Writing this early March report it doesn’t seem quite right with the weather conditions being more like that of early January, it has been a really nasty week of weather with ‘The Beast from the East’ the wind really has been biting with the lakes being particularly exposed, to want to fish in these weather conditions you would have to be slightly mad, I think the rod rings would freeze in about 20 seconds… although the lakes were looking particularly pretty in the sunshine.
Prior to this spell the weather in February wasn’t too bad, the fishing has been good with the fish taking deep in the water, best methods were sinking lines with either bloodworm or buzzer doing the trick.
As miserable as the current weather is, it is good news in terms of the lakes, we are 5 degree’s cooler in the lakes than the same time last year, this hopefully means the lakes will fish later into the Summer with the water taking longer to heat up.
It could well be one of those years when Spring arrives in a hurry, when it does expect the fish to start moving up in the water column, best flys will probably be blue damsel, buzzer and montana.
For those day anglers among you we will be ending day tickets on Sunday 11th March which is Mothers Day !!!!! So at the time of writing we only have 2 more opportunities for the Super Saturday vouchers to be used. Day tickets will begin again on the second weekend in October, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom, and we look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn.
For members we are running our free tuition days with Ian Hoper again this year, as before there is no need to book and no charge, Ian will be around on the fishery all day, just catch him and he will help with whatever you need, whether it is casting or fly choice, Ian is an excellent coach who has helped many members, so if you need a bit of help come in.
As usual is you have any questions or queries please just drop us an email or call the office number
Martin and Caroline
TUITION DAYS WITH IAN HOPER
Saturday 21st April
Wednesday 16th May
Water Temp: 5 Degrees
Brown – Mr Atyed 9lb 3oz
Rainbow – Mr Robinson 6lb 1oz