Well January turned out to be a typical Winter month with a real cold spell in the middle – this resulted with the main lakes freezing up for a week and a half – the back end of the month has seen some proper rain, although this is unpleasant at the time it is good news for the coming year, as the rain is getting the springs moving again, and the ice has dropped the water temperature down with the result that it should take longer to heat the lakes in the Spring.
For those brave enough to risk icy roads and frozen rod rings, fishing has been good through the month, the fish have been deep with sinking lines having the best results, favorite flies have been blue damsel, montana and bloodworm, don’t forget during these cold months that the fire will be lit and a hot coffee and cake awaits you in the club room.
As Spring approaches expect to see the fish moving up in the water column, the best flies will be damsel, blue damsel, grhe and black buzzer, as mentioned last month’s report we will be running free coaching days when Ian Hoper will be around all day to offer advice and techniques, Ian is an excellent instructor and knows the water like the back of his hand so please come along if you need any help, however, small or large, Ian will be around the lakes all day so just catch him, the days are as follows Weds 15th March Tuesday 11th April and Friday 26th May.
Also, don’t forget that we are running The Duncton Challenge – one fish from each lake, so if you fancy a wander around the lakes and test your fishing skill give it a go.
We look forward to those Spring Days with sun on your face and the splash of rising fish – hopefully!
Martin and Caroline
Water Temp: 8 degrees
Brown 7lb 8oz Mr. B Raw
Char 2lb 5oz Mr. M Lyle
Tiger 3lb 1oz Mr. B Clark
Rainbow 4lb Mr. C Dodd
Ians Handy Hints and Tips
Herewith a few of my fly ideas for March onwards.
Red or orange head Blue flash small Damsel tied size 12 hook light coloured marabou tail.
Silver or gold bead head, weighted black buzzers.
Gold rib Hairs Ear.
Marabou tailed black Montana.
Black and green fritz thorax Nomads.
Cats whisker with orange head.
Blood worm ,or Sqirmy worm .
White or Black booby .(sunk lines )
Orange / green blobs.
Sunk lines best for Birch, floating lines on all other lakes.