Sweethope Fishery Report 7th June 2015

The wind died down this week only to return with a vengeance at the week-end. Saturday’s gale force winds looked to make fishing impossible but John Williams, fishing from the bank on both lakes proved that to be untrue with a fine catch of 14 rainbows and a brown trout on a muddler.

Thursday was about the best day of the week and we hosted the Brownie Club who had an entertaining day and all caught fish.

Friday evening we entertained several rods to the evening rise and although there was not much showing on the surface James Carr put in his usual solid double figure performance, taking three rainbows and bringing far more to the net.

Fish of the week was Grant Downie’s 4lb Blue trout and Mitchell Fawcus put in a terrific performance on Sunday, bringing 30 rainbows and 5 blue trout to the net. The school of thought is that he bumped into a shoal of freshly stocked fish which had been blown down to the dam on the lower lake!

This week promises some great conditions. Already the wind has dropped and fish are showing all over both lakes. If you can’t find me I’ll be fishing.

Statistics:

Fish caught: 231 rainbow, 32 blue and 1 brown trout.

Fish returned: 166

Visiting rods: 66

Successful fly patterns: Black & Green Viva, orange fritz, white fritz, cat’s whisker, Dawson’s Olive, bibio, diawl bach, buzzers, hare’s ear, klinkhammer, damsel nymph, olive dries, cdc. Hoppers.

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