Fish 409 (Season 24,025) Returns 167 (4,796) Rod average 2.44 (5.0)
Needless to say the weather played a really big part last week with temperatures rising through the week to reach a record 35 Celsius on Thursday. By the weekend we were experiencing heavy rain, torrential at times, and much cooler temperatures.
Ron Holroyd and Nigel Milner came across feeding fish in the shallows of the north arm and managed a very creditable 14 fish all on dries last Tuesday despite the hot conditions. Season ticket holder Malcolm Janik, who is enjoying another exceptional season, came off the water with six excellent Rainbows for around 18lb, also on Tuesday.
As the week progressed and the heat intensified fewer anglers ventured out. The weather broke on Friday with prolonged rain at the weekend and a change in wind direction from south westerly through to north west/ westerly, carrying the coloured water onto the south shore.
With cooler weather and more rain forecast this week head to areas with an off shore wind with clearer water. One advantage is the potential for an increase in the number of daphnia in the water.
Members and former members of the RAF fished in very wet conditions on Sunday, finding fish in the Old Hall areas with double hook up’s occurring on what felt like an autumnal day with very low light conditions. The Greylags won by 13lb 12oz.
Tuesday Evening Boat League week 11
Rod numbers were down due to the heat, despite this 13 anglers fished with seven anglers catching 13 fish. Top rod was Chris Evans with three fish for 7lb 4 5/8oz. In second place was Chris Binley who had the biggest fish on the night with a 3lb 2¾oz Rainbow. Three anglers tied for third place with Gary Cooper, Graham Measures and Ady Naylor each recording a 2lb fish.
This year’s league is one of the closest battles for years with only one point dividing current leader Keith Jones on 52 points and Chris Evans in second place with 51 points. Rich Cooper lies in third place with 47 points.
This popular league runs to 27 August.
Best Rainbow: 3lb 2¾oz taken by Chris Binley.
Bank – Dry fly, nymphs and fry patterns worth a try.
Boat –As for bank but include midge tips, washing line, diawl bach, hares ear and blobs.
Best boat areas: Bottom of both arms, seek the clearer water.
Best bank areas: Sykes Lane, Normanton, New Zealand Point to Sailing Club, Stockie Bay, Old Hall Bay.
Mid week boat winner: Neil Walker of Bury St Edmunds.
Water temperature: 19C
Tuesday Night Boat League extended to 27 August.
Anglian Water Lochstyle 4 man team match 31 August
England Ladies 31 August & 1 September.
Anglian Water Rudder Match 14 September.
WaterAid competition 19 September
Anglian Water Airflo International Final 7-9 October
Anglian Water Autumn Pairs Rudder & non rudder 12 October
Beginners courses: 4,10,25 & 31 August; 8,14,22 & 24 September; 4,13,18 & 26 October and throughout the season.
Boat handling courses: 8 August; 3 September; 16,21 & 30 October and throughout the season.