Sweethope Fishery Report 18th May 2015

Cold weather and strong winds are delaying the season a little and it has seemed more like March or April here this week. We have been visited by 2 clubs and by private individuals not put off by the weather.

Wednesday provided the best fishing, slight westerly winds followed by flat calm and then a cold easterly made for very varied conditions. Altogether 14 rods got 85 fish to the boat or bank making a rod average of over 6.

The three best fish of the week were caught by: Mark O’McMullen who estimated a blue caught on Thursday to weigh 5lb, Steve Cochrane who caught a rainbow weighing 4lb 10oz on Friday evening and Cecil Douglas who won the Hoy and Hope’s competition on Sunday with a bag of 8lb 3oz, including a rainbow, weighed in at 3lb 15oz.

Congratulations to all those who have caught fish in testing conditions.

We now have two boats in place on the bottom lake which may be fished from the four mooring buouys.

Statistics.

Number of rods visiting: 71

Number of fish caught: 239 rainbow trout, 15 blue trout, 4 brown trout.

Successful fly patterns: C.D.C. shuttlecock, dabblers, black daddy, klinkhammer, mini dawson, diawl bach, viva, bibio, damsel nymph, cormorant, bloodworm, mackem monkey, black nomad.

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