Archive for October, 2010
Well done to Stan, Steve, Bob, Dave, & Matt who have managed to land some nice rainbows over the last couple of days. A special mention must go to Chris Cannon for a beautiful 7lb 2oz rainbow which was lured by a Damsel from the far point, fishing towards the bank. Those big fish are certainly in the margins including a few brownies.
While the fishing has been hard since reopening in October due to continued high temperatures at the start of the month and residual heat, the frosts have done us a favour and the fishing is showing signs of returning to normal. For the past few years at least, October has been a time of transition while we look forward to our winter sport. We would like to thank those who have bore this in mind and greatly appreciate your support.
New stock should be with us for the weekend of 30th October. We’ll see how the stock responds and review tactics over the next few days. We’ll update the note board in the ‘sign in’ hut with what’s working also.
For those of you that have noticed the web site is rather outdated, this is being worked on and should look updated, shiny and new fairly soon.
The last few cold nights have lowered the day temperature to 58/14.5 degrees and we are starting to see the fish move a little more including signs of chasing fry. After the success of last weekend, it’s still an idea to keep close to the margins initially before branching out.
All the best!
With the water still at 60/15.5 degrees, Churn Pool is still very challenging, but that didn’t stop Nick Jones from bagging two stunning rainbows just over 6lbs each and a brownie estimated at 8-9lbs. I believe the method was a size 14 slim pheasant tail left to sink with a few sharp pulls. Both Stan Kerslake and John Steedman also deserve a mention after success on stalking bugs and brown damsels fished in the margins. Well done.