Welcome to the latest fishing report.
It’s been an extremely busy time at Kilnsey this summer, as it has been for the UK countryside as a whole, with unprecedented numbers of visitors coming out to the Yorkshire Dales for experiences and ‘staycations’. I am sure you saw the number of vehicles and people here and I hope this did not impact too much on your days fishing.
It’s been great to see lots of new faces on the lakes this year, with many people taking up our great sport or returning to it after a long absence and realising how much they had missed it.
Now the weather is cooling off and things are quieter we’re happy to get the chance to crack on with some improvements. We are fortunate to have a healthy aquatic ecosystem here at Kilnsey, and while it’s true that some weed helps to support the diverse insect life and thereby support the fish, we know that it needs to be kept it in check and will therefore be treating it with lime again. This will be done in such a way to ensure there is no disruption to the fishing.
Billy and myself will also spend the quieter months getting on with some maintenance to ensure the lakes remain in good order.
In other news the new website is fully live and the old site has been switched off, but even if you continue to use the old web address you will be redirected to the new site. We hope you enjoy the new site and find it an improvement on the old one.
Tight lines and happy casts, Leigh.
Water temperature and condition: 10.2c (avg); Clear
Rod average across all ticket types: 8.5
Most fish caught by an individual angler: One angler during this period put 47 fish to net; with many more catching well into double figures.
Best fish: 19.8lb rainbow, with lots in the 10lb plus category.
Stocking details: We are currently stocking an average of 80 fish a week.
Catch returns: The catch return card is in place to help us better track the catches. It also lists the fishery rules on the back including some revisions so do please familiarise yourself with these.
Top tactics and flies
As we moved into Autumn you would have expected lures to be the thing but as the weather remained warm and dry it was dry fly that caught the most fish, Yellow Owl being the top dog! Sedges and beetles did well as the terrestrial life came into play, daddy long-legs (crane fly) as things got colder and wetter, with small flies doing the job throughout, particularly Crunchers and Diawl bachs. But as always, Damsel nymphs and blobs caught their fair share of fish.
Any Method – our next clearout days will be Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 November. Tickets cost £40 for a 20 fish limit. The times will be 8am – 3pm each day with the gates opening 15 minutes before. Find out more details and how to book by clicking here.
Current opening times – To check our current opening times please click here.