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We have seen some good fish at Ravensthorpe this week with the best Rainbow weighing 9lb taken on a hot tail zonker, proving that Ravensthorpe is by no means a lost cause if you stick to the right method and persevere.
The rod average at Ravensthorpe is on the up at 3.2 this week and despite colour in the water fish are rising freely to dries consistently across the middle of the reservoir.
Those anglers who fished short casts from a drifting boat, in the middle of the reservoir, with black or claret hoppers or small foam daddies have been rewarded with some great sport. Some anglers have been landing 10 to 15 fish in just three hours fishing. Other effective patterns are black and peacock spider and ginger quill fished dry.
The fish in Ravensthorpe are in superb condition and fighting fit with full tails and fins, the average size of rainbows is between three and four lb but there are plenty of bigger fish still swimming about and feeding.
One of our anglers took a lovely nine pound rainbow on Saturday on a Hot Tailed Zonker pattern and big fish have been seen patrolling the weed beds in search of fry.
Bank fishing at Ravensthorpe is challenging but not impossible. Fish must be targeted amongst the weed beds and then kept high in the water when hooked.