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Report updated on 10th July 2017.
  During the last week 92 fishermen caught 265 fish, including 41 over 4lb.  
  Best recent catches :  
    Rainbows 9lb 2oz Colin Green.  
      9lb oz Dave Jones.  
      8lb 14oz P Harris.  
    Browns 9lb 12oz Ian Harper.  
      6lb 4oz Tom Harper.  

The weather has been scorching hot again this week and that has obviously affected the fishing. The fish have gone much deeper in the water and so getting your flies down deep is the way to go. Mornings are obviously the best for fishing at the moment, before it gets too hot and bright.

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.
 
The annual Invitation Cup was held in June. This was the 22nd year of this competition and the weather was kind to us again.
As usual, the names were drawn `out of the hat` in pairs, the object being to catch the largest 6 fish bag. Paddy Hill and John Medlow were drawn together bringing despondent sighs from one or two of the other competitors – they were the early favourites. The fishing was lively from the first whistle and plenty of fish were caught all through the morning, with everyone keeping things close to their chests so as not to give the game away! After the barbecue lunch and the usual banter, the fishing continued until 3 o`clock and at the final whistle our `worst` fears were confirmed! Paddy and John had caught a magnificent 6 – fish bag weighing in at just under 26lb. Pete Lawrence and Jimmy Madden came in a creditable second with 22lb 15oz and Kev Hunt and Keith Potter third with 21lb.
All in all, another enjoyable day.
 
 
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      
      July 14. Reel Friends.  
      July 15. Fully booked.  
      July 16. FDG.  
      July 23. Ouse Valley FDG -10 rods, (not full).  
      August 5. Royal Navy - 15 rods, (not full).  
      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