127 rods caught 1123 trout for a rod average of 8.84
WOW! Simply wow!, a fantastic week at Toft with the best turnout of the season so far and fabulous fishing to match. There has really been something for everyone with all methods finding a few fish at one time or another. It has to be said that sport was very much a nymph fishers dream, floating or ‘tip’ style lines provided great catches and a full array of our usual patterns such as Organza’s, Diawl Bach, Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail plus the usual array of Buzzers. For the anglers liking a more active style of fishing, intermediate lines and long tailed damsels have found a few fish and for the ‘pure’ amongst you the dries have certainly put fish in the net with a Palamino Midge pattern doing the business for Tony Smith during a boat session. tony was part of a group from Nottinghamshire police organised by Simon Peck and its fair to say they all had a lovely days fishing as you can see from the short video clip.
We’ve also been busy showing newcomers the ropes over the last week and Aiden Taylor enjoyed a session catching his first trout – infact he didnt just stop there, he went on to catch 6 using nymphs on a floating line, a really good effort.
Mark Sharples from Caistor came for his first fly fishing experience, whilst the fish was a touch trickier Mark really got to grips with casting and its safe to say hews a natural. He too managed his first fish under the watchful eye – please excuse my lack of coordination whilst juggling the video and the net simultaneously.
With plenty of buzzers now hatching the fish are really having a proper feed and its now time to get to Toft and enjoy some action. Just on a parting shot ive copied in a few words on general practice so that we can all enjoy great sort together….
1. Catch and release – please keep fish in the water in the net – DO NOT bring them onto the concrete where they’re likely to get damaged.
2. Boats – Toft has undergone an enormous investment over the last couple of years and our fleet of coulam boats is our pride and joy – our facilities must be on a par with just about anywhere else in the Uk and we’d like to keep it that way – unfortunately I keep hearing anchor chains rattling unceremoniously against the gunwales when the anchor just gets chucked over the side – please lower them in carefully so that you don’t damage our boats – if you can’t do that then please fish the bank instead.
3. Boat bookings – please use the online booking platform https://www.tofttrout.com/booking-options/ to book boats or ring the fishery office number – please do not ring our mobiles to book boats – this is to prevent over booking and avoid disappointment – we can’t do this if we’re out and about.
As always it’s been great to see so many of you and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.