Ravensthorpe Reservoir week ending 16 September

4 months ago

Fish 232 (Season 4,631) Returns 31 (86) Rod average 7.4 (5.3)

The fishing has really picked up at Ravensthorpe on the boats and anglers are enjoying some great sport on the dries with others finding success just sub surface with blobs and nymphs. The rod average has maintained a distinct improvement at 7.4 fish this week and the water temperature and clarity are steadily improving.

Keith Bowen had eight fish on small black nymph patterns early in the week with Mike Osgood landing 12 on Tuesday with blob and buzzer combinations.

The fish are well up in the water and have been coming readily to foam daddies. Mr Finley had a cracking catch of 38 quality rainbows on Saturday; his fish were taken on blobs and various nymph patterns.

The dry fly served Mark Mathieson and Richard Slater well on Sunday when overcast conditions prevailed and the pair took plenty of fish on big reds, claret hoppers and claret bits.

The best boat sport is to be had drifting across the middle of the reservoir and main basin over the boils.

The bank fishing at Ravensthorpe is still a challenge with the dam the best prospect for fish. Bob Draper managed to winkle fish from the dam using his unique set up and emerging blobs.

Fishing Stats

Best Rainbow: 4lb.

Best boat areas: Drifts across the main basin.

Best bank areas:  The dam.

Midweek boat winner: Bob Smith.