July ended up as a typical hot month with warm day and night temperatures, the water temperatures shot up at the beginning of the month and then held at around 23 degrees for most of the month, this obviously slowed the fishing up with the fish sinking into the depths and going off the feed. It was possible to catch by dropping deep or fishing in the evening, the best methods during this hot spell was small patterns such as black buzzer fished with a slow retrieve.
The last week of the month saw a change of weather, with cooler nights this resulted in a slight drop of the water temperature, which in turn got the fish moving on Rosies and Coot – there were some excellent rises on Rosies, particularly on marquee bay. During this time some excellent fish were caught in the bay, with the biggest being a 12lb 4 oz caught by Richard Moon, a picture of this together with some great catches are on our twitter feed, incidentally for current news and action follow our twitter account. I anticipate that we will have another hot month with high temperatures resulting in high water temperatures before we can look forward to those cooler September days.
We hope that you have a restful enjoyable Summer – enjoy your fishing.
Martin and Caroline
Water Temperature 22 degrees
Rainbow – Mr Moon 12lb 4oz
Artic Char – Mr Woolgar 2lb 4oz
Brown – Mr Murrey 3lb 8oz