February turned out to be quite a nasty month weather wise with lots of cold windy wet days – the sort of days that you prove you are either a very keen angler or slightly mad…
Despite the poor weather, it was a great month for fishing, with all the lakes fishing well, interestingly the fish stayed near the surface during the dull days and only dropped down deep on the sunny days, this meant that floating or intermediate lines were the most successful, with the usual flies of Mantana, Blue Damsel and Buzzer variations being best, it has been one of the only Winters where lures such as Cats Whisker have not worked, in fact I don’t think I have sold one from the shop all Winter!
As we now move into the warmer weather the same patterns will carry on working with P.T.N, GRHE and Dawl Bach joining the list of successful flies.
At the time of writing this report we are probably in the last week of stocking Char before the water becomes warmer – I dare say that anglers will be catching the residue stock well into the Spring. These beautiful fish have been a great success, not only for their fighting capabilities but their lovely taste. We will be stocking them again in October when the water temperatures drop again, they will be in the 3lb – 5lb range by then – look out for some screaming reels…
Please make a note of the days when the fishery is shut in the Spring to avoid disappointment, if you could also note that on closed days we are closed all day, even after the clients have gone, as it is at these times, that we deal with vermin and the fishery and I have to know that there are no anglers on the water for health and safety reasons.
We now look forward to the warm Spring days, rising fish and look forward to seeing you on the lakes soon, don’t forget to follow us on twitter, even if you don’t have a twitter account just click on the twitter icon at the top of the web site page and it will take you to the link with all the day to day updated information.
As always if you have any queries regarding your fishing at Duncton, please either call the office number or drop us an email.
Martin and Caroline
Water Temp 8 degrees
Biggest Fish in February
Arctic Char – Mr J Wilson 3lb 10oz
Rainbow – Mr J Gibson-Brown 5lb 4 oz
Brown – Mr P Davidson 4lb 12oz