The fishery has been open all through the poor weather, and for those anglers that made it out the rewards were worth the effort – another high catch rate over 90% and an average size well over 3lb. The best flies have been the usual goldhead damsels,along with orange lead-heads fished on the drop and cats whiskers retrieved quickly. A few fish have come out on buzzers and dries, but it`s mainly been goldhead nymphs that are working best.
Expect things to be similar as we get into April, especially if we get some warmer weather, as we should start to see some fly life hatching around the lakes with possibly some early Mayfly towards the end of the month.
The prices for 2018 have been held as they are for now – still only £25 for a 2-fish ticket, £32 for 3 fish, £38 for 4 fish and £45 for 5 fish. Also, check out the prices page on our website for details of our Membership tickets, which give you a 100% catch rate and the flexibility to fish for as long or as short a period of time as you want – ideal if you want to just pop in for an hour or two without worrying about catching a `limit`.
Our annual April Fools competition takes place at the beginning of the month – look out for the results and report next month to see
Danny Leung continues his excellent recent form with this cracking 8lb Blue Rainbow.
Pete Lawrence with another lovely rainbow.