Sweethope Fishery Weekly Report – Week ending 12th March 2017

24 rods attended our opening week-end, 12 on each day. Saturday produced a rod average of 1 with Chris Makepeace bringing 5 rainbows to the net. 1 was caught from the bank in the Great Lough, 4 from the bank on the lower Lough, mainly on buzzers.

Sunday produced a rod average of 3.5 with 8 rainbows from the Great Lough and 28 from the lower Lough. By far the best achievement was that of Tony Barclay in his float tube, bringing 16 fish to the net, catching on bloodworm and Pitsford pea.

Other successful fly patterns were: orange blob, Dawson’s Olive and Cat’s Whisker.

Best fish was a rainbow trout, caught on the Great Lough from the boat of Owen Ibbotsen and Dave Yorke weighing 3 1/2lb.

We will continue to stock both lakes regularly throughout the season, next stocking planned for 2 weeks time.

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