Chatton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
The Fishing for Bradley Fundraiser held on Saturday August 19 and raising funds for Neuroblastoma UK has raised £5000 to date. The generosity and kindness of everyone has been overwhelming...thank you. Sport had definitely improved this week with hard fighting quality fish coming to the net. Peter Davison from Blyth caught 18 fish including a double on Buzzers. Gordon Swain from Dipton released 18 fish. David Kay from Morpeth caught 12 fish on his visit. Davie Parker from Wallsend caught 18 on dries. Peter Brack from Ashington caught 11 fish on Buzzers and lures. Malcolm McKenzie from Cramlington caught 9 fish on Spiders and black and green lures. S. Fish from Gateshead caught 9 fish using Buzzers and Zonkers. Brian Davis from Dudley caught a double-figure rainbow from Dunnydeer Lake. Ryan (aged 7) from Wooler landed his first-ever rainbow, caught on an orange lure. The fishery is closing at 8pm this week and 5pm on Saturday.
Elinor Trout Fishery, Northamptonshire
For the week August 28 - September 3 the 108 anglers caught 324 fish of which 243 were returned. Rod average has crept up to 3 although boat fishing has been more consistent than from the bank. Water clarity is much better with most of the lake free of algae apart from right at the bottom of the wind. There are plenty of fish rising on calmer days with a reasonable hatch of buzzers plus sedges in the evening. Stocking continues weekly and if the water temperature continues to fall the fishing will take off. Best fish 6lb 4oz to Mr G. Curtis from the boat; 5lb 13oz to Alan Rennocks, Kettering, Black Buzzer, boat; 5lb 8oz for Dave Crowhurst, Wellingborough, white/green lure, boat; 5lb 4oz to Pete Welch, Boston, black/green Fritz, boat; 5lb 2oz for Darren Oram, Aldwincle, Red Diawl Bach, boat; 5lb to Steve Cracknell, St Neots, Tequila FAB, boat. Best bank areas are the east arm, boat bay, dam. Most areas are producing fish for the boat anglers. Best patterns are
Red Cruncher/Diawl Bach, Black Buzzer, Hothead Damsel, Brown Hopper, Tequila FAB, white/green or black/green lures.
Foremark Trout Fishery, Derbyshire
The reservoir is continuing to fill, albeit slower than before, and the water temperature has remained steady at 16 degrees C. The aerators are now operational and the fish have continued to focus around the boils. Fish are feeding spasmodically on the fry within the pontoon basin and off the dam and there are plenty of fish to be found around the sailing club boat, numbers 1 and 2 buoys and the main basin. Bank anglers have found the fishing very challenging but the signs of the fish starting to feed on the fry bodes well for the future. The few hardy souls who ventured out have been rewarded with a few takes along the area up to Verdun’s Point and on or around Hut Point. Dry fly fishing is providing the best overall catch returns on the boats but a fast glass intermediate is doing the business from the shore.
On Bank Holiday Monday, season ticket holder Ricky Cotterell caught 8 fish on a home-tied version of a dry Bibio but Tuesday saw harder conditions with only 3 fish landed. Overcast conditions and a light wind together with intermittent showers on Wednesday brought the fish on the feed. Mike Reid kitted himself out with a 5wt set-up and proceeded to land 11 fish from the aerator area on a Black Hopper Popper, while Mr Scragg landed 3 from the Flamingo Bay area on his Bibio dry. The sunny weather returned on Thursday and although the rod average fell a little the bank produced some fish from the sailing club pontoon area and up to Verdun’s Point on a small Cormorant with a fast glass line being fished by Mr Skelton. Paul Walker managed 5 from the boils on a Minkie Booby and Gordon Richards caught a couple on a Sedge pattern. Friday saw Mr Tombs catch 4 on dries but the sunny weather slowed the catch rate down again. Saturday saw a visit from Ruth and Tony Kirk who landed 3 fish on Daddies and Tadpoles but they lost a number in the roving boat they chose. Regrettably the week finished poorly with only 2 fish being caught on Sunday.