123 Anglers caught 360 fish for a rod average of 2.92
A week started with some promise and good settled weather soon turned abit less consistent and tested the resolve of anglers to the limit. A stiff north easterly breeze and bright sunshine for the second half of the week did little to maintain last weeks incredible rod average and those that fished from boat whilst slightly less comfortable probably enjoyed the better sport.
The brighter conditions saw some of the fish retreat a little deeper and sinking line tactics with the usual favourite lure patterns such as Cats Whisker, Concrete Bowl, Dawsons olive, Zonkers and Humungus.
Temperatures did remain consistent throughout the week and the buzzers certainly kept hatching throughout the week. Floating lines and olive buzzer patterns fished static caught fish when things got a little trickier and it was clear that ‘sticking at it’ was the way to.
The weather forecast for the next week looks much more settled with winds easing to a much more manageable strength and more cloud appearing – fish will more than likely feed higher in the water column with nymphs, buzzers and dries offering plenty of options to catch fish. We have a stocking of fish due tomorrow from our friends at Olsten Trout – these will average almost 2lb in weight each plus there’s a little bonus of a smattering of fish in the 3-4lb bracket too.
With a favourable week ahead of us its time to get back at it.