ESTHWAITE WATER TROUT FISHERY REPORT - 16/06/2016
Despite the recent hot weather and cooking water
temperatures, the lake has been fishing very well for the Trout. Fly anglers
have struggled with surface activity, however fish have been coming to the
surface to feed for brief intervals during the mornings and late evenings.
There?s plenty of fly life about, buzzer, alders, sedge and damsels all hatching
in abundance. Worm fisherman on the other hand have been doing very well indeed,
due to the fact the Trout have been predictably holding deep and presentation at
20 feet down is achievable all day long!
John Parks from Preston fished from the boats and landed 9
Brown Trout on float fished worm. Stanley Bishop from Shrewsbury fished similar
tactics and landed 5 nice fish to 2lb+. Arthur Peterson from London also fished
deep from the boats and landed 7 brownie?s.
From the banking Hawkshead Angling Club member Harry Poxon
landed 4 nice Trout on legered worm from the bank. Meanwhile Chris Brant and
Steve Bool from Surrey landed 24 Trout between them on legered worm!
One or two fly anglers have got amongst the fish when
conditions have been right! Dave Driscoll from South Wales fished cats whisker
on a Hi-d line from the boats and took 5 nice fish, one being an over wintered
beauty of 3lb+. Also Reg Holden from Berkshire fished deep with buzzer patterns
and landed 4 Trout.
Last weekend we hosted the Esthwaite Water Kayak Grand Slam
competition. 31 anglers fished the competition and most of the contestants
managed the Grand Slam of catching all three species of Trout, Pike and Perch.
So the whole weekend of camaraderie was a resounding success!. In third place
was Chris McCauley with 143cm. In second place was Graham Busuttil with 157cm
and Paul Fennell won the competition with an overall length of 158cm. Well done
Paul, that's the second time he has won this competition, top angling mate!.
Last but not least Ben Pickering won the junior section of the competition with
an overall length of 58cm.Well done Ben!. A big thank you goes out to the
competition sponsors Lowrance and Berley Pro for supplying some fantastic
prizes!. Anyone interested in fishing next years Esthwaite Water Kayak Grand
Slam should contact Sam Baxter on 07981987188.
Don?t forget folks that we are now open year round for
general Coarse fishing. Day tickets cost just £10. This is a fantastic
opportunity for the avid Coarse angler to target Esthwaite?s pristine Coarse
fish stocks of Bream, Roach, Rudd, Perch and Eels. Pike fishing is NOT included
and we still maintain a strict close season for the Pike from October 1st until
To keep up with daily activity
here at the fishery, please follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Google+. To book
a boat or make enquiries please telephone Dave on 015394 36541.
David Coleman M.I.F.M