Week ending 12th September
66 Rods caught 186 trout for a rod average of 2.82
Very mixed this week which unfortunately contributes to a more firm than
usual news letter - I feel it's time to have to outline a few things with a
view to changing how one or two of you approach your fishing - it's
ultimately for your own benefit.
The first point is that if you aren't prepared to heed the advice offered by
the fishery staff then don't expect to be too successful, we see what
happens every day and the advice given is based on what we see - for
instance if we advise to use the washing line with a booby on the point then
this means a booby and not a shipmans!
The second point is to make sure that you come prepared for your days
fishing. Suitable equipment for toft should be 9'6 to 10' rod rated 7 - this
will deal with MOST conditions - lighter outfits although at times great fun
to use can often leave you lacking in the distance stakes when you need an
extra few feet.
Boat anglers - please be courteous towards bank anglers and other boat
users - give bank anglers a minimum of 50 metres and when motoring around
other boats do not pass in front of them and keep engine revs low whilst
passing. Items such as boat seats and drogues are essential pieces of
equipment and If you're intending to boat fish then make sure you fetch them
with you, standing to fish in a boat is dangerous practice and not
recommended. Dropping the anchor infront of another boat that is drifting is
also extremely poor etiquette.
Anyway now to the less painful bit, best methods continue to be either the
washing line with a blob booby and diawl bachs OR dries on the surface, Andy
enjoyed a boat session on Friday and managed 22 fish for his efforts with
lots of other pulls and fish hooked and lost - It was a great day - the
washing line on a slow glass line being the killing method.
It's fair to say that boats are having the best of the sport - free boat
Tuesday has now finished but has been replaced with lower priced boats till
the end of the season, new prices are just £5 for a boat for any length of
session - we have had to raise the price of outboard hire slightly to £7
there is still however a slight saving for those hiring a boat and motor -
and even greater benefits for those bringing their own electric outboards.
With some of the recent days being slightly cooler we would expect sport to
continue to pick up, the fore mentioned methods should continue to produce
the goods along with the appearance of some fry feeders, attached are some
pictures of some of the recent successful patterns to give you an idea of
what to be using.