Despite cooler conditions, dominated by prevailing fresh westerly winds water temperatures in both lakes remain high. As a consequence fish are a little lethargic and will not be actively chasing lures. A well presented nymph or dry pattern will achieve results and there have been some creditable angling performances over the week.
We were hosts to the Weardale fly fishers on Sunday who held a boat competition. This was won by Tony Nattrass with a bag of 3 rainbow trout, weighing 6lb 12 oz.
Number of fish taken: 25
Number of fish returned: 167 rainbow, 10 brown and 8 blue trout.
Number of visiting anglers: 90
Successful fly patterns: Teal-blue & silver, daddy, yellow muddler, hopper, sedge, orange fritz, bibio.