Monthly Archives: February 2015

August, September and October 2014

The weather was a mixture of days of bright sunshine with little wind and days of heavy rain and strong cool winds. The lake remained very low for most of the period with banks exposed and little water entering the lake from the feeder streams.

However, in spite of the unpromising conditions the fish fed well at times. 47 rods caught 72 rainbow trout to 5lbs and 206 brown trout to 1.5 lbs. Most fish were caught on slow sinking lies with the most popular flies being claret bumble, montana, viva. bibio, green dabbler and welsh wizard.

Among notable catches for the period were:-

  • A party of 5 rods led by John Davies had 37 brownies and 4 rainbows from the Boathouse end.
  • Messrs Barrow and Marsh had 30 brownies and 8 rainbows from Whitegates.
  • Tom Chamberlain had  30 brownies and 10 rainbows in two days from Whitegates and the Boathouse
  • Mr MacIntyre had 12 brownies and 2 rainbows from Whitegates.

May, June and July 2014

The weather was a mixture of sunny days and light showers with the wind form both ends of the lake.

The fish fed well on most days and there were some outstanding catches. 128 rods caught 220 rainbow trout to 5lbs and 498 brown trout to 1.5 lbs.

Most fish were caught on slow sinking lies or sink-tips with the most popular flies being claret bumble, montana, viva. bibio, green dabbler and welsh wizard.

Among notable catches for the period were:-

  • Ken Thomas (fishing with gillie John Davies) had 12 brownies and 6 rainbows from Whitegates.
  • Mr & Mrs Edwards had 29 brownies and 3 rainbows from Whitegates.
  • Mr Hatcher had 11 brownies and 7 rainbows over two days from Whitegates.
  • Mr Taylor had 24 brownies and 4 rainbows from the Boathouse end.
  • Tom Chamberlain had 40 brownies and 8 rainbows from Whitegates.
  • Tom Chamberlain had 25 brownies and  rainbow from the Boathouse end.
  • Mr Gilbraith and party (fishing with gillie John Davis) had 19 brownies and 5 rainbows from the Boathouse end.
  • Paul Makin had 12 brownies and 4 rainbows from Whitegates.
  • Mr & Mrs Westropphad 20 brownies and 1 rainbow from Whitegates.
  • The James Morris party (fishing with gillie John Davis) had 9 brownies and 34 rainbows from the Boathouse end.
  • Mr &Mrs Westropp had 17 brownies from Whitegates.
  • Paul Makin had 19 brownies and 1 rainbow from Whitegates.
  • Paul Makin fishing over two days had 33 brownies and 1 rainbow from Whitegates and the Boathouse end.
  • Ken Thomas (fishing with gillie John Davies) had 15 brownies and 26 rainbows.
  • Steven Root (fishing with gillie John Davies) had 14 brownies and 6 rainbows from the Boathouse end.
  • Messrs Morgan & Duncant had 22 brownies and 4 rainbows from the Boathouse end.

March and April 2014

The lake was full at the beginning of the season and the weather was a mixture of cold and sunny days with winds ranging from strong to calm.

The season started slowly with few rods out but got better as the weather warmed up. 40 rods fished for a total of 172 brown trout and 97 rainbow trout. Most fish were caught on slow sinking and intermediate lines with popular flies being montanas, vivas. Gold-ribbed hair ear and welsh wizard.

Among notable catches for the period were:-

  • Ken Thomas party had 30 brownies and 4 rainbows from Whitegates.
  • Richard Chapman (fishing with gillie John Davies) had 6 brownies and 15 rainbows from Whitegates.
  • Paul Makin had 11 brownies annd 8 rainbows (including 1 of 5lbs) from Whitegates.
  • Messrs Landt & Owen had 20 brownies and 5 rainbows from the Boathouse end.
  • Stephen Duder and party (fishing with gillie John Davie) had 2 brownies and 22 rainbows.
  • Paul Makin had 32 brownies and 4 rainbows from Whitegates.
  • Messrs Owen & Sleigh had 12 brownies and 3 rainbows from the Boathouse.
  • Paul  Makin had 13 brownies and 4 rainbows from Whitegates