Ravensthorpe Reservoir is still producing a rod average of nearly five, with buzzers really coming into their own.
Fishery experts are advising fishing buzzers ‘under the bung’ at depths between two and ten feet, with some anglers reporting catches of up to 20 fish in a session. Black olives with red cheeks and olive buzzers have been the most effective.
Ravensthorpe also hosted the England Youth Team on Sunday and they were hoping to build on their successful trip to Pitsford Water on the previous day.
Some cracking sport was enjoyed with Kieran Bonas taking a number of fish from the Coton End. Kieran’s successful tactics were buzzers fished on a floating line.
All team members found that the fish were in the top three feet of water and when the wind dropped the fish were quickly onto the surface. These rising fish were caught readily when covered with nymphs.
The wind dropped later in the afternoon and the water was alive with moving fish and the dry fly really came into its own, taking a number of fish. Most of the lads had 7-9 fish and all were caught on nymphs and buzzers.