This week’s changeable weather has again seen variances in the catch results. Cheshire police held there first match on Draycote with some good catches overall, none more noticeable than Ian Woods who took the biggest fish so far this year, a magnificent 11lb 11oz rainbow. The fish was taken on an orange blob, 70 yards of the cornfields bank. The conditions were favourable with a light SW winds, and a heavy buzzer hatch causing fish to move all over the lake. The rod average for the match was 3.14.
Other notable fish caught:- Mr Cronin, Mr Maplethorpe, Mr Pugh all recorded fish over 6lb over the week, whereas Mr B Gibson and Mr R Beavan both recorded fish over 9lb.
Rudder fishermen are starting to get some good catches. ACA Rio team member Lee Henphrey and his boat partner took 12 fish for 40lb fishing tube flies along the Farborough Bank.
Conditions at times have been tricky and catches at times have reflected this. At the time of writing high winds have been forecast for the next few days, so we are advising you check the weather conditions before travelling, especially if you are fishing from a boat. Constant winds of 25mph+ will see the boats remaining on the pontoon.
Fish are feeding hard on small green buzzers, with reports now coming in with fish showing masses of daphnia in their mouths. When I ventured round the lake on Wednesday I was seeing fish move all over the lake from Toft Shallows to Rainbow Corner.
The best areas have been Toft Shallows, Biggin Bay and the Cornfields, and Rainbow Corner (BOATS ONLY). Buzzers have still been the dominant fly however Holographic green and red Diawl Bach’s have taken their fair share of fish this week too. On the windier days orange blobs have worked well from the boats and goldhead damsels from the bank.
Fish Caught 428 Fish Returned 289 No of returns 241 Rod average 2.9
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