Elinor Trout Fishery, April 1st

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    143 anglers caught 813 fish of which 568 were returned

    Best Fish
    10lb 8oz Alwyn Fuggle, Market Harborough, black buzzer
    9lb 10oz Ken Grigg, Kettering, black/green lure
    7lb 0oz Peter Oldham, Saffron Walden, black/green buzzer
    6lb 4oz Mr O’Brien, Watford
    6lb 2oz Bob Walmsley, Desborough, white/green lure
    6lb 2oz Derek Benemore, Finedon, sweeney todd
    6lb 0oz Mr Grattan

    Best Areas
    Bank – gravel bar, brookside, dam, pensioners point, goodfellow bay
    Boat – boat bay, gravel bar, shallow bay, anchored off dam

    Best Patterns
    black buzzer, black or red diawl bach, damsel nymph, bloodworm, black/green or white/green lures, orange blob

    A very good week with the best rod average of the season so far of 5.6
    The mild weather has got the fish switching to buzzers with many good bags being taken on black buzzers either straightlined or under an indicator at 2 to 5 foot down. On calmer days there are fish rising and it looks likely that Elinor’s superb evening rises will start early this year.
    As well as buzzers the fish are feeding on the numerous corixa in the margins and small immature damsel nymphs.
    Boat anglers have almost managed to keep up with the bank anglers this week and fish continue to be caught from all parts of the lake.

    Next Stocking
    April 4, 8

    Competition News
    Saturday March 29th British Float Tube Association
    12 float tubers took part in this event. Temperatures were pleasantly high although breezy bright conditions meant the fish didn’t give themselves up easily.
    A total of 94 fish were caught of which 24 were returned. An excellent rod average of nearly 8 and everyone caught a minimum of 5 fish!
    1. Andre Russell, 14lb 7oz
    2. Dave Carrie, 12lb 7oz
    3. Carl Ward, 12lb 6oz
    4. Jez Dye, 12lb 5oz
    5. Gary Cragg, 12lb 2oz

    Iain Barr/Airflo World Bank Masters
    There is a last chance qualifier on Saturday April 5th. http://www.iainbarrflyfishing.co.uk
    Its also an ideal chance to practice for the final on the following weekend.

    Sunday May 11th – Tommy Wood Memorial bank competition. Free entry, everyone welcome in this friendly match. Proceeds of the raffle to Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. 9am – 4pm. Anglers may only use buzzers on a floating line.

    Saturday May 24th – Elinor is pleased to be holding a heat of the Scierra Pairs boat competition.
    Full details/entry form at http://www.scierrapairs.co.uk

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