Wind fails to blow John off course at Blackdyke

Blackdyke trout fishery (07525 730447): The cold weather has seen the fish quite deep again and being more selective on their choice of flies. Yellow dancer, gold head hares ears, diawl bach and damsel nymphs have been taking most fish over the past week.

Blackdyke trout fishery (07525 730447): The cold weather has seen the fish quite deep again and being more selective on their choice of flies. Yellow dancer, gold head hares ears, diawl bach and damsel nymphs have been taking most fish over the past week. John Pollit did well on a difficult day in strong winds when he took eight fish, with the best a brownie of about 7lb, his best so far. The fishery can accommodate touring caravans or tent hook-ups with electric available as well as showers in the lodge.

Rocklands Mere (07900 004793): Thetford anglers Peter Burns and Bill Thompson enjoyed a successful, if windy, day's fishing last Thursday. In their first visit to the venue both landed five fish each, including a 4lb plus brown trout for Peter which was successfully released. Both were using floating lines and were fishing the far end of the lake. Season ticket holder John Kick, from Wroxham, braved the rain on Saturday morning and managed five rainbows in total. John was fishing the far bay and using a floating line. Bloodworms and minkies accounted for all his fish.

Larkwood trout fishery (01284 728612): Is fishing well with a rod average of 3.7 fish per angler. Visiting angler Alan Baker took the biggest fish of the week a 7lb 6oz rainbow. The fish are still quite high up in the water, hanging about the three foot mark. Black fritz, tadpoles and small black and green buzzers have been successful. Both lakes are clear.

South Elmham trout fishery (07500 703389): Good brown trout have been coming out with a Mr Anderson taking two at 3.5lb-plus while a Mr Archer having two brownies at 4lb each. Blood worms and damsels have been the two favourite flies of the week. Fish are quite deep in clear water.


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Willow trout fishery (01986 785392): Opening day was a great success with all anglers taking their limits and two fish over 5lb. The average weight was over 2lb per fish. Floating or intermediate lines with long leaders are the order the day. Montanas, vivas, damsels and cats whiskers all took fish over the past week. Prospects are looking good from the coming weeks.

Narborough trout lakes (01760 338005): Despite the cold weather most anglers are catching fish. Their secret is to keep moving to find the fish. The fish will be deep, calling for sinking lines and gold heads and also blood worms.

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