ESTHWAITE WATER TROUT FISHERY REPORT - 30/10/2014
We have experienced some good back end Trout fishing on the
lake. With warm autumnal weather there has been some good hatches of buzzer and
sedge. Fry feeding is also evident and there have been some good reports. The
best area on the lake at the moment is in the North East quarter, up near the
weather buoys, the boathouse and swimming pool.
Peter Shepard from Stirling boat fished around the weather
buoys and landed 3 nice brownies on a Di-3 line and Kate Mclaren traditional
wets. Meanwhile John Roberts from Preston fished black pennel and wickhams fancy
in conjunction with an intermediate. Again from a boat and again from the same
area of the lake!
Liam Johnson from Hull fished with his son Graham and landed
a total of 5 brownies on spinning and worm tactics from the boathouse banking
and Peter Ashgrove from Kent landed another 4 brownies from a boat on float
fished worm, again up in the North basin.
As long as the weather stays mild, prospects look good for
the next few weeks, however I must remind anyone visiting the fishery that there
is a strict catch and release policy at this time of year for the Brown Trout
and that continues throughout the winter months up to and including 14th March!
The Pike fishing is really good at the moment after the
prolonged dry and warm summer. There is plenty of fresh water in the lake now
and this has really set the Pike off on a feeding spree!
Big s club member Reece Nicholson fished the car park swim
with static herring and landed 3 nice doubles to 16lb 9oz.Meanwhile James Murray
landed 2 doubles on lures from the boats,upto 15lb with a guide.
Barry Brookes from London took to the boats and landed 5 nice
Pike on lures and trolled deadbaits. The best fish tipping the scales at 15lb.
James Neilson from Aberdeen fished from the boats for 2 days
for 4 Pike on lures and deadbaits and took a beauty of 21lb exactly.
Andrew Costello from London fished with an Esthwaite guide
and landed 2 nice plump doubles of 14lb and 17lb respectively on trolled lures
up in the north basin.
However the best reported fish so far this season was taken
by local rod John Hicks from Grange whose only fish of the day was a 27lb lump,
taken from the car park swim on static joey mackerel, well done that man!
The coarse fishing has been on top form recently with perfect
conditions of warm and overcast weather and 30lb+ bags have been commonplace.
The boathouse stretch on the eastern bank and the point opposite the ticket
office have been favourite. Don?t forget its only £10 for coarse fishing permits
and they will be available until the 14th March. Best tactics continue to be
long range feeder!
For up to the minute information on the fishing or if you want to fish from a boat , please phone
Dave or Alex on 015394 36541 to make your booking
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David Coleman M.I.F.M