The hard frost on Wednesday morning froze the water troughs and sent the trout to the deep, warmer water. Wet and windy weather later in the week continued to discourage members from visiting the lakes.


Members visited the lakes on 21 occasions and caught 8 trout, including 4 fish over 2lbs.

Trout of 7lb 2ozs and 9lb 12ozs were caught at Great Springs. Both fish were caught on sinking lines and large flies fished deep. The big Trout are feeding on coarse fish fry and if members brave the poor weather conditions forecast for the next few days, deep fished fry imitations may result in even bigger trout.

The season ends on Friday 30 November.