Sweethope Fishery Report 4th October 2015

The mild, sunny weather has brought good conditions to the fishery. Early on in the week fish were mainly feeding in the margins of the Great Lough, making for tricky angling in the shallow water. The Little Lough provided conditions more favourable to the angler with many fish moving in the deeper water by the cottages.

By the end of the week the weather was less bright and numbers of fish caught increased as did visitor numbers to the fishery. Tony Barclay brought 10 fish to the net on Saturday from his float tube on the Great Lough, his most successful fly pattern being a cruncher. Grant Downie, again employing buzzers, wading in the Great Lough Brought 9 fish to the net and missed many more.

Best fish of the week were both estimated to be 5lb and were caught by Ken Ward in the Little Lough on Thursday and by M.Dixon of Prudhoe in the Great Lough on Sunday.


Number of fish brought to the net: 114 rainbow trout

Number of fish returned: 87

Number of visiting rods: 51

Successful fly patterns: Bloodworm, damsel, cruncher, buzzer, hopper, klinkhammer, Ally McCoist, sedge, spider, sugar cube, bibio, diawl bach.



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