Rod average 3.24
A relatively mixed bag last week with the extreme weather we experienced somewhat hampering consistent fishing. As to be expected at this time of year the main basin provided the most consistent sport with long open water drifts from W buoy to V buoy holding good quality Rainbows. The fish in the basin are still relatively high in the water with intermediate lines being the favourite; blob/booby combinations with cormorants and dabblers have been successful. Anglers fishing the boils took good numbers of fish with lures such as snakes and humungus favoured.
The weed beds down both of the arms have provided quality Rainbows to dries although interestingly some of the fish taken have contained plenty of this year’s fry. A change to fry patterns subsurface has seen a change of fortune for some anglers when dries hadn’t been getting the offers expected. Hideaway, Cattle Trough and Lax Hill down the south have produced and Transformer, Burley Reaches and Dickensons Bay down the North Arm.
Bank anglers have reported fish early and late, particularly at Tim Appletons and Transformer, Carrot Creek side of Armley Wood and in between Carrot Creek and Barnhill Creek.
A further 3,000 Rainbows were stocked last week into the South Arm taking the season’s total to 54,760.
Don’t forget our sunset ticket option for an evening on the bank - £12 (1fish+c&r) from 6pm. Available from the ranger’s office (cash only).
Beginners Courses:16,22 & 30 August; 4,6,12,20 & 23 September and other dates throughout the season. Please call lodge on 01780 686441.