Elinor Fishery May 2nd, 2023

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        Elinor Weekly Fishing Report Saturday 22nd April – Friday 28th April 2023

        138 anglers caught 399 fish, of which 290 were returned.

        Another cold start to the weekend made the conditions tough for some anglers, but the cold wind didn’t deter Jon Balladon and his son Ethan, who had a productive day on Saturday, 12 to the net using washing line tactics, dial bachs, black buzzers and candy blobs/fabs. Paul Jennings from Stamford caught 9 from the bank on Sunday, targeting those fish feeding around the edges, using size 16 buzzers and emergers; on Wednesday Paul returned and took to the water for the first time, catching an admirable 20, using the same tactics again.

        Some good size fish have been netted throughout the week from all areas of the lake. Dries and CDC patterns are working well, along with washing line tactics; fish are also responding to a pulled booby across the surface, a great method, particularly for boat anglers whilst the fish are feeding in the top couple of feet.

        The renowned and spectacular Elinor evening rises have begun, with the warmer weather forecast this week, they should be in full swing; Chris Allen certainly enjoyed a great evening’s fishing in the West Arm on Friday, with 11 to the net and one break.

        Best Fish
        8.13lb Allan Colver – Yellow Owl
        7.4Lb Jon Balladon – Black Buzzer
        7.4lb Gordon Curtis – White Spot Buzzer
        6.12lb Ivor Fisher – Black Buzzer
        6lb Jon Balladon – Olive Buzzer
        6lb Mark Cutworth – CDC Dry
        6lb Tim Coles
        5.7lb Noel Ramsey
        5.5lb Gee – White Booby
        5.5lb Gary Clarke
        4.4lb Mr Stand
        5.3lb Tony Deane
        5lb Mr Turner
        4.3lb Brian Coe (Brown)

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

        Best Areas
        Bank – Shallow Bay, Gravel Bar, Boat Bay, Dam, Brookside – Brookside Point – East Arm, Lagoon
        Boat – Fish are showing in all areas

        Water Temp – 13.5 degrees
        Next Stocking – Friday 5th May

        If you would like to hire a boat, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment (no advance booking required for bank fishing). To make a reservation please call the lodge 01832 720786, or email [email protected] – payment can be made via BACs or cash on the day.

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