ESTHWAITE WATER TROUT FISHERY REPORT - 09/07/2016
With the much needed cooler conditions, the Trout fishing is
improving no end, with fish back in the top 10 feet of water. Water temperatures
have dropped by 10 degrees F in the last two weeks. Surface activity is good
now, fly life is in abundance, with plenty of Buzzer, Sedge and Damsels coming
off the water. Best top of the water action is still early mornings and late
evenings, but given the right conditions fish have been rising freely throughout
the day too. The Coarse fish have spawned now and fry bashing is also in full
Johnathon Palmer from Grange Over Sands enjoyed a terrific
evening on the buzzer, landing 4 nice brown?s to 2lb+ from the boats in the
South basin. Also Peter Johnson from Lancaster fished from the boats and enjoyed
hectic sport taking 7 Trout to just under 2lb on small wets and Muddler
Even though the water has cooled now its still the worm and
spinning tactics that are most effective!
David Greasby from Liverpool float fished worm and landed 6
nice fish around the pound mark, again from the boats. Anthony Taylor also
fished worm from the boats and landed 5! Frank Jones from North Wales also
landed 4 nice fish with the best tipping the scales at just under 3lb!
On the spinner Alistair Hargreaves took 5 Trout to 1.5lb from
the boats and John Parks from Kendal landed 3 and reportedly lost a monster
double figure Brown Trout at the net from the Swimming Pool in the North basin!
Best areas at present include the boathouse banking on the
Eastern bank, Smoothbeck shore and Swimming Pool in the North basin. In the
South basin the ticket office frontage and Strickland bay are fishing well!
We still have places left for our last discounted fly fishing
tuition day of the season on Saturday 16th July if anyone is interested? The
session starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm. It costs just £20 and is a great
introduction for anyone that wants to start fly fishing. All tackle is provided
and bookings must be taken in advance by telephoning Dave on 015394 36541.
The Coarse fishing is on fire at the moment. They have all
spawned now and are ravenous and bags of 30-40lb are not uncommon! Day tickets
cost just £10 and long range feeder with maggots and groundbait reign supreme in
the tactics department!
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David Coleman M.I.F.M