Elinor Fishery May 8th, 2023

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        Elinor Weekly Fishing Report Saturday 29th April – Friday 5th May 2023

        171 Anglers caught 449 fish of which 320 fish were returned.

        The changeable weather and that notably cold North Easterly wind meant the conditions were once again more challenging for some. Bank anglers had to work hard, what with the sun and incredibly clear water, pushing the fish out to full casting range until the evening rise. Paul Jennings had a cracking day from the bank on Thursday managing 15, catching on CDC emergers. The hatches of small black or dark olive buzzers and hawthorn fly continue, there are also a few daddies starting to show around the banks. The dry fly fishing has been excellent; on the cloudier days there are plenty of fish showing all around the lake, with a floater/washing line being the best way to target them.

        Best Fish
        8.13lb Ken Nicholls
        8.2lb Paul Cannon – Orange Booby
        7.8lb Adrian Wilkins
        7lb Dave Strudwick – Dry’s
        6.12lb John Grey – Yellow owl
        6.4lb Richard Clements
        6.4lb Jon Bradbury
        6.4lb Oliver Mills (Brown)
        6.4lb Quin Hollick – Hopper
        6.3lb Richard Cutworth – Diawl Bach
        5.10lb Richard Ingley
        5.7lb Andy Burgess – Black & Red Buzzer
        5.4lb Clive Trundle – Corixa
        5.3lb Mick Mosley (Brown)
        5.2lb Oliver Mills (Brown)
        5.2lb Adrian Wilkins
        5lb Michael Rump (Brown)
        4.4lb Oliver Mills (Brown)
        4.4lb Richard Ingley

        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 12th 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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