Mayfly are hatching well at Little Springs, the trout are taking dry flies fished close to the bank. A quiet approach is essential.


Lakes – the lakes are looking beautiful and the trout are rising. Spring fishing at its best.

The trout are rising throughout the day for mayfly. The height of the hatch is around lunchtime. Imitations of spent mayfly spinners, carefully presented, should give good results. Late this afternoon, after the main hatch had petered out, the trout were taking mayfly nymphs a couple of feet down.

Members visited the lakes on 94 occasions and caught a total of 151 trout including fish of 6lbs and 8lbs 4ozs from Little Springs. A trout of 5lbs 4ozs was caught at Luffs. Of the 151 trout that were caught, 110 were returned. A few big fish have been stocked in all the lakes.

The water temperature of the lakes has remained low, mainly because of the cold nights. Consequently, Andrew Thompson has given permission for the catch and release trial at the rainbow trout lakes to be extended until the end of May.


River – the river rose slightly in the middle of the week but has now dropped back to its normal level. It was another quiet week on the river. A small sea trout was caught at Keepers Bridge and another fish was caught on a mayfly.

Signing in and out – will all members please ensure that they sign in before starting to fish. It is important that the returns are accurate. Recording members and guests whereabouts ensures they can be contacted in an emergency and also allows strangers to be challenged.

Lost property – a landing net, left at Figgs, is in the main fishing hut together with a fly box found at Great Springs.