Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk
Excellent week’s fishing as it seems the weather has produced perfect fishing conditions. Wednesday last week saw 11 anglers catch 74 rainbow with some big fish in the mix. Another well-attended corporate day on Friday with the bank and boats doing well. Damsels, Diawl Bachs, Hare’s Ear, black dries and Hawthorns all yielding results off the surface. Fish are on the top especially when the surface water was choppy from the wind. The fishery will be closed on Sunday June 25 and Saturday July 8 for private events. Blackdyke will also be closed for the month of August.
Chatton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
Five doubles coming to the net this week along with many fish in the 5lb to 9lb bracket. Matty Divine from Hadston caught 17 fish, returning a 14lb rainbow to Chatton Lake and a 6lb blue trout to Ross Lake using Diawl Bachs and lures. R. Armstrong from Alnwick landed a 14lb rainbow on Ross Lake. Dougie McMurdo from Ashington was delighted with a 12lb 4oz rainbow from Ross Lake. Phil Grey from Alnwick landed a 10lb rainbow from Dunnydeer Lake. Colin Grey from Felling returned a 15lb rainbow caught on an Orange Blob. Rob Frame from West Denton and Peter Davison from New Hartley enjoyed great sport on Saturday, both netting 16 fish on Buzzers, F-Flies and Shipman’s. Rob said: “nice browns cruising the margins and great fun stalking them. Water gin clear and weed free." Rob also returned a 7lb rainbow. Evening sport proved successful for Nigel Smith from Wallsend catching his personal best 7lb rainbow from Chatton Lake. Best flies are Buzzers, Hare’s Ears, Hoppers, Klinkhamers, Diawl Bachs, F-Flies, Snatchers and various lures.
Chatton fishery will be open all night on Friday June 16. Come along anytime during the night. Fishing permits sold as normal.
Fishery closing at 9pm this week, open all night on Friday and 10pm closing Saturday evening.
Elinor Trout Fishery, Northamptonshire
Fewer anglers fished last week with the constant strong wind and the 115 anglers caught 386 fish of which 254 were returned. Boats couldn't go out on Tuesday and Wednesday and even from the bank good presentation was difficult. Rod average dropped to 3.3 but should improve with calmer winds. Huge numbers of damsels hatching with fish taking both nymphs and adults. Despite the rough conditions the water remains clear. Best methods have included dries, floating line with a washing-line or pulling lures near the surface. Best fish 7lb 1oz for Bryan Swain, from Brampton, on a Diawl Bach; 4lb 14oz Peter Brown, Cambridge, Damsel; 4lb 2oz Bryan Swain, Brampton, Diawl Bach; 4lb 6oz David Wood, Melton Mowbray, Olive Hopper; 3lb 13oz Kevin Saxton, Nottingham, boat. Best bank areas are the dam, east arm, boat bay, lagoon. Best boat areas are the dam, pylon point, east arm, and gravel bar. Best patterns are Olive or Brown Hopper, Red Cruncher/Diawl Bach, Olive CdC, Damsel, Fraser Nymph, Green Diawl Bach, Red Apps’, Tequila Booby, White/Olive Snakes.
Foremark Trout Fishery, Derbyshire
Some very wet and windy weather over the last week and on some days the boats did not get out. However, some of the brave souls who did venture out still managed to get some good sport. with some anglers opting to fish floating lines and dries or Buzzers, and the others fishing a little deeper on Damsels and Boobies. The water level remains high and the clarity is still very good. Some of the margins now have some light weed growth where pin fry are finding cover. Monday was a very wet day with few anglers on the water, but A. McPherson still managed a couple of very nice rainbows from his rain-sodden boat. On Tuesday N. Parks was the only one to step up to the challenge of trying to fish from the banks for the last four hours. Sadly no fish but well done for trying!
Wednesday morning and the wind was still blowing with the promise of lighter winds in the afternoon. The catches were a little patchy, as was to be expected after the previous day’s weather. Tony and Ruth Kirk dropped in for another session on the banks with their Olive Buzzers. A walk down to the area between Sun Blest and Bramble Bay saw Ruth catch eight and Tony six, the second week on the trot that Ruth has banked more than Tony. Season permit holder B. Burton also banked six fish on Buzzers and a Green Damsel. Derby County AC member Mr Price landed seven fish including two at around 4lb.
Thursday Derby County AC member N. Cozens followed advice and walked to Bramble Bay where he used deep-fished Buzzers on a dead drift and landed 10 trout. J. Scragg and his boat-partner fished Dry Bibio and took 12 fish. Friday’s top rod was S. Wilson He boat fished in Carver’s Arm and landed 10 trout including one blue trout on Damsel and Buzzers. Saturday Mr Scragg was back on the dry fly fishing down near the wires, boating 14 trout despite the swirling wind. On Sunday D. Merphy and his boat partner R. Cotterill landed 16 fish on a mix of methods including the washing-line, dries and floating fry.
Packington Trout Fishery, Warwickshire
Last week 26 rods caught 94 fish for an average of 3.61. It was a very quiet week with the wet weather followed by windy conditions putting people off. Those that made it found the fishing good with the anglers fishing from boats catching well, along with some parts of the bank. Steve Gowan of Knowle fished along the wires bank of Cocks Close and caught five fish on Black Buzzers fished on a floating line. This area has been the best over the past week. The biggest fish was a 9lb 8oz rainbow caught by fishery stalwart Rod Lacey of Nuneaton who was fishing from a boat on Cocks Close. It was the best of a 16 fish catch taken on a Diawl Bach on a floating line. Mr Troth fished from a boat on Cocks Close and caught eight fish to 4lb using small dries and Damsel Nymphs. On the Park Meadow pool, Harold Pritchett of Atherstone caught 10 fish to 4lb 8oz using Damsel Nymphs and Orange Blobs. The fishing will close on Cocks Close pool at the end of June for the summer break. There will be fishing available, subject to the weather, on the Park Meadow pool and anybody interested should call the office on 01676 522754 to get further details.
Toft Newton Trout Fishery, Lincolnshire
For the week-ending June 9 the 68 rods caught 231 trout for a rod average of 3.39. Some pretty horrid weather this week with high winds and heavy rain. Those that braved the conditions enjoyed some good sport, the best methods being either lightweight nymphs on a washing-line set-up or persevering with dries. A green-bodied Sedge was a sure winner and also an Unsinkable which is similar to a Shipman’s foamy buzzer in nature. The evening sport has really kicked off with huge sedge and buzzer hatches without the appearance of too many caenis just yet. Pin fry are now starting to show up, particularly in the boat ramp area. Pearly PTNs always used to be a good option to catch fish feeding on them and perhaps a small Sparkler Booby on the point to draw some attention. The best sport has still been from the bank although a spell of hot weather could see some fish head for deeper water.
We'd just like to stress the importance of filling in your catch return. There's a handful missing this week and this could have boosted the rod average. Even blanks are important as they all help with accurate re-stocking to try and give you the best possible angling experience.
Evening tickets are available from 5pm Thursday to Sunday – close 7.30pm prompt Monday to Wednesday.