Sweethope Fishery Report 26th July 2015

Cooler weather and some rain have dropped the water temperature of both lakes still further, improving conditions. Most anglers have had successful visits but the fishery probably performs best at the beginning and at the end of the day at present.

There have been some notable fish caught and returned to the lake: probably the best of them was the 5lb rainbow brought to the boat by Ryan Tones on Monday from a boat on the Small Lough. Stevie Bowden from the Ashington Kingfishers had a good evening on Saturday, bringing 9 rainbow and 1 blue trout to the net. All were reported to have been caught on a Daddy, despite the fact that none of that species were in evidence upon the water.

Statistics:

Number of fish caught: 164 rainbow, 13 blue and 2 brown trout.

Number of fish returned to the water: 163

Number of visiting rods: 62

Successful fly patterns: Daddy, Black & Peacock Spider, Red Tag, Diawl Bach, Muddler, Bibio, Black Hare’s Ear, Yellow Dancer, Black Fritz, Dawson’s Olive, Emerger, Damsel, Griffiths Gnat, Cruncher.

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