February turned out to be a bit of a colder month, with even some ice on the lakes at the beginning of the month, it was good last week to have some lovely frosty mornings, with the sun on your face.
Fishing has been really good with Rosies fishing particularly well, with some large bags coming from marquee bay and from the trench along the northern bank. Small patterns have continued to do the damage with GRHE, Montana and Blue Damsel being favorite, PTN is well worth trying and it was interesting that ha member had 3 Browns on it last week. We have had some lovely browns coming out of both Rosies and Coot – these large specimens have all been caught on small flies.
With Spring just around the corner the fish will start to move to more abundant life in the water so floating lines should become the order of the day, again use small patterns especially black buzzer and diawl bach.
We will be stocking up alder this week, so if you fancy a real stalking challenge make your way down – stalking bugs and black creeper work well.
The last day for day tickets is Friday 11th March – so if you are a day angler make sure you visit before then, as we will become a members only water until October, when we will once again be open to day tickets, we would like to thank all day anglers for their business over this wet Winter – and we look forward to seeing you again in the Autumn, although please remember that memberships are always available.
As we look forward to Easter and some warmer weather, we hope to see you beside the lakes very soon for some great fishing, in a beautiful setting, the daffodils are looking splendid!
Caroline and Martin
Arctic Char – R Burt 4lb 5oz
Brown – I Hoper 5lb 8oz
Rainbow – L Wilson 6lb 4oz
Water Temp: 9 degrees