Bank House Fly Fishery: Jan 11th to Jan 24th

DATE                               January 11th  – January 24th Report by Ben Dobson
BEST CATCH                12 fish for Andy Cooper, 10 fish for Rick Nuttall, 10 fish for Ricky Newbolt
BEST BAG OF 4             4 fish for 18lbs for Mr Miller from Preston
BEST RAINBOWS        8lbs 8oz for Ricky Newbolt and Vince Williams
BEST BROWN              9lbs 2oz Mr N Kenyon from Blackpool
BEST BLUE                   6lbs Mr Miller from Preston
BEST TIGER                 2lbs 4oz for Ralph Cooper
ROD AVERAGE           4.25 fish per angler
SPORT: We have managed to almost completely ice free, our circulation system has been working well and keeping people fishing. We have had some good catches over the last fortnight. Andy Cooper took 12 good fish on bloodworm fished on a floating line. He had a brownie of 8lbs 9oz, blues to 3lbs 8oz and rainbows to 3lbs. I think he may have had a tiger trout as well but I’m not sure. Fishing alongside him was Rick Nuttall who used a damsel to great effect to tempt 10 good fish. Rick found a very slow retrieve most effective. Ricky Newbolt also took 10 trout he caught most of his fish on Black and Gold Fritz patterns.
One person who definitely completed the Bank House McNab was Ralph Cooper who took seven fish on both damsels and bloodworm patterns. His bag included a 4lb 8oz Brownie, a 3lb 8oz Rainbow, a 3lb Blue trout and a Tiger trout of 2lbs 4oz. Good angling! There is a good variety being stocked at the moment so it’s not a bad time to try for the McNab.  Buzzers have also been fishing well as Graham Norman from the Isle of Man proved. He had a great success with small black buzzers fished static, including the cracker pictured below. Tight Lines Ben