BANK HOUSE FLY FISHERY: Dec 7th to Dec 16th

DATE                                WEDNESDAY DEC 7TH – FRIDAY DEC 16TH                 Report by Ben Dobson
BEST CATCH                 22 trout for Gordon Swain from Dipton in Co Durham
BEST BAG                         4 trout for 14lbs to Gordon Swain
BEST RAINBOW            5lbs to Tony Taylor from Blackpool
BEST BROWN                 7lbs+ to Mr Bisgrove from Morecambe
BEST BLUE                      2lbs 12oz Gordon Swain
ROD AVERAGE          4.8 fish per angler
Sport: The water clarity has been really good and so has the rod average at 4.8. Gordon Swain caught a cricket score when he visited us earlier in the week. Gordon fished an olive apps worm on a floating line to catch a mixture of rainbows, blues and browns to 4lbs 14oz. His killer method was as follows: After casting out he allowed the fly to sink for about 10-15 seconds (he caught two fish during this period). Once the fly was at depth he started to retrieve the worm with short fast strips and this was the key to his success.  Gordon landed a total of 22 trout. His fishing partner Mr Proudlock caught 11 fine fish with both browns and rainbows to 4lbs. His method was different however, after trying worms with little success he switched to a black fritz fished statically under a bung. John Gilbert also found success with lures. He caught 10 trout on cat’s whiskers and egg fly patterns; he kept on the move and caught all over the water. Buzzers have been fishing well too, especially patterns with bright colours in them. Tony Taylor took eight trout, all of which fell to his small yellow buzzer and David Harrison took ten trout on a white buzzer pattern. The best brownie of the week was a cracking fish of 7lbs and was tempted to an orange fritz by Phil Bisgrove. The average size of trout being caught this week was 2lbs 13oz. We are open for business right through the Christmas period and will be stocking daily with some cracking fish including some big specimens. Hope to see you soon. Tight Lines and Merry Christmas Ben and Charlotte Dobson