Ravensthorpe Water Fishing Report - Week ending 8 April

7 months ago

Fish 642(season 1,368) Returns 74 (191)Rod average 8.6(7.1)

The reservoir really switched on to buzzer fishing on Saturday with many anglers catching. Relative newcomer James Punch returned 18 and 13 fish on separate sessions. David Nash returned a lovely Brownie estimated at 5lb plus and Alan Duffin caught and released Rainbows up to 4½lb.

Weekly Stats

Best Rainbow                               4lb 8oz landed by Alan Duffin

Best Boat Areas                          5lb plus landed by David Nash

Best Bank Areas                         Tall Willow Bay and Mongers

Best Methods                               See report

Mid Week Boat Winner               Tim Haynes

Competition News

Mid Northants Trout Fishing Association held their President’s Cup floating line match on Sunday 8 April. Despite persistent rain the match achieved a fabulous result with anglers mainly fishing on the buzzer.

Sunday’s results show the exceptional buzzer fishing Ravensthorpe can produce. Some chunky, quality Rainbows were caught during the match, including the heaviest fish for Fraser Duffy Jnr who winkled out a 4lb 2oz specimen. Charlie Watts was in second place with two fish for 5lb 8ozSeveral other competitors caught in the 3-4lb bracket. Fraser Duffy junior won the match with two fish for 5lb 8oz and in joint third place was Pete Webb and match organiser Terry Bayes with two fish each for 5lb 2oz.

Most fish were caught on static buzzer tactics on floating lines mainly along the west bank from Mongers to the Domes. The club finished the day off with a welcome meal at the Chequers in Ravensthorpe village.

Boat fishing is still the best bet with fish holding around 40 yards from the shore, but with the warmer weather forecast more fly life will emerge and bank sport should pick up.