Bank House Fly Fishery: October 9th to October 24th

DATE                              October 9th – October 24th Report by Ben Dobson
BEST CATCH               12 fish for Ricky Newbolt from Bay Horse
BEST BAG OF 4          4 fish for 14lbs for J Bancroft from Blackpool
BEST RAINBOW        8lbs 8oz Mr T Chapel from High Bentham
BEST BROWN            8lbs 4oz Mr J Livesdale from Elswick
BEST BLUE                 4lbs Mr R Thomason from Great Eccleston
ROD AVERAGE         3.55 fish per angler
SPORT: Buzzers and nymphs are producing some great catches on Bank House at the moment. Ricky Newbolt caught 12 fine fish on pheasant tails and white buzzers from all over the lake. Mr P Tall took 9 trout on various buzzers. Mr D Leavers took eight trout including a 6lb brownie on white buzzers and there have several other good catches to these patterns. But it’s not all buzzers; Mr P Wilkinson took six trout including a 7lb brownie on a hot head damsel.  Mr J Bancroft from Blackpool took 8 trout and put 4 on the scales for 14lbs, he used a mix of min lures to build his bag and today the best catch of 9 trout was taken on daddies by Jim Quinn. There are a lot of really decent sized brownies coming out, there are lots of records of fish over 4lbs and the best today tipped the scales to 7lbs. Minkies have also been taking fish especially when allowed to sink and fished back tightly into islands. There are some beautiful double figure rainbows and blues hiding somewhere and some more about to go in so watch this space. Tight Lines Ben