Writing this with the weather forecast for next week it finally looks like the end of some awful Spring weather, it really has been a particularly bad Winter with a huge quantity of rain, with our clay soils at saturation point it really has become very muddy in places around the fishery, especially on Birch, although we have put some wood chippings down. The one good thing about all this wet weather is that the lakes are nice and cool, and the aquifers are nicely full for the Summer ahead.
The weather has suited the fish though with excellent fishing in the last month, the fish have been mainly deep, apart from the odd sunny day when they have been buzzer feeding on the surface, together with buzzer the best flies have been blue damsel and montana.
I get the feeling that Spring and Summer will arrive in a hurry this year, we will probably be moaning it is too hot in a few weeks time, as the weather brightens expect the fish to start moving on the surface so fish with floating lines.
We are stocking some lovely 4 – 6lb fish at the moment, together with some great brown specimens, all of which is making for a good variety of fishing.
Don’t forget Ian Hoper is running his free tuition day on Saturday 21st April, so come along if you feel you need a little extra help or some handy hints on fishing at Duncton – there will be extra cake that day !!!
We look forward to seeing you on the lakes – in the SUN !
Rainbow 6lb 14oz Mr Clarke
Brown 5lb 12oz Mr Smyth
Water Temperature: 13 degrees