The competition was fished to a 1 fish kill, C+R and 109 fish were caught between 22 anglers. A rod average of just under 5 fish per person for the day, a great result for so late in the season.
It was apparent there were pockets of fish out in front of the lodge area of the lake and often fish would be eager to chase flies just subsurface, exciting fishing! Holt bay, Home bay and Green lawn also produced with most anglers fishing high in the water with FAB'S, diawl bach's and boobies.
Flies and methods very similar to Blagdon tactics although with the abundance of fry around minkies, zonkers and snakes will also be worth a try.
Bank anglers have had good sport in and around North Shore recently although those venturing out in front of the picnic area have also done well. The notorious Martin Downton has caught particularly well recently fishing a white lure, others have found smaller patterns like crunchers and Mr Cottrells secret claret d'bach to work well.
The fish at the lakes are feeding heavy on the remaining corixae found near weed beds as well as snail at present. As weed beds die back, expect more fry action.
The tanks haven't seen a great deal of angling pressure recently. A great shame as these waters an chuck up some monster fish at this time of year as the larger resident fish move into the shallows and feed on the abundance of sticklebacks.