Sweethope Fishery Weekly Report Week ending 23rd April 2017

This has been a tremendous week for the fishery with reasonable weather bringing on some fine angling performances. On occasion fish have been feeding on the top of the water and have been tempted by hoppers and by daddies but the majority of the sport in fresh conditions has been had on buzzer, diawl bach, bloodworm and lure.

We hosted a Scierra Pairs heat on Saturday which was well contested, 8 pairs entering. All pairs successfully filled their bag of 8 trout with the last pair returning after three and a half hours fishing. A time bonus was had by those filling their bags fastest, James Carr and partner returning after only 45 minutes fishing and gaining a bonus of 12lb 8oz.

Slow and steady won the race, however, as the last pair landed a trout, weighing in at 12lb 4oz winning the competition with a score of 35lb 6 oz.

The winners, Stevie Whitehead and Eck Moffat and runners up James Carr and partner go through to the final which will be fished later on in the year at Llyn Brennig.

Third were Ken Wanless and Billy Emery who missed out by only 9 oz including time bonus despite having the second heaviest bag of 18lb 3oz.

Statistics:

Number of fish taken: 63

Number of fish returned: 235 rainbow trout, 5 brown trout

Number of visiting anglers: 80

Successful fly patterns: diawl bach, buzzer, bloodworm, cat’s whisker, daddy, hopper, Dawson’s olive, Afghan black, damsel, Kate Mclaren, hare’s ear.

 

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