Fishing report and news 7th-13th January 2022

48 rods caught 195 trout of which 18 were killed giving a rod average of 4.06.

Last week was certainly one of mixed fortunes and those that took to the boats definitely enjoyed the best of the sport. Anglers venturing afloat generally used sunk line tactics with lure patterns such as Snakes, Humungus, Fritz Lures, Damsels and Boobies. Vary the retrieve as always until you find how the fish want it.

Those anglers fishing the bank have mainly stuck to Tofts ‘Bay’ area between the draw off tower and the boat ramp – it seems to have been a particular hotspot for the last few weeks with fish probably being held there by slightly warmer more sheltered water. A few fish have certainly now moved down the south bank with the area around the life buoy about half way to the yellow pipe seeming to hold a few fish. those fishing from the bank should use intermediate lines with lure patterns or on less windy days floating lines with washing line tactics.

On a much sadder note I unfortunately report the passing over the weekend of a long time Toft angler John Eaton of Horncastle. John will be remembered by a great many around Toft, he always adorned a smile and and very buoyant outlook on life, it was always great to stop and have a chat on the bank with him and share flies, stories and experience, our thoughts go to Johns family at this sad time.

John Eaton (centre) from Horncastle – a nicer chap you could not meet.

We added a top up of 250 fish last Monday 7/2/22 and our next stocking is due this coming Wednesday 16/2/22. These have come from our local supplier Olsten Trout limited and were perhaps some of the best looking stock fish we have ever seen.

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

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