Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk
A week of mixed results for everyone. A variety of flies being used but mostly Buzzers, Klinkhamers, dries, Hare’s Ears and Daddies. Boats doing better than the bank which is typical for this time of year. All boat anglers caught in double figures with John Hardy catching 25 which is superb for this time of the year.
Chatton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
Due to the strong winds this week fish have been deeper. When the wind dropped in the evenings sport was good using dries and Buzzers. Peter Walker from Gosforth was delighted with a beautiful brown trout from Chatton Lake. Jamie Potts had a good weekend with five big fish coming to the net. Tracey Tuck from Blyth caught a lovely blue trout caught using a Buzzer. She caught seven fish in total. Chatton Ladies Angling Club fished on Saturday, great to welcome new members. The next meeting is on Saturday July 22. It was great to welcome the Weardale Fly Fishery on Sunday with all members catching fish except one member - no names!
Chatton Trout Fishery is fully booked until 4pm on Saturday July 1 due to the Cancer Research UK and Barnardo's Fundraiser. The fishery will be closing at 10pm. The fishery closes at 10pm on a Friday and Saturday evening and 9pm all other days.
Elinor Trout Fishery, Northamptonshire
For the week June 19 – 25 the 96 anglers caught 218 fish of which 157 fish were returned. Best fish 6lb 12oz to Reg Hawes, from Sandy, on a Cruncher from the boat; 5lb 9oz Julian Laybourn, Lincs, Damsel, boat; 4lb 6oz Tony Gill, Lincolnshire, size 14 Buzzer, boat. Best bank areas are east arm, gravel bar, dam; best boat areas pylon point, east arm, down middle. Best patterns Damsel Nymph, dry Damsel, Daddy, Bloodworm, Red Cruncher/Diawl Bach, Tequila Blob/Booby. Last week’s hot weather slowed the fishing markedly, especially for bank anglers. A few boat anglers did well by fishing deeper down the middle. Five anglers from Lincolnshire Police fished on Thursday when the water was still very warm and did extremely well to catch 31 fish with Tony Gill winning easily with 18 fish. Alan Rennocks didn't let the hot weather deter him and he caught a total of 38 fish in three boat trips. The cooler weather is finally helping the bank fishing with the first signs of life on Monday this week. Colin Ashpole caught seven, Paul Laundon seven and Brian King 10. All did well with most fish taking dries. The continuing lower temperatures and a double stocking this week should keep sport lively.
Packington Trout Fishery, Warwickshire
Last week 22 rods caught 28 fish for an average of 1.27. It was a very quiet week with the extremely hot weather at the start of the week putting off the customers and the fish. Harold Pritchett of Atherstone fished the Park Meadow pool from a boat and caught seven fish to 3lb using a small Goldhead Damsel on a floating line. Dave Kimbrell and Derek Jones caught a couple of fish apiece while sharing a boat on Cocks Close and they all came to small nymphs fished on a floating line. The fishing will close on Cocks Close pool on June 30 for the summer break and will re-open late September. Park Meadow will continue to be open for membership and day tickets but advance booking is essential. For further details please contact 01676 522754.
Press Manor Fishing Lakes, Derbyshire
Trout fishing is tough despite two stockings. The best methods are either a sinking line (or sink-tip) off the dam or with Damsels and Blobs. Alternatively, fish are showing in the shallow end under the trees, the boat peg is doing well. Boats and float-tubes are doing well with the fish down at about five feet, where Buzzers are working.
Siblyback Lake, Cornwall
Anglers averaged just over 2.3 fish per rod over the month, with most fish being caught from Two Meadows, Stocky Bay and the North Bank. Afternoons and early evenings generally produced the best fishing and, while some fish were caught on dry patterns such as Sedges, Bibios, Hoppers and Beetles, the majority of fish were taken on nymph patterns, particularly Damsel Nymphs, Montanas, Diawl Bachs and Pheasant Tail Nymphs.
Thrunton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
There has been some great catches this week despite the hot weather. As it cooled down towards the end of the week more fish have been coming to the net. Fish have not only been caught deep down but also off the top and just below the surface using Buzzers and nymphs. Anglers have found success using long leaders and letting the Buzzers sink. Jim Burtle from Newcastle and Ali Tait from Morpeth had a brilliant day on the boat with Jim landing 20 and Ali 13, both fishing deep with Blobs and Buzzers. Rob Hall from Morpeth returned eight fish to Long Crag on a Black Hare’s Ear. Willie Emery from Newbiggin caught 16 using a black lure. Mick Brown from Bedlington had a fantastic day on Buzzers, returning 19 all to Long Crag. Lol Seddon from Stakeford landed 10 on Cormorants. Adam Calvin from Cramlington had a bag of four fish for 19lb with the biggest weighing 7lb 2oz. He also returned a further six to Coe Crag on a PTN. Ian Hughes from Gosforth landed eight fish on Sedges. Top flies are Buzzers, Blobs, various lures, various nymphs, Hare’s Ear, PTN and Bloodworms.
Toft Newton Trout Fishery, Lincolnshire
For the week-ending June 23 the 60 rods caught 131 trout for a rod average of 2.2. During the early part of the week record high temperatures kept most anglers away and most of the sport this week was enjoyed latterly. When overcast and cooler there’s plenty of fish to be seen up near the surface, chasing the masses of pin fry and picking off the abundance of insect life prevalent at this time of year. Best methods have been small White Boobies pulled at pace along the surface to try and replicate fry movements or sticking to nymphs up near the surface with a few dries thrown in for good measure. Patterns to try are Flashback Diawl Bach, small PTNs, Sedge patterns or Shipman’s Foamy Buzzer. Fish are surprisingly still within reach of bank anglers but for those wishing to take boats, drifting is best. Some nice fish out this week with the best to Dan Hogan from Horncastle at 10lb-plus, caught and released from a boat. Newcomer to the sport Arran Carvell caught a nice 5lb rainbow on a dry Sedge. With rain forecast this week and cooler temperatures, prospects are looking good.