August ended up a hot month with some very high temperatures during the day and night, all of which meant tat the water temperatures in the lakes stayed above 21 degrees, this resulted in very hard fishing on Rosies and Coot, fish were caught, by members using very small patterns particularly Buzzer deep in the channels.
Sadly during the really hot spell, we lost a few double figure Browns which succumbed to the conditions, once the water temperatures drop we will be replacing them so make sure your tippet and flys are in good shape as these fish have huge power.
Birch lake has fished well during the Summer as we increased the inflow which has kept the water temperatures a few degrees lower, even on the hottest days by fishing deep members were catching fish with small patterns being the order of the day.
During the hot weather, it was interesting to see a shoal of Arctic Char hanging around the inflow, despite numerous attempts they weren’t feeding although Mr. Snelling managed to lure one out on a really hot day.
Once the water temperatures really drop later in the Autumn these fish will come back on the feed and we will also start re-stocking with new ones, it would be beneficial (unlike last year) if we have a proper cold Winter, which would really suit the Char.
We are hopefully now moving into more favorable weather conditions for fishing, and we can look forward to more activity on the lakes, we have been working hard on Rosies and Coot during the Summer and they are in prime condition with little weed so once the water temperatures drop we can stock them right up again so all the lakes should be giving good sport.
With regards to flies for this period again Buzzer and Blue Damsel would be favorite although we might get a good hatch of daddies which always give good sport.
We will be opening to Day Anglers on Monday 10th October – we hope you enjoy your Autumns fishing if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.
Water Temp at 1st September:
21 Degrees – Rosies and Coot
19 Degrees – Birch
Rainbow – Mr. Richards 5lb 8oz
Brown – Mr. Soames 3lb 12oz
Char – Mr. Snelling 2lb 8oz