Fly Fishing: Chance to see world champion Iain Barr

Blackdyke – There's still good fishing to be had despite the cold weather at Blackdyke. Seven brave souls fished on Saturday in minus 16 conditions with limited space where the areators had kept free. They were rewarded with several fish taken on orange lures and buzzers. A nice brown was caught by Geoff Wilkinson before the snow. I hope lots of you will turn up on Sunday to see the two times world champion in action Iain Barr. Refreshments available at the lodge, all are welcome.

Nar Valley – On Friday we see the initial stocking of Trout into Hobbs Lake at 10.30am. This coincides with an open morning from 9am to 1pm when any prospective members and existing members may come to view the Nar Valley Fisheries complex, especially the new Trout lake. The coarse lakes have been frozen for the past two weeks, although the causeway side of Lake Geneva is now clear to a distance of 50 metres from the works end to the point. The ice will soon break up if the milder weather and winder conditions prevail for the rest of this week. Fisheries enquiries call Chris on 01553 636507.

Larkwood – The weather once again dictated methods this week with the best methods being small lures being pulled quickly in the top foot of water, or pheasant tail nymph, orange or green crunchers fished with a slow figure of eight retrieve. Best fish this week was an 8lb 3oz rainbow which was taken by Mr G Thomas who took part in a beginner's course in the morning.

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