Well March turned out to be a month with very varied weather with temperatures on the whole being fairly low. It was ironic after the warm weather before and after Christmas when we thought that Spring would come early.
We have as a result had the longest run of Daffodils we have ever seen here, they began in late January and we still have several weeks left of lovely blooms, I have noticed in the woods and hedgerows that the Bluebells are now out too.
Enough of horticulture and now onto fishing …. March has been an excellent month with great fishing on all the lakes throughout the month, Rosies has been particularly productive with marquee bay and the northern trench being the real hot spots.
The fish are mainly feeding on buzzer with most fish spooned full of green buzzer and dappnia, as well as buzzer the best flies have been blue damsel, ptn and montana.
We have seen a succession of big browns coming out which has resulted in members leaving the fishery with aching arms …. we will continue to stock these, especially in Rosies and Coot.
The Arctic Char have continued to be a little fickle, keeping out of the way, having said that – as Mr Smith found out when he had 5 off marquee bay, if you find a shoal you can have some great sport.
As Spring moves on we can expect more great sport with the fish beginning to move in the water column – the fish have just started rising at certain times during the day and this will increase as the fly life becomes more abundant.
We hope you continue to enjoy your fishing at Duncton – and don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter to receive up to date information on the fishery.
Martin and Caroline
Water Temp: 12 degrees
Mr J Vesley – 8lb 10 oz Brown
Mr D Nutbeam- 8lb Rainbow
Mr R Musgrove – 4lb 4oz Blue
Mr J Smith – 3lb 8oz Char