August turned out to be a typical British Summer month, with fairly inclement weather, which resulted in fairly consistent fishing for the month. Water temperatures hardly dropped which meant that fish were slow to feed – again typically for the month the best methods have been sunk lines with small patterns, the best flies were Diawl Bach and Black Buzzer.
Writing this report on at the beginning of a sunny week, you could guess that the kids have gone back to school…
Hopefully the water temperatures won’t warm up too much as the cooler nights last week resulted in the water temperatures dropping, this meant that I could begin to stock big fish again – it was nice to see an 8lb Blue come out on Sunday.
We will now stock larger fish in all the lakes for the colder Winter period, this will include some lovely 5-6lb Browns. It is interesting that there is still a shoal of Char in Birch which survived right through the Summer, although they have avoided most flies that have been flung at them ! Once the water temperatures drop to 14 degree’s we will begin stocking the Char again for the Winter season, these are going to provide great sport with most of them being 3-4lb – it could be like an express train on the end of your line !!!
I hate to say this on this glorious warm afternoon, but hopefully some proper Autumnal weather will arrive soon as we really need some heavy rain… fish farmers are a funny old lot..
Enjoy your fishing and we look forward to seeing you beside the lakes soon.
Water Temperature 18 degrees
Blue – 8lb caught by Mr J Smith
Brown – 5lb 8oz caught by Mr J Richards
Rainbow – 4lb 8oz caught by Mr M Davidge
Artic Char – 3lb Mr L Peters
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