Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk
It's tough with warm weather and warm water far from ideal trout fishing conditions. Fish are still rising early mornings and evenings so take advantage of the summer evening special – 18.:00 to 21.00 (one fish) which will run until July 31. Blackdyke will then be closed from August 1, 2017 and reopen Monday September, 4, 2017. During this time, much needed site and lake maintenance will take place. Whilst the lake is well stocked, even though fishing is slow, should the weather be favourable, a large restock will be ordered for the beginning of September.
Chatton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
The fish of the week was caught by Trevor Wadds from Longframlington who returned a 12lb 8oz rainbow to Ross Lake. Trevor caught 10 fish using dries, Diawl Bachs and Bloodworms. Thank you to all the instructors who attended the Open Day at Chatton on Saturday. The weather was very cruel but didn't spoil the day. Best flies this week have been Buzzers, Bloodworms, nymphs and dries. The Chatton Ladies Angling Club are meeting on Saturday July 22 at 9.30am in the lodge. A £20 ticket includes fishing permit, lunch and tuition if required, £5 for children
The fundraising competition being held on Saturday 19 August in memory of Bradley Lowery is filling up fast. All funds raised will go to the Neuroblastoma Fund. A £35 entry fee includes fishing, lunch, barbecue after the competition and participants are very welcome to continue fishing after the barbecue until 10pm. Prizes for the winners and fantastic raffle prizes. There will also be a bucket collection and £500 needs to be raised for Jim Tuck and Roger Brown (Chatton Fishery owner) to dive into Chatton Lake at the end of the day – Jim in a tutu and Roger in a kilt! Please ring the fishery 01668 215226 to book a place for a fantastic cause. Donations can be made using www.justgiving.com Anthony Meadows, Anthony's Fishing For Bradley page, fundraising for Neuroblastoma UK.
Toft Newton Trout Fishery, Lincolnshire
For the week-ending July 14 the 77 rods caught 260 trout for a rod average of 3.38. An improvement on the last fortnight with generally better fishing conditions with some slightly cooler breeze and cloudier skies. Daytime sport seems to have been best for some reason, perhaps the evening rises are happening right at last knockings - that said the duller light conditions of evening fishing can be a welcome bonus after a bright day. Dries such as Sedges, Hoppers and Shipman’s on a floater are all taking plenty of fish. The washing-line is the other stand-out method with a small Booby on the point and Crunchers or Flashback Diawl Bachs on the droppers, the shallower you fish it the better. From either boat or bank it's imperative that you keep on the move, boat anglers should fish on the drift using a drogue in windier weather, bank anglers should move every 15 minutes and keep covering groups of rested fish. The boats have probably edged it in terms of the best sport and as such are getting busy, please remember to book boats in advance to avoid disappointment. Toft’s water quality remains excellent and clear, anglers are urged to approach weedy areas with some thought and can enjoy some brilliant sport around the back of the weed beds with some fantastic quality fish putting in an appearance.