Well its been another weird Summer or maybe not that weird anymore, with record temperatures in July it is certainly the way things are going now, with very warm Summers and mild Winters, in a way the mild Winters are causing a bigger problem with the lakes no longer getting that cold in the Winter with the result that they are heating up much quicker in the early Summer. The Autumn, Winter and Spring is without doubt the most productive fishing, with trout being happy in their cooler watery world, one great advantage at Duncton is having a nice club room to retreat to, for a cuppa and piece of cake and a sit by the log burner on those cold days when your fingers are cold through to the bone on a January morning.
During July the lakes were running at 24 degrees, we lost a handful of fish, but thankfully not too many, we have been working hard on the lakes during the Summer and they are looking in excellent shape. With the cooler nights the water temperatures are now dropping and with September just around the corner, once we are happy that there isn’t a heat wave we will stock the main lakes heavily ahead of some good late Summer/ early Autumn fishing.
Birch has kept fishing throughout the hot Summer months although you had to find the right technique to have success, very small flys fished very deep and slow were the best.
As we head towards September be aware of our closed dates, and more importantly two special dates
Saturday 21st September – Meet The Members Day – many of you have signed up for this day, any of you who plan to pop along and haven’t signed up yet, please do so – Caroline can make sure there is plenty of cake available – it will be a great opportunity to say hello to Dan and Michelle and hear all about their future plans at Duncton.
Saturday 5th October – we are running our complimentary day for Duncton Mill Fishery Club Members, it would be wonderful to see as many of you as possible come along on the day, a 2 fish ticket, and once again copious amounts of tea and cake it will give us the opportunity to say thank you and goodbye although we don’t officially leave until the end of October – again please let us know if you plan to come along, so we can stock the lakes appropriately and ensure once again there is plenty of cake available.
As regards to fishing, once September and October arrive expect to see fish moving on the surface, hopefully we will get a good ‘daddy’ hatch which always results in great sport.
Day Anglers – day tickets will begin on Tuesday 1st October, for October they will be priced at the following
2 fish £25
3 fish £30
4 fish £35
The last think to say is that it is good that the warm Summer temperatures are beginning to drop and we can begin to look forward to those fresher cooler and more productive fishing days….