Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk
What a fantastic week’s fishing. Many anglers catching in high single figures and if they didn't catch, they certainly saw the fish rising. Catch of the week went to Martin Smith who had 19 off the bank on Sunday on Bloodworms, Damsels and Blobs. Paul Smith had 11 off the boat on Saturday. Young Oliver Beck had 2lb rainbow. Best methods for boat and bank anglers have been dries or damp dries, washing-line with a FAB or Booby combined with Damsels. Water temperature is dropping and currently averaging around 16C. Another excellent stock of fish by West Acre Trout Farm. It is fantastic to get some wonderful feedback about the fishery and the quality of the fish. Next restock early October. Thanks to Ely Tri Club for another wonderful club triathlon at the fishery on Sunday.
Chatton Trout Fishery, Northumberland
Fantastic catches this week with fish up to 12lb coming to the net. Davie Parker from Wallsend enjoyed a great day of sport on Saturday catching 18 fish, returning a 12lb rainbow. Davie was using a slow glass with a Bloodworm and a Black Bunny Leech on the point. Andrew Taylor returned an approximate 9lb rainbow. Peter Temple from Wallsend landed a rainbow around 9lb from Ross Lake on a Black Buzzer. A hard-fighting 10lb rainbow was returned by John Pringle from Wooler. John had a great session catching 7 fish (lost 5) and had a double hook-up. The fishery will be closing at 7.30pm and 5pm on Saturday.
Elinor Trout Fishery, Northamptonshire
Big fish starting to show again at last. For the week September 10–16 the 144 anglers caught 271 fish of which 174 were returned. Best fish 7lb 14oz to Roger Bosence, from Corby, on a Rubber-leg Daddy from the boat; 6lb 12oz Ivor Fisher, Peterborough, Cat Booby, boat; 6lb 12oz Nigel Cheetham, Thrapston, Orange FAB, boat; 6lb 10oz Finbarr McSweeney, Rushden, Bloodworm; 5lb 12oz Adam Gumby, Leicester, Pink Blob, float-tube; 5lb 9oz Mike Brassett, Nether Heyford, boat; 5lb 8oz Darren Oram, Aldwincle, Black Snake, boat; 5lb 5oz Paul Laundon, Bedford, Olive Cruncher; 5lb 5oz Michael Goldsborough, Red Diawl Bach. Best bank areas are dam, boat bay, brookside, east arm. Boats - all areas holding fish. Best patterns are Red Diawl Bach, GRHE, Cruncher, small Damsel, wet Daddy, Black Hopper, black/green or white/green lure. Anglers are still having to work for their fish. Most are being caught in the top two foot and since Saturday there have been good numbers of 4lb-plus specimens caught. A few buzzers are hatching. If we get some rain there should be some daddies anytime now.
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. Bookngs/further info by email or telephone 01832 720786.
Foremark Trout Fishery, Derbyshire
This week Foremark was stocked with 550 fish weighing just under 2lb each. 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
Anglers who have moved around covering as much water as possible have reaped the rewards in what has been a very unsettled week weatherwise. Fish are still been taken off the surface with Daddies proving successful particularly on windy days. Thrunton welcomed the 'Fishing for Heroes' veterans at the weekend, all thoroughly enjoyed there day. Thanks to Lucy Bowden and Andy Richmond for guidance.
Rob Hopper from Durham released 7 fish on Long Crag using Diawl Bach and Buzzers. Dennis Hopper also from Durham released 4 on Long Crag and 4 on Coe Crag using a Copper Buzzer. P. Stone from Cramlington returned 4 to Long Crag with CDC patterns working well. Rob Hall from Morpeth landed 11 on Long Crag on a Bunny Leech. Steve Noble from Linton had a good day returning 4 off the bottom lake and one off the top lake with dries and Cormorants. Austin Churm from Newcastle released 11 fish on Coe Crag including a 6.8lb rainbow using Olive Buzzers. Long Crag proved to be prolific for Mick Brown from Bedlington netting 19 including a lovely 8lb brown on Buzzers. Rodney Burn from Morpeth had a successful day landing 10 fish using PTNs, Buzzers and Blobs. Pete Davidson from Blyth used Blobs, Buzzers and dries to land 15 fish between both lakes. Cramlington angler, Andy Cherry had 11 fish from Long Crag using dries and Buzzers. Fly box: Foam Daddies, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, Cormorants, Bunny Leeches, CDCs, Blobs and various dries. Open daily: 8.30am to 7.30pm. Saturday and Monday 5pm close.
Blackdyke Trout Fishery, Norfolk