Sweethope fishery weekly report 15th August 2016

Another week of strong winds and showers. By Sunday it was starting to quieten down a bit but the cool northerly wind was gusting to  at least double the forecast 10 mph. As a result anglers have found conditions hard. The lower lake has proved the easiest to fish but results have been achieved on both.

Three members of the Dalston Angling Club visited on Tuesday, taking 9 fish and returning 8 to the lower lake, fishing from boats. Hoppers proved to be the most effective fly pattern.

Sunday saw a great catch from a boat on the Great Lough, Robbie Bell and Bob Cockburn returned 20 Rainbow Trout to the water, the heaviest was recorded as being 5lb. The most effective fly pattern was a Daddy.

Also on Sunday we hosted the Lady kirk and Norham Angling Association who held the annual Oliver Purvis Cup competition. The competition was won by Dean Cockburn with a bag of 3 fish, weighing 7lb 8oz. Second was Jim Yeomans (3 fish for 7lb 7oz) and third was Jim Cameron (3fish for 6lb 11oz)

Statistics:

Number of fish taken: 33

Number of fish returned: 116

Number of visiting anglers: 70

Effective fly patterns: Daddy, hopper, Klinkhammer, buzzer, sedge, damsel, blob, p.t.n. white fritz.

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