112 rods caught a total of 492 trout for a rod average of 4.39
Nice steady sport is perhaps the best way to describe the last week, that said its fair to say its that time of year when we need to apply ourselves just a little more and on the whole do things a little ‘better’
A slightly more refined and considered approach is required and those prepared to scale down line and leader size certainly found the pick of the spoils. With such a diverse range of fly life around the fish are feeding well and at times extremely close to the bank, those choosing to stay on dry land fared better than those who went afloat – possibly the opposite of what might be considered normal for this time of year. On the business end of things small cdc shuttlecock emergers in a size 14 and a small hares ear in a size 16 took many fish though in truth any slight variants should do the trick provided they’re the right size.
Accurate casting has played a big part in a successful approach, the ability to put the flies just 2-3 feet in front of a moving fish will pay dividends and earn you more takes – doing all of the basics well will increase your chances of having a great day, make sure the end of your floating line isn’t sinking so that you’ve got the best contact with your flies and can lift off to re cast both quicker and with less disturbance.
We have another stocking of fish due from Olsten Trout this Friday 10/6/22 and these should offer more great sport into next week.
See you soon folks.