75 anglers caught 493 trout (67 killed) for a rod average of 6.57
Windy weather made for a slightly quieter week than we would have liked, the fishing however remained fabulous as Tofts trout gorged on the massive profusion of buzzers throughout the levels of the water column. Both black and olive buzzer imitations played a big part in catches and as lots of quality trout made their way to the landing nets of our anglers.
We spooned several fish this week to help us to ‘match the hatch’ and you can see from the pictures that they were certainly feeding very well indeed – the majority of the sport has been with floating lines and imitative types of flies – the real ‘cream’ of the seasons fishing – its literally buzzer soup out there!
In terms of the finer points tactically, teams of flies are certainly proving productive, buzzer patterns ‘straight lined’ and STATIC are certainly the way forward, on days when the fish are a little higher up changing the point fly to a small booby will keep the flies in the upper layers for longer meaning that you will be showing your flies to more fish for a longer period of time. We’ve been lucky to see lots of fish rising this week and suspender buzzer patterns, shuttlecock cdc and foam daddy longlegs have all fetched fish to the net, again crucially fishing ultra slow or static would appear to be the key to success.
On Saturday we had a group from Donington Angling Club near Boston to have their first Flyfishing lesson, its safe to say that they had a great time and caught some fish too, we even managed a short video of Phil landing his first fish on a dry fly ably assisted by club chairman Paul Slater who leant a hand with the net.
The Toft Classic is back this year on Sunday the 30th of October 2022! It’s a very similar format to last years incredibly successful event and we are taking bookings NOW. To make your booking please call the fishery office and pay your entry fee on 01673 878453
Entry fee: £50 payable in advance (non refundable) Fishing fees: £20 payable on the day.
This is limited likely to fill up fairly quickly and NO PLACES WILL BE SAVED OR CONFIRMED WITHOUT PAYMENT OF THE ENTRY FEE (NON REFUNDABLE).
We look forward to a great turn out.
Get booking now folks!
Biggest fish £300
Additional Tackle prizes will be confirmed in due course.
We look forward to seeing you soon folks.