Rod average 4.02
The hot weather has slowed down the sport a little and fewer anglers have ventured out. 153 Returns recorded 616 fish for a rod average of 4.02.
Boat anglers have enjoyed the best action in the main basin (not all around the aerators). Some found fish drifting off the dam buoys when the wind was in a northerly direction.
Bank fishing has been very interesting with some excitement, despite the hot conditions. Fish are showing really close in with some feeding in less than a few feet of water. Fish are feeding on shrimp, snails and this year’s fry with one or two feeding on damsel nymphs. Dry fly tactics are accounting for a good majority of fish with a mix of this year’s stock fish and Rainbows in the 3-4lb bracket being taken. Fish dries, orange, claret, red, hares ear and nymphs, with fry patterns now worth a try as the fry are now 1½ to 2¼ inches long. Good tactics for the fish in shallow water is to avoid wading when possible. Fish are being found along Sykes Lane to Whitwell front, the Normanton bank, Sailing Club right round to New Zealand Point, the Green Bank, Old Hall Point (and bay). Travel light and cover more water.
Many areas, boat angler wise (other than the main basin), will be dependent on the wind direction ie fish up wind to find the clearer, cooler water.
The best tactics for boat anglers are to fish lures large (tubes), small blobs, fabs, with nymphs, diawl bach, cruchers etc and various sinking lines.
Tuesday night boat league 2021
13 anglers entered week 10 of the Tuesday Night Boat League and recorded 20 fish. The best fish on the night was a 3lb 15oz Brown. The top four anglers in the league have now amassed more than 40 points apiece with only 4 points dividing the current leader and second place.
Tuesday Evening boat league – please ask at the lodge for more details
EFFA (by invitation) 21-22 July