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Fishing at Chalk Springs is different from most other still water fisheries because of its clear water. You can see fish
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Here is a selection of the fishery`s most productive flies, how to tie them and which materials to use.
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Report updated on 12th August 2017.
  During the last week 118 fishermen caught 332 fish, including 49 over 4lb.  
  Best recent catches :  
    Rainbows 9lb 12oz Matt Jones.  
      9lb4 oz Alan Hargreaves.  
      8lb 11oz Tom James.  
    Browns 9lb 15oz Gary Grainger.  
      8lb 3oz Chris Dean.  

The weather has been a bit hot and dry this week and that has pushed the fish deeper in the water.

The average size has again been over 3lb this week and as before we have have had a near 100% catch rate. Don`t forget that we stock rainbows, browns and blue rainbows here at Chalk Springs with the sizes ranging from 2 – 3lb minimum size, right up to double figures.
The most effective flies have been the usual goldhead damsels, pheasant tails and buzzers, although when the going gets a bit tough try using small flies, maybe on a sink-tip line, such as Diawl Bachs, When All Else Fails and small hare`s ears.
As we like to stress here, it`s important to move around the lakes and don`t fish one spot for ages. With the clear water, if you don`t move around, the fish will get wise  and they will move away from you.
 
 
 
Also, don`t forget to buy your Environment Agency rod licence. PLEASE NOTE that these are no longer available at the fishery. They can be purchased from Post Offices, online at www.gov.uk/get-a-fishing-licence or by calling 0344 800 5386.
 

 

 

Tony Harrison (below) with a recent brown.

Please note that the fully-booked dates below are the `pre-booked` full dates. However, the fishery may be full on other days as we operate a `first-come, first served` basis - pre-booking is always advised.

 

    2017 August 12. Fishing 4 Fun.  
      September 6. September Singles comp.  
      September 8. BSS.  
      September 16. St Michael`s FF.  
      September 26. Lashings All-stars.  
      December 6. Brass Monkeys.  
      December 16. Fully booked.  
    2018 January 7th. Newick Crown Fliers.  
           

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  Rainbows 20lb 9oz Paddy Hill Photo  
      18lb 5oz Hugh Pollard  
      18lb Dave Davies  
      17lb 13oz Peter Cockwill  
      17lb 7oz Hugh Pollard  
  Browns 19lb Darren Short Photo  
      18lb 8oz John Medlow  
      17lb 8oz Paul Woolvern  
      17lb 4oz Colin Beddoe  
      17lb 1oz Frank Warburton  
  Blue Rainbows 17lb 6oz Jim Curry Photo
      15lb 2oz Anthony Maclaren  
      13lb 14oz Hugh Pollard  
      12lb 11oz Kevin Hunt  
      12lb 9oz Andy Cooper  
  Tigers 14lb 2oz Paddy Hill Photo  
      11lb 1oz Hugh Pollard  
      9lb 15oz Steven Gallagher  
      9lb 12oz Dean Dodds  
      9lb 7oz Alan Estill