Sweethope Fishery Report 21st June 2015

A wonderful start to the week with Monday and Tuesday providing perfect conditions and catches of 58 and 62 fish respectively. The windy weather returned with a vengeance on Wednesday and Thursday. Many thanks to Jim Lumsden, Ken Ward and Ken Glenton who managed to provide the R.A.F. Regiment with some freshly caught fish for a survival course in challenging conditions on the lower Lough.

The wind died down somewhat for the week-end. On Friday the week’s best performance was put in by Billy Emery and Chris Guthrie who brought 35 fish to their boat in a 4 hour session on dries.

The fishery is well stocked and producing good catches and another top up stock of excellent trout will be arriving from Northern Trout on Friday.

Statistics

Fish caught: 307 Rainbow,11 blue and 3 brown trout.

Fish returned to the water: 283

Number of visiting rods: 93

Successful fly patterns: Bibio, Daddy, hoppers, black buzzer, shipman’s buzzer, PTN, klinkhammer, zulu, diawl bach partridge & orange, muddler, hare’s ear.

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