Archive for October, 2011
The weekend proved fairly quiet and those catching certainly worked for their fish. Come Sunday afternoon, Shogo returned to the bank after many months away and bagged four rainbows around 2 1/2lbs in a couple of hours. Long tailed Damsels fished deep and slow did the trick for both Shogo and Bob Hicks who also managed a couple of rainbows – along with a few perch. It was also interesting to see very busy evening rise around 16.30.
The next stock will be in on 31st October to compliment the fantastic batch that were introduced on 10th October. It’s starting to get cold and the wind will soon start to bite. The winter fishing should be great.
For anyone who has had an encounter or interested in the big cats in the Gloucestershire area, local tracker Rick Minter will be presenting his work including the evidence, stories and reactions from those who have been lucky enough to have seen the elusive animals.
Location: Cotswold Gateway Centre on the Spine Road near South Cerney
Time: 7pm - 3 November 2011
Tickets: £5 Adults & £2.50 Children
Contact Jill Bewley – 01793 752413 email@example.com
Those doing well at the moment have been on the Cats Whisker fished at all depths, but mostly pretty slow & steady. The Silver Butcher has also made an appearance and worked well. Alan Christopher has had a great time over the last couple of weeks securing three rainbows amongst his multitude of catches of 4lb, 4lb 4oz and 4lb 10 oz. Well done.
Nick Munro Ferguson
The follow up to the weekend proved patchy as some managed their limit with ease while others found more of a challenge. Saturday offered great sport with Browns & Rainbows along with a few other surprises. Reports of hard fighting fish were good to hear along with the use of crunchers & PTN’s. Top flies were reported to be Damsels, Cats Whiskers, Butchers and various black lures. Caution was taken by a few as full bodied lures were rejected in favour of a slim profile. Similar to last week, the fish have remained largely in the higher water.
It’s worth noting that those stalking probably had the greatest sense of achievement as the target fish could be seen and followed around the areas of cover. Small fry patterns were great and we feel Hoppers and such could also reward in the same areas.
It’s been great to see so many regular and new faces on the bank. Happy fishing!
Regardless of the high water tempurature, Saturday was a good day for most anglers with Rainbows, Browns & Blues being caught. All fish were released and the estimated sizes were reported between 1.5lbs to 4lbs. Damsels, Daddies (dry) and Crunchers appeared to be favourable options as the feeding level stayed within the initial two feet of water.
Sunday also proved to be interesting with some anglers getting more than a little surprise with their landed fish. Both Gold Head and Dry Daddies produced good results close to the bank with the Damsel also securing a few catches.
Anyone who knows Keith Passant from Orvis in Burford/North Wilts Fly Fishing Club will recognise the fantastic work he’s done on behalf of Casting For Recovery. ( http://www.castingforrecovery.org.uk/ ) Keith has advised me of a charity match at Farmoor Reservoir on Saturday 22nd October. Here’s the lowdown…..
Saturday 22nd October 2011@ Farmoor Reservoir, Oxford OX2 9NS
£40 per Angler including entry fee and meal. Fishing from 9am to 4pm.
Limit of 100 anglers.
For further info, call Dave Kidby on 01753 545548 or 07977 784958
Has anyone lost a door key? It was found at the gate side of the car park and has a return fob so if unclaimed, it will be handed to the local Police Station as detailed on the fob so it can be returned. It will remain at Churn Pool for the rest of Sunday where Louise, Tom & Jane will be through the day. Feel free to give us a call if you think it’s yours.
Louise 07952 535613 Dan 07791 241731 Tom 07817 703641
More fishery reports to follow over the new day or so. Stay tuned……
Here’s a reminder that Churn Pool will reopen at 7.30 on Saturday 15th October. We have stocked some beautiful Rainbows, Browns and Blues from 1.5lbs to 6lbs.
With some local waters reporting hard fishing conditions, we’ll simply have to see how Churn Pool fishes through October. We have seen the water temperature drop from 64 to 59 degrees in the last three weeks so we’re heading in the right direction, but it’s still very warm so please bare this in mind. That said, tactics such as going deep into the cooler water and stalking may pay off. For this reason, we have left some areas uncut with regard to rushes and trees in order to provide reasonable cover. We’ll report back after a few days with what’s working.
Anyone fishing to purchase a ‘season ticket’ to carry them through to the end of the year has the option of the following:
Ticket Price: £120 Retained fish allowance until 31/12/2011: 15 Fish Usual fishery rules apply: 5 fish daily limit with the option to retain the first three caught.
All the best and enjoy your time on the bank.