Fishing report and News 25/4/22 – 01/5/22

98 rods caught 739 trout for a rod average of 7.54

A real bumper week again!

As we slip into May the season is well and truly in full swing and the fish obliging on the whole to the imitative approach employed by most of the anglers. Those that have fared best seemed to be the ones that could spot when to change depths, during brighter spells dropping deeper seemed to be a decent way to keep catching a few fish.

In keeping with the general time of year and exceptional weather we have been having floating lines are covering the vast majority of the fishing. Shuttlecock cdc patterns have done well however on days when youre getting refusals its worth changing to lightweight nymphs and letting them fall slowly in front of the fish. during spells of brighter weather when the sun is out its worth fishing nymph and buzzer patterns a touch deeper, this should help during the more difficult spells. as always you can never rule out one of the many great early season lures on an intermediate line and its a great change or standby method for if sport slows on your first choice approach.

It was great to see our Wheelyboat ‘Toft Princess’ in use twice over the last week. Ricky Varley needs no introduction to many of you and had a red letter day at the early part of the week with most of his fish coming to small emergers of size 14 and 16 hooks. On Saturday another long time Toft angler Dave Nuttall was ably assisted by his son Matt, they too had a memorable day fishing straight lined buzzers a few feet down, Matt commented that fishing totally static was the key.

Dave Nuttall in action on a strong Toft fish.

When targeting Tofts surface feeders its sometimes worth fining the leader down slightly, this can sometimes lead to fish taking more confidently and ultimately more fish in the net.

As the daylight hours lengthen again were also extending our opening hours on Thursdays through to Sundays inclusive. Our Monday to Wednesday hours will remain at 0800-1800hrs with Thursday-Sunday changing to 0800-2030hrs.

Lastly entries for this years Toft Classic have began to gain more momentum and to reserve your place you need to pay your entry fee (non refundable) by calling the fishery office on 01673 878453.

We look forward to seeing you all soon

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