Think deep at Blackdyke

Blackdyke trout fishery 07525 730447 The cold snap has seen the fish go deeper, calling for sinking tips, intermediates or slow sinking lines. Best flies have been hares ears, blood worms, cats whiskers and damsel nymphs all taking fish. Boats are available as well as tuition.

Rocklands Mere 07900 004953. The cold snap over this last week has slightly affected the rod average, with it being just under three. Cats whiskers and damsel nymphs or lures have still been the most popular flies to try, but skinny black buzzers and bloodworms have all still managed to take fish. On windy days fish have actually been caught on dries, although the margins have tended to be the hot spots for surface activity. The lake remains open but will close shortly due to bank maintenance and widening.

Larkwood trout fishery 01284 728612. The rod average stands at 4.2 fish per angler. Larkwood regular Brain Keytes took three big fish 13lb 2oz, 7�lb and 12lb. Brain also released 13 other fish. The fish are still quite close to the surface. Black tadpoles, cats whiskers and marabou damsels have been the favourite flies over the last week.