Archive for May, 2010
Just a reminder that there will be casting lessons for around 10 clients on Saturday afternoon so it may be busy. Saturday morning, Sunday and Bank Holiday are business as usual. (Saturday evening too, for that matter)
Friday evening saw a great rise from about 20.30 with some very nice rainbows taking the Mayfly and other tasty morsels until nearly 10pm.
The weather looks to be a mixed bag but it should remain largely overcast so the fishing should be okay. As the water tempurature ramains in the early 60′s, you’ll often have to work a little harder and either fish deep or really look at what’s hatching. Tight lines !!!
What a scorcher this weekend was. Opening the gate at 07.00 on Saturday morning, I thought the fishing would be a washout with more people catching sun stroke than rainbows. However, Alan Christopher set the pace after an hour without a touch by suddenly launching into 5 trout before departing for lunch.
The Honeyborne party largely had a good result overall considering the hot, still conditions with a hand-full of rainbows and the odd brownie. Well done to you all.
Sunday proved to be tropical with me (Daniel) largely asleep all day while Shogo and Bob landed their limits. Notable mentions go to Mr Waller & Mr Phillips for persisting and catching also.
So what worked on this especially warm and cloudless weekend? Damsels and Cats Whiskers proved to be essential, fished on the bed of the lake with sinking lines or 18ft + leaders. There were small patches of ripple towards the west side of the lake and that’s where the fun was!
For anyone after some great sport after work, the evenings have seen some great rises. Dry fly action has been fantastic with Emergers, Sedge and F-Fly’s doing the business. What better way to finish the day?
Not a member? Evening tickets are available after 5pm for £15. 3 fish limit with the option to retain your first fish. Tight lines!!!
Please be advised of the following dates if you plan to fish as it could be a tight squeeze….
May 20th: North Wiltshire Fly Fishing Club Evening
The club have their annual evening Fish and BBQ at Churn Pool Fishery. Keith Passant from Orvis (Burford) should be in attendance for anyone wishing to try out a Helios, Hydros, Western3 or Clearwater. If you wish to have a chat with the members or fancy a cast, please drop in.
May 22nd: There are 8 fishermen booked in for this Saturday along with a few family members. We have allowed a BBQ on this occasion and advise that the fishery could be busy after mid to late morning.
May 29th : Updated Jim Williams’ Wiltshire Fly Fishing School will be giving tuition to 10 clients on the Saturday of the Bank Holiday from 13.30 – 17.00. This will obviously be busy over some of the lake. Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday will be business as usual.
June 26th: To see out the first six months before we close for the summer, we’ll be having a BBQ for our members and any Day Ticket visitors in attendance. We look foreard to seeing as many of you as possible and may well have a competition for Best Fish in the morning. More info TBA.
New stock will be delivered 17th March. With the evenings erupting with surfce action, the new additions should provide some great sport.
Many thanks to all thoe who were able to attend our Bank Holiday BBQ. We beat the weather by a couple of hours and everyone had a great time catching up, munching burgers and landing a few fish.
We’ll have another towards the end of June before we close the trout fishing for the summer. Until then, get yourself on the bank and enjoy the Mayfly hatches.