Boats have been fishing well despite the conditions, lots of fish are being taken in open water with quality rainbows up to 3-4lb being caught in the
Main basin, Gibbets to New Zealand Point and Sailing Club. Manton Bay produced very well to dry fly. Some anglers reported multiple catches of 20 -30.
Best methods have been short lining (Scottish Loch Style); on the drift has worked very well with nymph/dry/lure combinations with fish high or just below the surface on most days.
Bank anglers are finding fish at various times of the day, in some areas, producing fish. Early evening is coinciding with fish moving to hatches of Caenis and Sedge which are short lived and lasting only a few hours around 5-6pm. Carrot Creek has seen fish moving late on.
Barnhill Creek, Sailing Club and New Zealand Point have been the best areas to try.
Nymphs and dries are the best tactics on the bank.
A further 2,000 fish have been stocked this week bringing the season total to 51,760.
Please remember that all catch returns must be submitted at the end of the day (Day ticket holders) or week (season ticket holders - freepost address in your season book to post returns including "did not fish" weeks), or email to firstname.lastname@example.org