Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk
A few rainbow were caught on Buzzers this week but things have still been fairly quiet. A much better week predicted this week since the restock on Monday September 10 and we are hoping for better activity especially with the cloudier and cooler forecast. A reminder that Blackdyke is closed on Sunday September 16 until 2pm for a corporate event. Also, September is the last chance for the Summer Evening Special, 18.00 – 21.00, 1 fish ticket £10.
Chatton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
Many good catches this week with fish up to 8lb coming to the net. Rob Frame from West Denton and Peter Davison from New Hartley enjoyed great sport on Saturday, each catching 18 fish, Peter also caught 18 fish on his second visit to the fishery on Sunday. Rob commented on some 'nice lumps' among their catches. Flies working were Shipman’s Buzzers, Daddies, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, Bloodworms and Zonkers. Stew Younger from Blyth caught 16 fish on Diawl Bachs. Andy 'Pandy' Saunders from Rushyford caught 12 fish using Buzzers. Davie Parker from Wallsend caught 18 fish on Buzzers and dries. Diawl Bachs were working for Ken Glenton from Ashington who caught 12 fish. John Thompson (Tonka) from Belford kept 5 fish and returned 3 using Diawl Bachs. Matty Divine from Hadston caught fish on all 3 lakes, 12 fish caught in total using Damsels and Diawl Bachs. R. Boyd from Dalkieth caught 10 fish on lures/dries. J. Smith from Hawick also caught 10 fish on dries. The fishery will be closing at sharp 8pm this week and 5pm on Saturday. All three lakes are stocked every week.
Elinor Trout Fishery, Northamptonshire
For the week September 3 – 9 the 144 anglers caught 396 fish of which 308 were returned. Best fish 7lb 10oz to Alan Rennocks, from Kettering, on a Bloodworm from the boat; 5lb 12oz Andrius Papeika, Northampton, Pink Snake, boat; 5lb 8oz John Sharman, Whittlesey; 5lb 8oz Steve Loveridge, Kettering, Hare’s Ear, boat; 5lb 2oz Lazloe Boden, Rothwell, Muddler, boat. Best bank areas are dam and boat bay. Boats doing best at dam and down middle. Best patterns are Black Hopper, wet Daddy, Muddler, Hare’s Ear, Black Buzzer, red Diawl Bach, Candy FAB, black/green or white/green lures. Elinor is showing signs of jumping back to life. On calmer days there are plenty of fish surface feeding but strong winds on Friday, Saturday, Sunday did hamper sport. Best methods for boat and bank anglers have been dries or damp dries, washing-line with a FAB or Booby combined with Buzzers, pulling lures/Snakes on a floater or intermediate. Water temperature is down to 16.5C and the algae continues to diminish.
Elinor will be holding three weekends when anglers can fish for pike from boats: November 24 & 25; December 8 & 9; December 22 & 23. Fishing is 7.30am until dark. Lures or sea deadbaits only. Payment in advance to secure booking. Single angler boat £27.50. Two anglers boat £45. Bookings/further info by email or telephone 01832 720786.
Foremark Trout Fishery, Derbyshire
This week Foremark was stocked with 550 fish weighing just under 2lb. The week’s weather comprised of cloud, drizzle, some rain and sunny periods. The water temperature crept up to 18C and then settled down at 17C. Number 1 buoy to number 2 buoy and beyond to the aerators and number 3 buoy continue to be the hotspots. Significant to watch out for are wind lanes across the reservoir since these tend to produce the fish. A boat still offers the significant advantage to the angler. Mr D. Wilton caught 4 fish from a boat on a Black Gnat on Monday. On Tuesday the bag of fish for the week was caught by Allen Topping who landed 20 to the boat primarily on an Orange Blob fished subsurface with a medium/fast retrieve. He caught in the hotspot areas and within the cascade. Mr A. Read of Derby County Angling Club on Thursday caught 5 on a Diawl Bach. On Friday Scotty Wilson caught 12 to the boat while Paul Walker returned a catch of 8 fish. On Saturday Ricky Cotterill recorded a catch of 10 fish noting the fish were basically on the water surface and he used various flies. On Sunday a last 4-hour bank angler caught 1 fish off of the dam wall near the white post using a Hare’s Ear nymph. Weekly stats: Number rods: 48. Trout taken: 29. Number trout released: 71. Total catch: 100. Weekly rod average: 2.1.
Thrunton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
After the first few signs of autumn beginning to show, fish are continuing to become more active. As the week progressed, and the heavy downpours and cooler conditions began to freshen up the lakes, there was a noticeable difference in the numbers of fish moving and feeding on the surface. Anglers who fished during the middle part of the week saw what seemed to be a continuous hatch of sedges throughout the day, which proved to be great sport. Fish of the week goes to Ken Ward from Cramlington who landed a magnificent 7lb brown trout from Long Crag. He used Beadies to finish with 4 fish. Cramlington angler Les Dinsmore used Daddies to land 6 fish from Coe Crag. Colin Smith from Gateshead safely returned 5 fish to Long Crag using emergers. Ray Wood from West Woodburn used Diawl Bachs to also return 5 fish to Long Crag. Swarland angler C. Parks landed 6 fish using Daddies and Sedges, 4 of his fish weighed in at 8lb 6oz. Kevin Dinning safely returned 10 fish during his morning session. John Callender from Prudhoe had his first visit to Thrunton this week and landed 5 fish from Coe Crag using a GRHE. R. Thompson from Dunbar had some ‘good sport’ using Daddies, landing 10 fish between both lakes. I. Callow also safely released 10 fish between both lakes using Daddies and Buzzers.
Jim Burtle from Newcastle safely returned 8 fish between both lakes using Shipman’s and Crunchers. Michael Hall from Cramlington safely released 13 fish to Long Crag using Hoppers, Buzzers and Sedges. Andy Cherry also from Cramlington returned 7 fish to Coe Crag using dries. Top flies are Daddies, Sedges, GRHE, Diawl Bachs, emergers, Buzzers, Black Gnats and Bloodworms. Open daily 8.30am to 8pm. Saturday and Monday 5pm close.
Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk