Bank House Fly Fishery Oct 1st – Oct 8th

DATE                               October 1st – October 8th Report by Ben Dobson
BEST CATCH                13 fish for Ron Richie, 10 fish for Ricky Newbolt
BEST BAG OF 4            4 fish for 27lbs 8oz for Ron Ritchie
BEST RAINBOW         10lbs for Ricky Newbolt, 10lbs for Colin Gibbons, 10lbs + 8lbs 8oz for Ron Ritchie
BEST BROWN               5lbs Mr D P Lee from Wigan
BEST BLUE                  12lbs to (didn’t fill the book out)
BEST TIGER                Several of 3lbs +
ROD AVERAGE          3.13 fish per angler
SPORT:  Bank House has continued to fish well with the trout well dispersed all around the lake. A variety of methods have been working well: wets like Kate McLaren and dabblers stripped back just subsurface, Minkies and fry patterns twiddled back on intermediate lines and, when the conditions have suited, dries like cdc buzzers and daddies have all produced good bags of trout. Over the last couple of days buzzers have also been working well. Ron Ritchie from Bamber Bridge had a cracking day with 13 trout to the net and four in the bag for 27lbs 8oz. Ron started out on white zonkers, which seemed attract nothing but brownies, so after a while he switched to orange variant and soon after he was amongst some big Bank House rainbows. He is pictured below with rainbows of 10lbs, 8lbs 8oz and two at 4lbs. Ricky Newbolt from The Bay Horse has had two good visits in his first he landed seven trout with rainbows to 9lbs 8oz and browns to 4lbs. He fished small black patterns just subsurface. On his second visit he landed 10 fish with rainbows to 10lbs, this time it was dabblers that proved most effective. Colin Gibbons also used dabblers to tempt eight fine trout, the three fish in his bag tipped the scales to 18lbs. Mr G Sheedy had a cracking battle with a big brownie, but when he landed it he realised it had been foul hooked so he returned it to the water. He estimated it to be between 10 and 12lbs. We also has a 12lb blue trout caught but unfortunately I’m not sure who caught it as they didn’t fill out the return book in the lodge. If are visiting Bank House then keeping on the move and working your way all around the lake seems to be really paying off. Also today we had a huge hatch of sedge. Sedges were covering the foliage of the over hanging plants on the banking. Muddlers often score well when sedges are about. Tight Lines Ben

Ron Ritchie caught this cracking 27lb 8oz bag of four trout on a orange zonker.