water clarity is still excellent, warming up slowly and at a temperature of 15.2C the conditions are perfect for imitative methods, with the dry fly continuing to work well when the wind is lighter.

        We are pleased to announce that Elinor is hosting the bank heats for the 5 Nations Fly Fishing Championship, taking place from Tuesday 13th June (official practice day) with match days on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th, some areas of the lake will be pegged for the match and these will be announced nearer the time, boats will not be affected.

        Best Fish
        7.10lb John Grey-Black Buzzer
        6lb Ivor Fisher-White Booby
        6lb Martin Ward
        6lb Richard Pelly-CDC Emerger
        5.7lb Malcom Broughton
        5.4lb John Grey-Popper Minky
        5.2lb John Grey-Black Buzzer
        5lb Darren Oram-Black buzzer

        Best Patterns
        White/green or black/green lures, white booby, damsels, blue flash damsel, red/black diawl bachs, hare’s ear, olive or black buzzers, black crunchers, dry shipman’s, black crippled midge, black/olive CDCs, hoppers – brown or olive, yellow owls, suspender buzzers, foam daddy and candy or tequila fabs.

        Best Areas
        Bank – Fish are showing in all areas
        Boat – Fish are showing in all areas

        Water Temp – 15.2 degrees
        Next Stocking – Friday 26th May

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