Commercial Fisheries: Best day yet for young McLeich at Larkwood


A big thank you to all that attended the Christmas sale at Blackdyke trout fly fishery and well done to Trevor Seaman another fine catch of seven (three kept) returned on a bright sunny Sunday. Best flys this week have been cats whiskers, damsels, montanas, small drys and blood worms. There is one place left for Saturday, November 24 with two times world champion Iain Barr – a great chance to have him show you his techniques and to guide you on a good day's fishing. Please ring the lodge on 07525730447 to book your place. It's �50 plus normal days fishing fees.


Fishing was a little quiet at the start but improved as the week went on with some excellent catches at the weekend. The best fish this week was a 9lbs 2ozs rainbow taken by Kasie McLeich, the youngster's best fish ever. Another good bag was by regular angler Nick Vaughn who had six fish to 3 1/2 lbs in a two-hour visit. The most productive fly by far this week in West Stow Lake was a Cats Whisker, with small dries taking fish in Glebe Lake. Both lakes are weed free – with excellent water clarity in Glebe Lake, fishing 'fine' is recommended. Bookings for beginners tuition in December are now being taken so please call Ian on 07776 370348 to reserve a space.


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It's been more of the same at Rocklands Mere this week. Damp and cool weather means the fishing has been consistently good. Kieron Harney from London had two rainbows and two browns, one of which was estimated at over 10lb and was returned safely. All were caught off the top on dries in perfect conditions. As always, finding a ripple has been the key for dries this time of year. We are still getting some remarkable rises throughout the day when the weather permits. On colder days when the fish are less likely to be rising, or before the surface warms up enough, nymphs or lures will catch fish that are not yet switched on to surface activity.

For more information or to book call James at the lodge on 01953 483971.