Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk
Fish have been rising but catch results have been low in comparison to recent weeks. When the fish respond, they are still taking Bloodworms, Cat’s Whiskers and small Buzzers. Some fish are feeding on fry too. Next restock is December 11, but there are plenty of fish across the lake. Explore and execute all methods and you should enjoy good sport. The Fur and Feather event is on Sunday December 16 and promises to be a great day, call 07525 730447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Visit Facebook or our website for details.
Elinor Trout Fishery, Northamptonshire
For the week November 19 – 25 the 124 anglers caught 464 fish of which 399 were returned. Not quite as many anglers ventured out last week as the temperature dropped but the lodge end of the lake contin-ued to fish well with fish feeding on small buzzers. Size 14 or 16 Skinny Black Buzzers worked well in combination with a lightweight Red Apps’ on the point. Decent numbers of fry feeders along the dam. White Minkie or Minkie Booby scored. Some fish are also now being caught further afield from the dam with the gravel bar and shallow bay show-ing signs of switching on. Best fish 8lb 2oz Steve Quartley, London, Apps’ Bloodworm, boat; 7lb 2oz Alan Rennocks, Kettering, Black Buzz-er; 5lb 8oz Mal Broughton, Grantham, Ally McCoist, boat; 5lb 5oz Mr Longfield, Minkie; 5lb 3oz Lazloe Boden, Rothwell, Bloodworm, boat; 5lb 2oz Nigel Cheetham, Thrapston, Black Snake, boat; 5lb Paul Gil-lies, Desborough, boat; 4lb 15oz Brian Carter, Peterborough, Black Buzzer. Best bank and boat areas are boat bay and dam. Best patterns Apps’ Bloodworm, small Black Buzzer, Damsel, Red Diawl Bach, Pits-ford Pea, White Minkie, Cat’s Whisker, Black Snake.
The first pike fishing weekend produced jacks and four doubles, the best of which weighed 17lb 8oz caught by Dan Brackley on a lure.
Now the clocks have gone back half day tickets are valid 7am - 2pm or midday until dark.
Saturday December 29 is the C&R bank competition. £45 entry fee in-cludes fishing. £700 first prize! Cash prizes for top 5. Tackle prizes for 6th - 10th. Full details on Iain Barr Facebook or at the fishery.
Thrunton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
After the wet and windy weather at the start of the week the few unde-terred anglers were rewarded with some excellent bags, and fish were taken on various lures. However, moving toward the end of the week, still plenty of fish were taken high in the water, one angler even landing 8 fish on a Foam Beetle during his 5 hour session. Some nice brownies have been landed this week on both lakes, a lovely 6lb fish was landed from Coe Crag during the latter part of the week. Thrunton also wel-comed anglers from the Oddfellowes Angling Club who enjoyed their get together on Sunday,
Rob Hall from Morpeth had a 'good morning' landing 8 fish using a Yel-low Dancer. Josh Piper landed 16 fish between both lakes over his two visits to Thrunton this week using Blobs. Alec Harvey braved the condi-tions landing 14 fish between both lakes using Blobs and Bloodworms. Alex Ainslie from Craster used a Pink Fritz and Bloodworms to land 6 fish from Coe Crag. Alan Morton landed 10 fish between both lakes us-ing Blobs and Bloodworms and including a 15lb rainbow safely re-turned to Coe Crag. John Irving used red and white lures to land 6 fish between both lakes. Ian Fairgrieve had a 'good day' fishing a Foam Beetle to tempt 8 fish from Long Crag. Hadston angler, Matty Devine used lures to land 11 fish from Long Crag. Ray Wood from West Woodburn caught 9 fish from Coe Crag, one of which was a beautiful 6lb brownie. All of Ray’s fish were caught using a Gold Bloodworm. James Carr from Blyth returned 10 fish to Long Crag using Eggstacy Worms. Raymond Pringle from Morpeth used a Yellow Buzzer to tempt 9 fish to 10lb on Coe Crag. James Carr from Blyth safely released 10 fish to Long Crag using Eggstacy Worms. Rodney Burn released 10 fish, 5 from each lake, using Cat’s Whiskers and Bloodworms. Mick Brown from Bedlington had 16 fish on Diawl Bachs and Buzzers off Long Crag. Austin Churm returned 3 on each lake using lures. Best flies are Bloodworms, Yellow Dancers, Buzzers, Blobs and Foam Bee-tles. Fishery open daily 8.30am to 4pm.
Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk