Fishing report and news 7/3/22 – 13/3/22

57 rods caught a total 0f 219 trout for a rod average of 3.84

Its fair to say that the boats enjoyed some fabulous sport with the majority of the fish being out in deeper water – that said the last couple of days with some warmer weather have seen a distinct upturn in the fortunes of bank anglers.

From the boats, anglers found sunk line tactics to be by far the most effective method with smallish black and olive lures and boobies on Di5 type lines being by far and away the best option. to get the most out the method you should count the line down to different depths until you find where the fish are holding, vary the retrieve again until you find the most effective style on the day. Many fish have been coming on the hang at the end of the retrieve and adding a line marker to your sinking line will help you to know when its time to hang the flies bringing those extra takes and fish throughout the day. to make a line marker simply make a a short whipping from fly tying floss and superglue it in place – i like 2 on my lines at around 10′ and 20′ from the tip of the line – you’ll feel the markers when the reach the rod tip making you much more prepared for takes close in.

A line marker is a great idea on sinking lines….

The tactics from the bank vary from those in the boats – largely due to the fact that you’re fishing in shallower water. a floating line teamed with a small tequila fab on the point, black buzzer in the middle and organza diawl bach on the top dropper have served me fairly well of late – as always keep on the move until you find some fish, with some buzzers now hatching in this warmer weather of the last few days were starting to see a few more fish beginning to rise in the warmest part of the day from lunchtime onwards.

Yesterday we stocked another 200 really fabulous quality rainbows from Olsten Trout, were a long way in front of stocking numbers from the same time last year – obviously last year was a somewhat later start due to covid and lockdowns!

The better weather has certainly fetched a few more of you out this week and is great to see a record uptake on season tickets this year, the great fishing weather cant be far away and it was great to see some fish rising as I prepared to lock up last night. spring is officially only a few days away, the oyster catches have arrived – you’ll hear their distinct calls and I get the feeling a springtime bonanza is only round the corner – 2022 is going to be special folks, make sure you’re on that journey with us.

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