73 rods caught 383 trout for a rod average of 5.24.
Firstly my apologies for a few less updates over the last week or so as I’ve been catching up on some annual leave.
Its great to come back and catch up on the recent form at Toft and here angling tales and experiences from several of you whom have been out just lately. One of the stand out highlights of the season so far surely has to be the amount of great weather we have had and so many days that have offered us very good fishing conditions indeed – in actual fact I’ve attached a screenshot of the forecast for the next 3 days and apart from an occasional shower it looks to be another great week.
The sheer number of fish that can be seen rising at Toft has been astronomical this season and for most of the time your tactics should mimic this – small nymph and dry fly or emerger patterns continue to lead the way and fish can be caught within only a few yards of the bank at present. when targeting these fish close in its paramount that you keep the flies up high in the water – its worth taking the heavy fluorocarbon and replacing it with something lighter – I’ve been recently using the Vision extreme+ tippet material with is a fluoro coated type of material so it doesn’t sink as quickly as 100% fluoro, it seems to off er the best of both worlds – great diameter, very reasonably priced and really strong.
With such a variety of fly life around it pays to have different fly patterns to cover the different food types available to the fish. Current fly hates are Buzzers, Sedges, Midges and Daddy Longlegs and fly patterns should include Shuttlecock Cdc, Polywing Caddis, Daddies (the Fario ones are brilliant!) and Palamino. There is also an abundance of Shrimp and Fry in Toft too and suitable imitations should be in your box all of the time, we should also shortly see a lot more Damselflies hatching out and the usual olive marabou type nymphs can be killers on the right day.
We’d like to send out our thanks to those that have already paid their entry fee for this years Toft Newton Classic on Sunday 30th October 2022, there’s still plenty of time for the rest of you but you MUST ring and pay your entry fee to secure your place, we cannot hold places without payment I’m afraid folks.
We added another stocking of approximately 250 fine quality rainbows yesterday (30/5/22) from Olsten Trout, sadly there’s no video this week as my phone decided to freeze part way through recording.
With the coming few days looking really good its time for you all to enjoy some sport – were getting pretty busy with lessons too and anyone wishing to further their angling is urged to get in touch.
See you soon folks.