Sweethope fishery weekly report 26th June 2016

A mixed week with some spectacular thunderstorms has made fishing somewhat unpredictable but some fine performances have been witnessed. Ken Glenton brought 14 rainbows to the net on Thursday, fishing buzzers and dries from the flat rocks at the East end of the lower lake. John Scott returned 11 rainbows to the water on Tuesday, fishing a brown hopper and a Shipman’s buzzer from the South bank of the Great Lough.

On Saturday we hosted 2 young anglers from the Angling Trust’s Gateway programme for a tutorial from Scott Nellins. The anglers; Adam Iveson and Callum Hindhaugh both caught and returned 2 rainbow trout, fishing booby and lures. One of the fish was carrying a souvenir of its previous encounter with an angler in the form of a fly lodged in the mouth.

Statistics:

Number of fish taken: 25

Number of fish returned: 115

Number of visiting anglers:69

Successful fly patterns: Hopper, sedge, ptn, bibio, Dawson’s Olive, hare’s ear, klinkhammer, cdc, black spider.

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