January ended up as a rather miserable month, with cold winds and wet days, all of which culminated in rather uncomfortable fishing days, a number of members didn’t get further than the club room, as the rain lashed down, they were comfortable, with coffee and cake sitting in front of the log burning stove!!!
The weather pushed the fish deep in the lakes making sinking lines the most productive, fly patterns proving successful were the usual blue damsel, montana and bloodworm.
This colder wetter weather is good news in the long term with water temperatures running 3-4 degree’s colder than last Winter – meaning the lakes will taker longer to heat up in the late Spring early Summer, the rain has also been welcome filling the springs up quite significantly more than last year.
Once this cold snap finishes I expect Spring will soon be upon us – as the lakes begin to warm up expect to see the fish start moving up in the water column and floating lines will start to work fished static or with a very slow retentive.
We are stocking many more Browns this year so hopefully we will see some good returns on them – we are still open to Day Anglers and are offering a special offer on the cost of day tickets, known as ‘Super Saturdays’ just drop us an email to find out more…
We are now taking bookings for club and corporate days this year and dates are going fast so if you had wanted to hold a club day or event at the fishery please call the office number for further details, we can offer a fully catered day, or DIY which ever suits you.
Remember on the colder days that the club room awaits to thaw out those frozen fingers… although I think we are all looking forward to some warm Spring sunshine.
Water Temp: 7 degrees
Rainbow – P Dawson 7lb 1oz
Brown – L Holmes 5lb 12oz