Fishery Update 22/10/20

Some quality sport at the lakes for visiting anglers recently. Blagdon fly fishers took to the water at Blagdon lake on Sunday and what a great day they had!

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.

 
Congratulations must go to Dale Burgess who was top rod for the day recording 10 fish to the boat closely followed by Alex Johnstone with 9 and Dave Reynolds with 7.
 

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.

 
Over at Chew, the Bristol Reservoirs Fly Fishers Association took to the water yesterday and had some awesome conditions that even saw some fish up on top at times! Key areas were the shallow water out around the False island, middle of the lake and Spring bay. Some very respectable bags of fish showed including 19 to the boat of Dave Reynolds and Paul Golding.
 

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.

 

Try some fry patterns near the inlet of 1 or pipe of 3, both should chuck up some better fish in coming weeks. Stockings taking place at our waters next week after the BRFFA organized Red Lion Carpets competition at Chew on Sunday.
 
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BW Lakeside team