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.