Bank House Fly Fishery 12th- 20th

Date:                              Thursday 12th to Friday 20th
Best Catch:                   16 fish for Mr Edge
Best Rainbow:            15lbs+ Mr J Procter
Best Brown:                 12lbs 8oz Mr W Taylor
Best Blue:                       2lbs 15oz Mr D Simmons
Rod Average:             2.4 fish per man
Sport: The top rod this week was Mr Edge from Cleveleys who lived up to his name and took 16 trout. Unfortunately he did not report his method. David Harrison tempted nine fine trout with two of his fish pushing towards the double figure mark. David often fishes with beaded flies set under a sight bob but he also favours damsels twitched back on a slow sinking intermediate. Mr Chapman took eight trout on epoxy buzzers and egg flies; he found the best tactic was to keep moving around the lake. We saw a lot of big fish caught this week the best was a rainbow that bottomed out Mr Procter’s scales at 15lbs it fell to a well presented montana nymph. The fish led him on a merry dance before finally succumbing to the net; it was then quickly weighed and returned to fight another day. Another big rainbow of 11lbs was caught by Mr J Croston of Chorley. We also saw two big browns the first weighed 12lbs 8oz and was caught by Bill Taylor from Bolton. Bill tempted the big trout to a buzzer fished static. The second was a cracking 10lb 9oz resident that took Mr D Davie’s stickleback imitation. (Pictured Below). The best tactics have changed as the week has gone on. It started out with cat’s whiskers/ damsels and buzzers producing the best catches however over the last two days dries have risen to the top. The best dries are CdC emergers, daddies, and small black Klinks. Tight Lines Ben

Mr Procter tempted this 10lb 9oz resident brownie to a stickleback imitation. Amazingly another huge resident brownie was seen on Wednesday as it took a rat that was swimming across the lake!

Mr Procter tempted this 10lb 9oz resident brownie to a stickleback imitation.