Our latest fly fishing news & reports

April 2019 Catch Report

The consistently cold northerly and easterly winds we have experienced recently have knocked sport somewhat. However the fish have still been very active on calmer days.

April's catch returns as follows:
  • 73 fish caught with 71 returned.
  • A rod average of 1.6
The total was made up of:
  • 51 Rainbows,
  • 13 Browns and
  • 9 Tigers.
  • Best rainbows:
    Several around 3lb
  • Best Brown:
    3.5lb Brown -Rob Mortimer - black dry fly
Most methods have been working, however as the previous month various buzzer patterns have taken most fish, especially suspender buzzers.
Damsel nymphs have also been successful with a slow figure of eight retrieve.
There are many tadpoles and sticklebacks around the margins and the fish have been targeting these. So fishing along side the reed beds is well worth a try.
Dry lines with long leaders have worked well with the buzzers.
Damsel nymphs have been working well too. Try an Olive or brown Suspender Buzzer as many fish have been feeding heavily on tiny buzzer and also on flies being blown onto the lake from the fields, so many dry flies are working e.g. Hawthorn fly, black gnat small green Hoppers etc.
When the fish stop rising a switch to an intermediate line with black lures which have also produced fish.

Please do put as much information in the returns book as possible. e.g. lines, depth, speed of retrieve etc.

Have a great time on the lake and tight lines!
Rob M

Posted 07/05/19

March 2019 Catch Report

The new season has started in great style with anglers enjoying some excellent sport.
March’s catch returns as follows:
  • 70 fish caught with 67 returned.
  • A rod average of 2.65
The total was made up of:
  • 45 Rainbows,
  • 17 Browns and
  • 8 Tigers.
  • Best rainbows:
    3.5lb Rainbow
  • Several around 3lb
  • Best Brown:
    5lb Brown - David Lloyd
Most methods have been working, however as the previous month various buzzer patterns have taken most fish, especially suspender buzzers.

Damsel nymphs have also been successful with a slow figure of eight retrieve.
Dry lines with long leaders have worked well with the buzzers.
Damsel nymphs have been working well too. Try an Olive or brown Suspender Buzzer as many fish have been feeding heavily on tiny buzzer and also on flies being blown onto the lake from the fields, so many dry flies are working. eg Hawthorn fly, black gnat small green Hoppers etc.

When the fish stop rising a switch to an intermediate line with a gold head black /green or white/orange lures have also produced fish.

Please do put as much information in the returns book as possible. e,g lines, depth, speed of retrieve etc.to help me write the report each month.

Have a great time on the lake and tight lines!
Rob M

Posted 11/04/19

January & February 2019 Catch Report

Considering some of the difficult fishing weather conditions during January, a few brave souls ventured out and were rewarded.
The lake continues to fish very well at the moment.
During January and February there were 80 fish recorded consisting of:
  • 54 Rainbows
  • 14 Browns,
  • 12 Tigers
  • A rod average of 2.6
And several fish have been taken up to 3.5 lb including Tigers!
Many patterns are working, however, predominantly hothead Damsel nymphs various buzzers seem to be taking the majority of fish.
Fished close to the margins.
Bloodworm, PTNs and Boobies.
Slow retrieves or static presentation have paid off for many.
Long tailed lures let to go well down on intermediate lines or a sink tip with a slow retrieve have worked well on cold windy days.
Dry flies including suspended buzzers and beetles have also been taking fish.
The fish seem to have spread out well and most swims have been producing fish.

So it is well worth moving around even if you manage to catch quickly in one spot.
The lake is looking in great shape and the water is gin clear. So stalking with a stealthy approach is rewarding on calm bright days.

The Rainbows are still looking very healthy and fight very strongly, especially the 3 pounders.
Some of the beautifully coloured browns and Tigers have been caught recently so hopefully you will be lucky to connect with one too!

Please put as much information in the book as possible to help me write the report.
March is already looking to be a successful month for the fisherman on the lake.
The fish are feeding really well at the moment.
So what are you waiting for......?

Tight lines!
Rob M

Posted 05/03/19

December Catch Report

The lake continues to fish very well at the moment.

During December there were 75 fish recorded consisting of:
  • 61 Rainbows
  • 9 Browns,
  • 5 Tigers
  • A rod average of 3.52
And several fish have been taken up to 3.5 lb.
Many patterns are working, however, predominantly white or white and green lures and Damsel nymphs seem to be taking the majority of fish.
Slowly retrieved green or black nymphs have also taken several fish.
Lures on intermediate lines with a slow retrieve have worked well on cold windy days.
Dry flies have been taking fish on the calmer days.

The fish seem to have spread out well and most swims have been producing fish.

The lake is looking in great shape and the water is gin clear. So stalking with a stealthy approach is rewarding on calm bright days.

Some of the big browns have been spotted recently so hopefully someone will be lucky to connect with one !

Please put as much information in the book as possible to help me write the report.

Tight lines!
Rob M

Posted 09/12/18

November Catch Report

The lake is still fishing very well at the moment.

During November there were 85 fish recorded consisting of:
  • 65 Rainbows
  • 9 Browns,
  • 11 Tigers
  • A rod average of 4.7
And several fish have been taken up to 3lb.

Many patterns are working, however, white or black lures and Damsel nymphs seem to be taking most fish. Washing line set ups with buzzers or Diawl Bachs on the droppers have also been successful.
Lures on intermediate lines with a fast retrieve work well on cold windy days.
Dry flies have been taking fish on the calmer days.

The fish seem to have spread out well and most swims have been producing fish.
The lake is looking in great shape and the water is gin clear. So stalking with a stealthy approach is rewarding on calm bright days.

Please put as much information in the book as possible to help me write the report.

Tight lines!
Rob M

Posted 09/12/18

October Catch Report

The lake is fishing exceptionally well at the moment. The drop in water temperature has stirred the residents and the newly stocked fish into life.
During October there were 71 fish caught consisting of:
  • 59 Rainbows
  • 4 Browns
  • 8 Tigers
  • Rod average 3.2
And several fish have been taken up to 3lb.

Many patterns are working, however, Buzzers and Damsel nymphs seem to be taking most fish. Washing line set ups with buzzers or Diawl Bachs on the droppers have been successful. Lures on intermediate lines. with a fast retrieve work well on cold windy days.

The Tigers and Browns may have been outdone by the Rainbows but they are still there! Try fishing naturals or fry patterns close to the reed beds for the Tigers.
The Rainbows seem to have spread out well and most swims have been producing fish.
Most swims have been cleared and trimmed so there is no better time to get down to the lake and battle those incredibly strong Rainbows and to try and outfox those stunning Tigers!

The beautiful Browns should start showing more frequently in the next few weeks as well.

Please put as much information in the book as possible to help me write the report.

Tight lines!
Rob M

Posted 05/11/18

Recent Restocking of Fish




We released 130 Rainbow trouts with a total weight 289lbs on 18.10.18

Posted 22/10/18

June Catch Report

The hot dry weather has made the fishing difficult recently.

However there were some good fish caught in June:
  • 18 Browns
  • 19 Rainbows
  • 13 Tigers
  • Rod average 1.55
Best Brown: 3.5lb Gerry Condra (suspender buzzer)
Best Rainbow: 3lb Peter Latchford (sedge pupa)
Best Tiger: 3lb Frank King (buzzer)

Buzzers are still taking most fish with damsels and hoppers proving to be well worth a try.
Black or white lures have worked but mainly early morning or late evening.

Swifts (I think) can been seen taking emerging buzzers from the surface of the lake, giving away the trout’s feeding area! Recently predominantly at the far end of the lake.

Hopefully when the weather cools the sport will pick up.

So early morning and late evening sessions are the way to go for now.

Enjoy the sunshine and tight lines!
Rob M

Posted 10/07/18

May Catch Report

The new season has started in great style with anglers enjoying some excellent sport.

May’s catch returns as follows:
  • 77 fish caught with 73 returned.
  • A rod average of 2.65
  • Some good fish too.
The total was made up of:
30 Rainbows, 16 Browns and 31 Tigers.

Best rainbows:
5lb M.Searson GRHE
5lb R.Mortimer black suspender buzzer

Best Brown:
3.5lb G.Condra suspender buzzer

Most methods have been working, however as the previous month various buzzer patterns have taken most fish, especially suspender buzzers.

Damsel nymphs have also been successful with a slow figure of eight retrieve.

Dry lines with long leaders have worked well with the buzzers.

Damsel flies have been plentiful and the trout have been enjoying them especially on Windy days so ‘match the hatch’ and try a blue adult damsel or daddy.

Many fish have been feeding heavily on fry/ sticklebacks and damsels in the margins so a stealthy approach and a short cast has worked well.

When the sun has been high and the fish have gone deep, a switch to an intermediate line with a gold head black /green lure has also produced fish.

Please do put as much information in the returns book as possible. e,g lines, depth, speed of retrieve etc. to help me write the report each month.

I will endeavour to update the report on this website as close the the beginning of each month as possible.

Have a great time on the lake and tight lines!
Rob M

Posted 13/06/18

April Catch Report

The new season has started in great style with anglers enjoying some excellent sport.

April’s catch returns as follows:
  • 121 fish caught with 117 returned.
  • A rod average of 2.81.
  • Some good fish too with several fish over 3lb!
The total was made up of:
57 Rainbows, 23 Browns, 34 Tigers and 7 Blues.

Most methods have been working, however various buzzer patterns have taken most fish. Diawl Bach, Hare’s Ear, Gold head nymphs and Damsel nymphs have also been successful with a slow figure of eight retrieve.

Dry lines with long leaders have worked well with the buzzers, and intermediate lines with lures (fast retrieve) on very windy days have caught well.

Hawthorn and Caddis flies have been plentiful and the trout have been enjoying them especially on Windy days so ‘match the hatch’ and have a great day!

Please put as much information in the returns book as possible. e,g lines, depth, speed of retrieve etc. to help me write the report each month.
I will endeavour to update the report on this website as close the the beginning of each month as possible.

Have a great May and tight lines!
Rob M

Posted 08/05/18

Stocking Schedule for Spring 2018

The next stocking will take place on 28.03.18 around 1pm.

Members are welcome to attend.

Stocking should be in the order of:-
Type Quantity Weight/Size
Tiger Trout50 12" +
Brown Trout40 1.5 lb
Rainbow Trout 602 lb +
Rainbow Trout 123 lb +
Weights are all approximate

Posted 21/03/18

Stocking Schedule

The last stocking up took place on 29.03.17 with the following premium quality fish:
Type Quantity Weight/Size
Tiger trout 50 12"+
Rainbow trout 60 2lb
Rainbow trout 12 3lb +
Brown trout 40 1.5lb
Blue trout 72 2lb +

Posted 18/04/17

 

Fish being released into the lake

Stunning Tiger trout