Sweethope Fishery Report 27th April 2015

Great fishing had by all visiting rods this week. Probably the most productive week the fishery has had in the last 2 years!

Outstanding catches have been made by Dave Moody and boat partner John Foreman who brought 60 fish to the boat on Monday, Ray Wilson who brought 15 fish to the net also on Monday. John Williams and Dave Duncan had a good day on Saturday, bringing35 fish to the boat. Grant Downie caught 14 fish on Sunday and his fishing partner Mitch Fawcus brought 23 fish to the net, including this week’s most impressive fish; a 5lb brown trout. Grant says he hooked a bigger one but it smashed his tackle!

As far as the weather is concerned the week has been split in two with warm, bright conditions and gentle winds until we experienced a cooler, westerly air stream at the end of the week. The first half of the week saw catches on dries as well as nymphs and lures but the week’s most successful fly pattern has been without doubt the buzzer.

Statistics: We were visited by 62 rods who caught 269 rainbow, 40 blue and 7brown trout. 52 fish were taken and 264 returned safely to the water.

Successful fly patterns: Buzzers, hoppers, diawl bach, olive, hare’s ear, PTN, GRHE, butcher, yellow owl, cat’s whisker.

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