A mixed week at Sweethope with some excellent overcast days and some bright days which have given both perfect and challenging conditions.
The best conditions were probably found on Thursday when 8 rods brought 36 fish to the net. The best of these was without doubt a 6lb Brown Trout, caught by Bob Todd from Brampton.
Conditions were a little more challenging on Saturday when we held a catch and release boat competition but the competition was well attended by 15 anglers. The event was won convincingly by Scott Nellins with a total of 19 fish. Second Chris Guthrie and third Richard Wood. Many thanks to all who attended and made the event a success.
Total number of visitors to the fishery this week: 67 rods.
Fish caught: 89 in competition, 144 rainbows, 1 blue, 11 rainbow. Total: 245.
Rod average: 3.66
Number of fish taken: 16
Best fly Patterns: Bibio, Hopper, Daddy, Buzzer, Black Beetle, Black Spider, Knotted Midge, Montana, Diawl Bach, Black Cormorant, Sedge, Muddler, White Hare’s Ear.
Saturday’s Sweethope sunset taken by Kevin Dotchin.