Rod average 3.4
Fishing this week has continued to improve with boat anglers reporting some exciting sport. The weather has been a major factor. Overcast skies and brisk winds have made it perfect for drifting, covering a lot of the reservoir in search of quality trout. Wind permitting, the north shore has been the favoured area with plenty of fish showing from Church Bay right up towards the Willows. There is a large weed bank in this area which is holding lots of snails hence the presence of large pods of trout.
The fish are right up in the water, literally an inch or so down, so the favoured method has been to use fry imitations or poppers as they are more commonly known. Literally plopping the fly on the water then plop, plop plopping it across the surface. It’s fantastic sport and very exciting when a bow wave appears behind, caused by a frenzied trout desperate to seize the offering.
Catching on dries has also been productive, wind permitting. Big reds, Bob’s Bits and Foam Daddies would all be worth trying.
Those that have struggled have relented and have succumbed to fishing the Boils and the Inlet. Both continue to produce fish but it can get very busy and frantic at times.
Fishing from the bank is still quite a challenge but an improvement on last week with reports of fish coming from The Dam, G Buoy, Willows and Deep Water Point. Shrimp patterns, diawl bachs, hares ears with a FAB on the point and presented correctly will always catch fish. Autumn is just around the corner so that only means one thing – shrimp frenzy.