The first Bank Holiday of the year was a busy one with the fly lakes being very busy over the weekend and also on the estate in general, with some lovely weather to help out.
There were many anglers catching into double figures over the weekend which was great to see and some very happy anglers, although the big fish seemed elusive.
It seems that that most of our regular fisherman are back out enjoying some good sport after a long winter and it is great to have them back with us.
Also seeing some anglers appearing on the lake through recommendation which is a true testament to quality of fishing that can be had at Kilnsey Park.
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 May 2022
Water temperature and condition: Avg 9.1c and clear
Rod average across all ticket types: 9.4
Most fish caught by an individual angler: 27
Best fish: 15lb Rainbow, 7lb Blue
Stocking details: We are currently stocking an average of 70 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 May 2022
The fish are more active and have started to chase lures again but buzzers under the bung are still catching well, dry flies have been working well along with bloodworm patterns. There are also some Daddy long-legs appearing around the fishery so give those a try.
Top flies for this period: Buzzers, yellow owls (emergers), sedge patterns or other bushy dries, crane fly and of course damsels. Snakes are doing some damage as well. Top fly being the good old Damsel nymph.
Courses – The courses are now in full swing with plenty of participants enjoying their first steps into fly fishing.
Grass cutting – We are now in the season of the grass and bankside vegetation so we need to cut and strim the grass in order to keep a tidy fishery for you. We will keep this to a minimum while you are fishing but this is not always possible so if it bothers you please politely ask us to move to different area or to stop and we will try to accommodate you.
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.