Lakes – Record late August Bank Holiday temperatures made fishing at the lakes very difficult. Last week members visited the lakes on 28 occasions and only 1 trout was caught. The hot weather is forecast to end shortly and a return to normal Autumn temperatures should see an increase in the number of fish caught.
Now that the water temperature has dropped the lakes have all been stocked to maintain the fish numbers as they were at the start of the season. Weed clearing at Great Springs and Lower Figgs will continue this week. It is hoped that the new stock, weed clearing and lower Autumn temperatures will see an improvement in the fishing during the rest of the season.
River – The river fishing last week was very good. Members visited the river on 33 occasions and caught 40 trout, 18 of which were over 2lb. A sea trout of 6lb was caught above the fish pass and returned to continue it’s journey upstream to spawn. A wild brown trout and 6 dace over 8ozs were also caught. The river has returned to it’s normal level and as the lake fishing is challenging, members are encouraged to visit the river.