Ravensthorpe Rainbow record smashed!
So the big news this week at Ravensthorpe Water is that the rainbow trout record has been broken by a 17lb 15oz fish caught on Saturday morning. Ravensthorpe bank regular Kevin Daykin tempted the massive fish from Monger Bank on a floating line with a black and green mini snake pattern. The fight lasted at least 10 minutes with the fish taking Kevin down to the backing several times. The fish beats Reg Belham’s 16lb 13½oz fish which was caught back in 2002.
Several other notable double figure fish were caught this week. Alan Duffin took a 13lb 5oz rainbow from the same area as the record fish on a bloodworm pattern on Tuesday. Martin Foster caught a 13lb 13oz fish from a boat in front of the lodge buoys on an intermediate line and a Pitsford Pea on the same day.
We continue to stock large specimen fish including many in to double figures at Ravensthorpe and if targeting a real monster trout is your thing it is worth knowing that there is a fish bigger than the new record swimming around in Ravensthorpe somewhere.
Mick Griffin and John Smith had 19 fish to the boat last Tuesday and Alan Duffin caught 11 from Monger bank on buzzers on Thursday. Neil and Graham from our retail team were out again on the boat at Ravensthorpe on Friday and struggled at first but then found the fish in front and along the Dam. Graham employed a di3 sweep line and black and green lures to account for 35 fish and Neil was on a di5 and managed to land 15; depth and a steady smooth retrieve were essential for success.
The rod average has dipped a bit to 7.9 this week but this is due to strong winds scuppering the boat fishing and making casting from the bank nigh on impossible over the weekend.
Best Rainbow: 17lb 15oz taken by Kevin Daykin.
Best boat areas: Main basin, Catwalk Corner.
Best bank areas: Monger bank, (platforms 3-5).
Midweek boat winner: Steve White.