Well January turned out to be a tale of two parts – firstly the rain and wet continued for most of the month, which was then followed by a sudden cold spell – we hit minus 6 degrees for a couple of nights which resulted in Rosies, Coot and Alder being completely frozen over, coming out of the blue and being so severe it was a real shock to see the lakes freeze over so quickly, as it usually occurs over a number of days, it has certainly knocked back the flowers and buds which had been enjoying the warm temperatures.
The fishing has been very good over January with some lovely fish coming out – the fish have not been that deep with many rising in the afternoon, the best patterns have been Blue Damsel, GRHE, Blackwork and Black Buzzer.
Ross has seen some great fishing with the usual spots of marquee bay and the trench along the northern bank being the most productive, there have been some great Browns coming out of Rosies with many around the 6lb mark.
It is worth noting that if we have had ice on the lakes I will post the position on twitter each morning by 8am to keep you informed – for those of you who don’t have a twitter account just click on the twitter icon on our web page and the thread will pop up.
As we now enter into February it will be interesting to see what the weather will bring – if we don’t get any cold weather we could be heading into a very early Spring – this could mean that the fish will hopefully stay near to the surface and be actively on the feed – although being the UK we could have 2 foot of snow on the ground by mid February – who knows…
We are now taking fishing club and corporate bookings for the Spring and Autumn, so if you would like to book a date please contact the office – we can offer a fully catered day or you can bring your own food/picnic – tea, coffee and cake are always available.
Day Tickets finish in March so if you want to get a days fishing in before we become a members only water again – pop along soon, you can be assured of a warm welcome.
As always drop an email or call the office if you have any questions regarding fishing at Duncton.
Martin and Caroline
A Lewis – Rainbow 6lb
Mr Bernard – Char 4lb
Mr Fielder – Brown 6lb 4oz
Mrs K Holden Blue 3lb 8oz
Water Temp: 10 degrees