Dance teacher Michelle Langston struck a blow for the lady anglers out there by bagging a new rainbow trout record for the Great Lake at Patshull Park Fishery

and incredibly it was her first ever fish of any kind! Michelle, who teaches dance at Wolverhampton Girls High School and the Kings Church of England School in Tettenhall, had just finished a lesson with the local casting instructor when she decided to give ‘the real thing’ a go on the bed at Golfer’s Bridge; and she was rewarded with a 13lb 12oz fished that took an Olive Devil and smashed the old venue record by 3lb.
Richard Stanford has just taken over as fishery manager at the Pattingham venue after a break of four years and he reports that the key to catching the trout at the moment is to fish olive and green and black patterns and to find where the fish are, adding that a boat is a real help. The water was stocked recently and there are lots of fish to go at.