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July / August 2017 Fishing Report

The four lanes of the A30 are at last open.
We are, however, still waiting for the long due opening of the Temple Tor flyover which is the fishery's main access point for east bound traffic.

Rob Thomas, of St. Neot, landed a good brace of rainbows for 5lb 8oz fishing a pink lure. Rob's largest rainbow tipped the scales at 4lb.
Paul Haines, of Falmouth, landed a brace of trout for 4lb 4oz which included a nice brown of 2lb 4oz which was taken on a black and green tadpole.

A huge thank you to all our valued customers who braved the A30 roadworks and supported the fishery through this lengthy and difficult process.

June / July 2017 Fishing Report

The cooler overcast days have been most productive at the fishery with floating and intermediate lines being most effective fished with small nymphs.

On two consecutive visits to the fishery, Austin king, of St. Neot, landed nine rainbows for 22lb 12oz fishing Damsel nymphs and dry flies.

Richard Colsell, of Newquay, landed five rainbows for 11lb 9oz fishing a small black nymph. Richard's largest rainbow tipped the scales at 3lb 11oz.

We have been assured that access to the fishery via the Temple flyover will be open for use at the end of the month.

May / June 2017 Fishing Report

Varying weather conditions has produced varying sport at the fishery.

On some of the warmer days large hatches of buzzers have occurred, with buzzer fishing coming into its own.
In less favourable conditions mini lures and nymphs have been most effective.

John Twine, of Liskeard, landed a good seven fish bag for 15lb 1oz fishing a Hot Head Cat's Whisker and buzzers.
John's largest rainbow weighed in at 5lb 5oz.
Dave Richardson, of Launceston, landed a good 5lb rainbow fishing a Diawl Bach.

April / May 2017 Fishing Report

On warm overcast days good hatches of insects have taken place with plenty of trout surface feeding.
In these conditions floating lines fished with buzzers and dry flies have been most successful.

In unfavourable conditions trout have been deeper with intermediate and sinking lines being most effective fished with weighted nymphs and mini lures.

The largest five fish bag was taken by Dave Richardson, of North Hill, who landed five rainbows for 14lb fishing a Cat's Whisker.
On a separate visit Dave landed the largest rainbow at 6lb and a trout of 2lb 14oz fishing a Blue Flash Damsel Nymph.
Other good trout were taken by Graham Johns, of St. Dennis, who landed a good 4lb 3oz fish on a Blue Flash Damsel, Dave Richardson, who landed a 3lb 11oz rainbow on a Cat's Whisker and Chris Short, of Ilminster, who landed a 3lb 4oz fish on a Blue Flash Damsel.

March / April 2017 Fishing Report

March and now into April has produced some fine sport at the fishery.

On the warm days good hatches of buzzers have produced plenty of surface activity, with floating lines fished with buzzers, dry flies and nymphs being most successful. In not so favourable conditions sinking and intermediate lines fished with mini lures and weighted nymphs have produced catches of trout.

Christine Harris, of Penryn, landed the best five fish bag at 13lb 14oz fishing a Blue Flash Damsel.
In two consecutive visits to the fishery Christine landed ten rainbows for 27lb.
Christine also landed the largest rainbow so far this month at 3lb 7oz which was taken on a White Minkie.

Dave Johns, of Penwithick, landed a five fish bag for 12lb 3oz fishing a Cat's Whisker and Dave Truran, of Par, bagged three good rainbows for 8lb 15oz fishing a Damsel Nymph.

February / March 2017 Fishing Report

February and now into March has produced some exhilarating sport at the fishery.

Mild days have produced some good hatches of insects with plenty of trout surface feeding.
In cooler conditions sinking and intermediate lines, fished with nymphs, mini lures and boobies, have been most productive.

David Snell, of Bovey Tracey, landed a good eight fish bag for 20lb 4oz fishing an Orange Nomad.
Dave Perks, of St. Austell, landed a good five fish bag for 12lb 3oz fishing nymphs.

The largest rainbows of the month were taken by Peter Gibbs, of Callington, and John Twine, of Liskeard.
Both fish weighed in at 3lb 10oz each and we're caught on a Yellow Booby and a blood worm pattern.

January / February 2017 Fishing Report

Milder days have seen a great deal of surface activity at the fishery with trout being caught on or close to the surface with dry flies, buzzers and small nymphs.
In poor weather conditions trout have been deeper with lures producing more sport.

Sean Sibley, of Liskeard, landed the best bag with five rainbows tipping the scales at 13lb 13oz.
Sean's bag was taken on a Cat's Whisker.

Chris Short, of Ilminster, landed the best rainbow at 3lb 14oz which was taken on a Black Nomad.

December 2016 / January 2017 Fishing Report

December and now into January has seen some good sport at the fishery.

On the warmer days hatching insects have produced good surface activity with fish taking dry flies and buzzers.
In wintery conditions weighted nymphs and mini lures have been most effective.

In two visits to the fishery Christine Harris, of Penryn, landed eight rainbows for 18lb 14oz fishing a Damsel Nymph, Minkey and Montana.

November / December 2016 Fishing Report

MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

November and now into December has seen some good sport at the fishery.

A variety of flies and techniques have taken trout.
On the warmer overcast days fish have been feeding close to the surface making floating lines fished with mini lures, nymphs and dries very effective.

Chris Tippett, of Whiddon Down, landed a good six fish bag for 13lb 11oz fishing an Orange Nomad, Daddy Longlegs, Sedge and Humungus.
Richard Colsell, of Newquay, landed a good five fish bag for 11lb 15oz. Richard's largest rainbow tipped the scales at 3lb 9oz and the bag was taken on an olive nymph.

October / November 2016 Fishing Report

Cooler conditions and a drop in water temperature have activated the trout and created some favourable sport.

Some good bags have been taken mainly fishing intermediate lines with mini lures and nymphs.
Keith Ratcliffe, of Exeter, landed a good five dish bag for 11lb 1oz fishing a Yellow Dancer.
Chris Tippet, of Whiddon Down, landed a good five fish bag for 11lb fishing mini lures.
Christine Harris, of Penryn, landed the largest rainbow at 3lb 6oz fishing a Blue Flash Damsel Nymph.