Bank House Fly Fishery: Jan 29th – Feb 15th

DATE                                             January 29th to February 15th
BEST RAINBOW                       14lbs Mr M Peckford from Cleater Moor in Cumbria (Pictured below)
BEST BROWN                              5lbs Mr B K? Morecambe
BEST BLUE                                  4lbs Mr D Hoggarth from Kendal
ROD AVERAGE                         3.67 trout per angler
NOTABLE BAGS                        Peter Bramwell from John Norris: 8lbs 12oz rainbow, Mr J Perkins from London: 11lb 14oz rainbow, Ian Heads from Fylde: 9lb rainbow, Phil Green from Leigh: 10lbs 8oz rainbow, Norman Chapman from Liverpool: 11lb 7oz rainbow (pictured below), Mr S Hilton from B.Bridge:8lb rainbow.
Completing the Bank House McNab (brown, blue and rainbow) were Tony Taylor from Blackpool, Mr D Simmons from Liverpool and Mr Steve Smithers from Leyland.
SPORT: In first half of this period cat’s whiskers and black fritz fished on a floating line with a long leader and a slow retrieve accounted for the best catches. However more recently buzzers and bloodworm have produced some great scores. Many anglers have reported that the trout are nipping the flies and although they are getting lots of takes they are difficult to hook. This has been especially true with patterns with long tails or long bits of flexifloss in the pattern. I.e. Apps worms. Anglers fishing with more realistic buzzers or tighter fly patterns are getting better conversion rates. Tony Taylor has used a bright yellow super glue buzzer to great effect completing the Bank House McNab on both his visits. Tony fishes his deadly pattern on the dropper with a small fritz lure on the point and a figure of eight retrieve. He has also prefers long lining as opposed to the bung. Mr M Peckford from Cleater Moor found an alternative method. He used an intermediate line with a black ‘n’ green booby on the point and bloodworms on the droppers. He had a steady stream of rainbows to the net and amongst them was a cracking 14lb rainbow. Tight Lines Ben and Charlotte