Mr Derek Sansom caught our first Arctic Charr from Birch Lake on 15th October. It went like a torpedo apparently. Duncton Mill Fishery will be stocking these great fish right through the winter.
Well, what a Summer! All that continuous hot weather took its toll on the lakes with temperatures holding 24 degrees for most of August. These really high temperatures slowed the fishing, with the fish holding in the deeper areas to find the cooler water. For those fishing in the right places or the evening fishing proved reasonably productive, with the best flies being very small patterns, with black buzzer being the best option.
Thankfully the water temperatures began to drop at the end of August which got the fishing going on all the lakes. Fish are now starting to move on the surface with some good evening rises. The best patterns at the minute are black buzzer, montana and damsel. As we move into the cooler weather the fish should start moving even more with hopefully some good action to daddy log legs.
Once water temperatures drop to about 12 degrees we will be able to start stocking the Arctic Char, which we have been growing on in the farm over the past 2 years. These lovely looking fish should give some great sport through the Winter months.
A date for your diary – don’t forget we are running our Fishing For Hero’s Charity Day on Saturday 8th November. The idea as usual will be to enjoy a great day’s fishing and raise some money for a very worthy cause. For further information please call the office.
Please remember to use the club room, take a break from fishing, have a coffee, and piece of home made cake, and flick through a magazine.
If you have a group of friends or work colleagues who fancy a days fishing or who may want to learn to fish please speak to us and we can arrange a great day for experienced and novice anglers, we can also arrange shooting and other outdoor activities.
Enjoy the Autumn fishing and we look forward to welcoming you to Duncton soon.
Martin, Caroline, and Roger
James Foulcher won the junior troutmasters title. Here he is with his Dad and Grandad, which was fitting as we all know as parents how much running around all these things take!
It’s a long time away, but thought we would let you know the date for the popular event, so that you can put the it in your diary! This year our heat will be held on Saturday 8th November 2014. This has proved a fun event in the past – with a morning’s fishing followed by one of Caroline’s yummy lunches!
As usual the idea is to get sponsorship and raise as much money as possible for this worthy charity. If you would like to book your place or need any further details please call the office or see us at the fishery.