Fish 506 (Season 7,599) Returns 129(1,566) Rod average 3.92 (4.85)
Water temperatures decreased this week leading to an upturn in sport for anglers resulting in a healthy August rod average of 3.92 for the week. The boats have provided most of the sport this week with bank anglers having to fish early or late in the day in general.
The fish in the main basin came to life providing anglers with plenty of sport particularly from the Blue Pipes to Fantasy Island. Di3/di5 have been favourite lines with pulling tactics the most consistent approach with blobs and FABS or snakes, white being a popular colour.
In overcast conditions anglers reported taking fish very close to the bank in the Blue Pipes area which is good news for bank anglers, these fish moved out on days where the sun broke through. For the last couple of weeks the buoy line of the dam has also seen good numbers of fish taken. Open water along the Normanton car park frontage into Church Bay has also been a good drift. With the rain of last week water has been pumped into the reservoir with fish congregating in the 18 -19 buoy area off the Sailing Club in open water. Rudder anglers have been successful with long drifts in the basin picking up fish consistently.
38 members of GWFFA, RWFF and Invicta fished a friendly catch and release competition on Sunday producing a rod average of 3.56. The main basin produced the best bags with the top rod recording 12 fish and 3 anglers with 9 fish respectively.
From a club perspective Invicta pipped GWFFA with a total of 55 fish vs 53 and RWFF recorded 28.
Prospects look good with fish very active in the main basin and fry are starting to congregate in numbers around the vast weed beds and margins of the reservoir.
Please note that we are not currently permitting 3 man boats.
Beginners Courses:30 August; 4,6,12,20 & 23 September and other dates throughout the season. Please call lodge on 01780 686441.
Forthcoming events: Predator lure fishing 1-30 September.