Fishing has been very good across all lakes with Rosies and Coot being the most productive, Rosies has fished particularly well in marquee bay and in the trench along the northern bank – best method has been floating line, long leader and weighted fly. The fish are now starting to show themselves with small rises occurring intermediately during the day, the evenings have been quite cold which has stopped the evening rise.
The colder weather is good news as it is countering the lack of ground water – it has been an exceptionally dry Spring with ground water levels running very low indeed. A number of our clients on the farm have been struggling for water, it all looks a little ominous for the Summer, and I am hoping that (for trout fishing only) that it doesn’t turn out to be a long hot one – although as usual we can hopefully rely on Birch during any long hot periods due to its depth and spring supply.
We have now opened up The Brown Stream behind Birch – as mentioned before this little stream provides a real test of your stalking skills, it is strictly on a Catch and Kill basis, all that we ask is that you put £5.00 in one of the envelopes provided for each Brown caught – hopefully we can raise some money for The Chestnut Tree Hospice as all proceeds will go to this worthy cause – for full details see the notice in the weigh room.
Coming back to the general fishing – with the lakes warming, expect to see much more surface activity on the lakes with the evening rise starting again, the best rises at Duncton usually begin about an hour and a half before dusk, with the best being on Rosies and Birch.
Our instructor days with Mr Ian Hoper have proved very successful with a number of members benefiting from Ian’s wisdom on fishing – the next one is on Friday May 26th, so come along if you need any help at all – don’t be shy, its all free of charge, Ian will be around all day so just stop him and ask a question when he is moving around the lakes.
We were recently approached by a young novice angler who wanted to produce a video and review the fishery Zac Pattison – he has a regular column in The Match of The Day Magazine reviewing football boots, but is now keen to get into the sport of angling.
Tight Lines and enjoy your fishing – as always any questions or queries please drop me an email or call the office.
Martin and Caroline
Rainbow – E Moore 5lb 8oz
Brown – W Guelpa 9lb 4oz
Blue – P Soames 3lb 12oz