Fishing has been excellent during February with the fish now starting to move up in the water column – this has meant that sink tip and floating lines are beginning to work, the best flies are Blue Damsel Montana Black Buzzer and Bloodworm.
We have been getting some excellent levels of rain which is getting the springs really moving again, this coupled with quite a cold January and February will hopefully result in good fishing right through to the end of June before conditions deteriorate with hotter July and August weather. I am pleased to announce that the February winner of The Duncton Challenge is Mr. Vagg – he achieved one fish from each lake on 2 occasions and with the heaviest bag – I will present him with his prize of a new rod when he next visits and will take his photograph and post it on twitter, don’t forget the challenge is open to everyone so have a go!
A reminder that the first Ian Hoper Tuition Day is Wednesday 15th March so come along and fish as normal and catch Ian as he walks around the lakes for any help or advice you might need, whether some tips on casting or general fishing techniques.
A note to all day anglers day tickets finish on 15th March after which time we return to a members only water until October 9th, 2017 when we will open to day tickets again for the Winter season, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those day anglers who have visited over the past few months.
If you belong to a fishing club or have a group of friends who fish and would like to get a group together to visit Duncton, please drop us an email we can offer a fully catered day, just breakfast or enjoy a days fishing and then finish the day with our infamous afternoon tea … there are lots of various options available.
As we begin to see the first signs of Spring we look forward to a rewarding season and look forward to seeing you beside the lakes very soon.
Martin and Caroline
Rainbow – S Willis 6lb 8oz
Brown – A Burns 6lb
Char – R Williams 4lb 1oz
Water Temperature: 9 degrees