Good numbers of fishing rising during the day to buzzers, damsels and mayfly
May 21st – 27th
183 anglers caught 808 fish of which 592 were returned
6lb 0oz Walter Kemp, Chatteris, black/green lure, boat
5lb 4oz Bob Walmsley, Desborough, damsel
5lb 3oz Finbarr McSweeney, Rushden, damsel
5lb 2oz Trevor Partridge, Corby, red cdc, boat
5lb 1oz Trevor Partridge, Corby, red cdc, boat
5lb 0oz Colin Ashworth, Great Linford, boat
Bank – dam, boat bay, gravel bar, east arm
Boat – all areas producing well
damsel nymph, black or olive buzzers, wet or dry daddy, olive or hares ear suspender, orange or tequila blob
Boat anglers are enjoying good sport on most days whatever the conditions. Plenty of fish rising during the day although they have been harder to tempt whereas anglers fishing deep buzzers have had the bigger bags. One angler to buck the trend was Matt Harris who took a boat out on Friday and used dries and emergers to take 40 fish in a mammoth 13 hour session! Matt’s best fly was a s12 hares ear suspender buzzer.
Bank anglers also also had a decent week as lng as there wasn’t a combination of sun and wind. The damsel hatch is keeping fish feeding all day and in the afternoon/early evening there has been a prolific mayfly hatch along the brookside and east arm. Fish have been taking them as they struggle to emerge in the flat calm. A daddy has been the best pattern to tempt them.
The cool NE wind of last week meant that the late evening rise was sporadic.