I am writing this on a rather nasty windy day with heavy showers which sums up the past few weeks. A month ago we were in that gorgeous warm weather which saw the water temperatures rising sharply which resulted in lots of insect life. The water temperature rose quickly to 15 degrees, but they have now stayed the same for the past couple of weeks, due to the cold wind.
We have been experiencing some excellent evening rises, particularly on Rosies – please note if you are coming to fish the rise the best time is the hour before dark, I do get anglers saying they didn’t see a rise, the problem being that they left at 7pm !
During the warmer spell we had some good sedge hatches during the day, which resulted in some good day time rises. At the present time the best patterns have been Black Buzzer, Damsel, Montana and Blue Damsel. It has been interesting that we are still getting Char coming out, mainly to very small patterns.
Hopefully with Summer on its way we shall begin to see some good insect life on the lakes, so the best methods will be floating lines and natural pattern flies, if you are fishing the evening rise try Black Gnat, Black Ant or Alder.
We look forward to seeing you on the lakes, and hope you enjoy your visits.
Water Temp 15 degrees
Brown – Mr P Neale 4lb 10oz
Char Mr P Woad 3lb 8oz
Rainbow Julie Slack 7lb 12 oz