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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.

September / October 2016 Fishing Report

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Cooler conditions have seen water temperatures drop and thus more favourable conditions for catching trout.
Some good hatches have produced good dry fly fishing but on the whole intermediate lines fished with wet flies and nymphs have been most productive.

Dr. Roly, of Plymouth, on two consecutive visits landed seven rainbows for 14lb 8oz fishing a yellow dancer and a black and grey spider pattern.
Dr. Roly's largest rainbow tipped the scales at 3lb 4oz.

July / August 2016 Fishing Report

In bright hot conditions a sinking line is a must as fish have been deeper in the lake.
Weighted nymphs, buzzers and mini lures have been the most effective flies at present.

In a Temple v Kennick fly fishing match eighteen anglers landed forty-five Trout.
Darren Penfold, of the Kennick Fly Fishers, landed the best five fish bag at 9 lb 6oz.
John Twine, of Liskeard, fishing for Temple landed the best rainbow of the day weighing 3lb 12oz.
Both Kennick and Temple averaged 2.5 fish per rod but Temple just beat Kennick with a 1lb 15oz average per fish to Kennick's 1lb 14oz average.
A good day was had by all.

Other good fish were caught by Les Brown, of Ilminster, who landed a good 6lb 2oz rainbow on a Humungus and Graham Mason, of Saltash, who landed a good 6lb 5oz rainbow on a pearl buzzer.

June / July 2016 Fishing Report

June/July has seen some good sport at the fishery.

The larger rainbows that have been stocked are proving difficult to catch, but on the whole some reasonable catches have been had.

Ben Wyatt, of Liskeard, landed a good 3lb 5oz brown trout fishing a Cat's Whisker.
Chris Short, of Ilminster, landed 5 rainbows for 10lb 8oz fishing a Dawson's Olive and a Nomad.
Graham Johns, of St. Dennis, landed a good four fish bag for 9lb 12oz on a black Nomad.