Fishing remains in top form with plenty of fish being caught across both lakes providing some good sport for the regular and visiting angler alike.
Many fishermen have had bags well into double figures. For those having a less bountiful time of it, remember that if a certain fly or tactic is not working, then have change things around as the fish are there for you to catch.
We remain busy over the whole estate which is good to see, so as we get busier may I remind of the booking system on the website and to please use this as it means you definitely have a place booked and we don’t want you to turn up and be disappointed.
We have stocked some bigger fish for you to test yourselves against so please remember to tackle up accordingly. In the next couple of weeks we will be stocking some more big fish, and we are also planning on stocking some more browns for you.
Tight lines and happy casts, Leigh.
PS please note that whilst the main fishing report comes out monthly, we update the latest stats and flies (see ‘The Lowdown’ and ‘Top tactics and flies’ below) every two weeks.
Updated 15 June 2022
Water temperature and condition: Avg 10.2c with some surface weed
Rod average across all ticket types: 8.9
Most fish caught by an individual angler: 38
Best fish: 20lb Rainbow, 11lb Blue, 5lb Brown
Stocking details: We are currently stocking an average of 80 fish a week.
Catch returns: Catch return cards are really important to let us know how the lakes are fishing and how much restocking we need to do, so please complete them and post them into the box on the green hut
Top tactics and flies
Updated 15 June 2022
As the warmer weather is with us there is plenty of insect life about so keep an eye on the hatches to give you some clues as to the feeding habits of the fish and therefore what is likely to work on the end of your rod.
Top flies for this period: Daddy long-legs, Klinkhammers, Damsel nymphs, yellow dancers and black cormorants have all been performing. Many other patterns from snakes to emergers have also been catching well.
Fish welfare in hot weather – As the weather gets hotter so does the water temperature so please be quick in returning fish. Always aim to release them in the net in the water and cause as little distress as possible. Good fish handling practice is part of our sport – and our public reputation – so please support it.
Booking your ticket – Please remember to book online if you can as we are starting to see a few anglers turning up without any form of booking, we will always try to accommodate you but if the lakes are full you may be disappointed and we would not want this to happen.
Current opening times – To check our current opening times please click here.