Fly Fishing: Blackdyke thrives in warm weather


Buzzers are hatching all over Blackdyke trout fishery this week with excellent catches being had. Several larger resident rainbows have been caught along with a nice brown weighing around the 6lb mark caught by Mr Tacchi on Friday. With the warmer weather continuing this week we should see some good top of the water action by the end of the week parachute buzzers, small klinkhammers and black knats enticing the fish to take.


We have had some cracking fish caught at Larkwood this week, with the three best brown trout around the 5lb mark, all caught and returned and there have also been 12 rainbows (all around the same size) – but the best fish by far was a 14lb 6oz rainbow caught by visitor angler Matthew Jenkins. The fish have been a bit deeper this week with the bright weather, so black buzzers fished at around 6 feet have been the most successful method.

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We are entering the last week of the coarse season at Nar Valley Fisheries and the prospects for us to hit the 40 reported 30lb plus carp is on the cards with fish on the move in Fenn Lake and Lake Geneva. Recently opened, Hobbs Lake trout fishery has really switched on with the improved weather conditions and higher temperatures. There are some superb hatches of black gnats and buzzers in the morning and late afternoons.

Hobbs lake will be the venue for a free introduction to fly-fishing on April 10. It will be a short course run by Jim Gill who is a member of the Game Angling Instructors Association and an Angling Development Board licensed angling coach. For all details and bookings contact Chris on 01553 636507.

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