Both lakes are fishing well. A cold Easterly wind has meant that fish are well down in the water, blob and lure fishing being effective. Some success has been achieved on buzzers, the performance of the week being from Eric Carmichael on Thursday, returning 30 rainbows to the lower lough. A pink buzzer was the go to fly pattern. Eric Caisley also did well on Thursday, returning 25 rainbow trout to the Great Lough. Eric was fishing a pink blob and black buzzer.
A very cold East wind on Sunday did the Hoy and Hope Club no favours for their first official visit of the year to Sweethope. Nevertheless nearly everyone caught their bag of 3 trout, the competition was won by Tommy Stevenson with a total weight of7lb 13 oz. Everyone was so cold when weighing in that we did not manage to record the heaviest fish!
Number of fish taken: 32
Number of fish returned: 127
Number of visiting anglers: 36
Successful fly patterns: Pink buzzer, pink blob, black buzzer, humongous, diawl bach, assorted buzzers and lures.