Fly Fishing: Ciara starts with a bang with rainbow at Larkwood

Blackdyke – A good day was had by all at Blackdyke on Sunday. The open day went very well thank you to all that supported us and a big thank you to Eyebrook tackle shop for bringing everything along. Buzzers are still the main fly here at the moment on spooning the fish you can see them full up on them. Nigel Tranter had a nice 6lbs 3ozs rainbow on Saturday – a nice example of one of our over wintered fish with a nice full tail that stripped him down to the backing. This was entered into the trout masters competition and released back to fight another day.

Larkwood – It's been a good week for the larger fish, with over 20 rainbows between 3 and 5lbs being caught – and plenty more to be stocked.

Buzzers and bloodworm are working well and emergers are catching fish in Glebe Lake even in the cold weather. First time angler, Ciara McGahey took a 5lb rainbow in the afternoon after having casting lessons in the morning. This was caught on a gold head damsel.

We have also had five rainbows between 7 and 10 lbs caught and returned from both lakes, with a gin-clear Glebe Lake fishing especially well.

Nark Valley – New trout water, Hobbs Lake, is fishing very well despite the stormy weather. On Tuesday we held an open day for prospective members to view the fishery, while a small group of youngsters were coached in the art of flyfishing by local game-angling instructor Jim Gill. We are planning to hold more coaching sessions during the summer, if you are interested contact Jim on 07983 107158.


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The Hobbs Lake members have had some terrific sport with trout following sedge patterns and supping buzzers, all in the upper reaches of the water. In the morning and late afternoon lots of fish are rising all over the lake, but the area around the North bank point appears to hold the best prospects. For information of the fishery or joining details contact Chris on 01553 636507.

Rocklands – Olive or Black buzzers fished almost static on a floating line have been extremely successful recently, with dry fly versions such as CDC buzzers or Klinkhammers working at early morning or into the evening on warmer days. Roley Flynn from Spixworth took nine fish on Monday, one of which was an overwintered rainbow of well over 4lb. Roley was using black cdc buzzers. RMF regular Chris Efstratiou from Norwich landed 11 fish on Saturday. Chris was fishing a floating line and using a combination of olive buzzers and elk hair caddis dries, all were returned to fight another day.

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For more information or to book call the fishery office on 01953 483971

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