Dry and hot conditions in June month and now into July have produced some challenging days at the fishery.
Overcast days have been much more productive than the bright hot days. Plenty of 2lb plus bags have been caught, however, the larger trout that have been stocked have proved rather more elusive.
Graham Johns, of St. Dennis, landed the largest rainbow so far this month at 3lb 12oz. Graham's 3 fish bag weighed in at 8lb 1oz and was taken on an Olive Buzzer. John Twine, of Liskeard, landed 4 rainbows for 8lb 8oz fishing a Cat's Whisker and Black Buzzer. Austin King, of St. Neot, landed 4 rainbows for 8lb 4oz fishing a Hot Head Damsel. Ashley Vallence, of Holsworthy, landed 5 rainbows for 9lb 8oz also fishing a Damsel Nymph.
May and June months have produced some good sport at the fishery.
Warm overcast days have produced good hatches of insect life with plenty of trout surface feeding. In brighter conditions sinking and intermediate lines have been most effective fished with weighted nymphs and mini lures.
Fernley Tancock, of Launceston, landed the largest rainbow of the month at 6lb 14oz. Fernley also landed another rainbow weighing in at 2lb both of the fish were caught on an Olive Fritz lure.
Freddy Kent, of Okehampton, landed a good 5 fish bag for 10lb 10oz fishing a Dawsons Olive and a mini blob.
On Sunday the 10th May a sponsored Fly Fishing Match was held at Temple Trout Fishery in Aid of Help for Heroes Charity.
Ten anglers arrived on a dull windy day bringing with them an amazing £526 in sponsorship money,
and had a wonderful days fishing, in all be it trying conditions.
The fishery Manager/owner Julian made us all very welcome and did a fantastic job of preparing and pegging the lake side, also heating and serving the lunch, pasties and quiche followed by fruit tart and cream.
All the prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place were donated by local businesses, St Austell Angling Centre, Rodger May Bodmin and Monster Fishing Par Moor.
A raffle was also held, prizes once again having been donated, thanks to all donors, this raised another £48, bringing the total raised to £574:00, a truly fantastic effort was made by all.
Warm overcast days have fished exceptionally well with plenty of trout surface feeding.
Hawthorn flies have started to show and in these favourable conditions floating lines fished with dries, buzzers and small nymphs have been very productive. In cooler conditions sinking and sink tip lines have been most productive fished with mini lures and weighted nymphs.
The largest rainbow of the month was taken by Ian Smart, of St. Neot. This fine fish tipped the scales at 5lb 11oz and was taken on a Dawson's Olive. Ian landed an additional two rainbows to give him a total three fish bag of 9lb 14oz. Andy Dexter, of Pensilva, landed a good 6 fish bag for 13lb 4oz fishing a Blue Flash Damsel Nymph. Reuben Girling, of West Cornwall, landed a good 9 fish bag for 20llb 1oz on a Dawson's Olive.
The Help For Heroes Charity Match proved to be a great success. In first place was John Twine, of Liskeard, with a five fish bag for 10lb 9oz. John won himself a new fishing rod and reel. The anglers that participated raised a grand total of £574 for the charity.
March month and now into April sport has been very productive at the fishery.
Warm days have seen prolific hatches of buzzers with plenty of good trout surface feeding. In these conditions floating lines fished with buzzers, nymphs and dries have taken some good bags. In poorer conditions intermediate and sinking lines fished with nymphs, mini lures and boobies have caught some good trout.
Graham Angel, of Bodmin, landed a good 12 fish bag for 26lb 4oz fishing buzzers. Graham's largest rainbow tipped the scales at 5lb 4oz.
Sean Finnegan, of St Mawes, landed a good 5lb 11oz rainbow fishing a black buzzer. Sean also landed two other rainbows to give him a 10lb 9oz bag.
With the arrival of Spring fishing conditions have been more favorable at the fishery.
On the warmer days fish have been active in the lake with floating, intermediate and sink tip lines fished with mini lures, nymphs and buzzers being most productive.
Dave Richardson, of North Hill, landed a good 4 fish bag for 12lb 5oz fishing a White Minkey. Dave's largest rainbow tipped the scales at 5lb 13oz. Graham Jenner, of Seven Oaks Kent, landed a good 8 fish bag for 20lb fishing pink and olive buzzers.
Help for Heroes fishing competition 10th May 9am - 4pm. Minimum of £10 sponsorship and day ticket. £2 for a pasty and a sweet for lunch. Maximum of 20 places. Book in with Julian on 01208 821730 or 07787704966. E-mail Alan for a sponsor form: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poor weather has restricted fishing throughout January and into February. In freezing conditions the lake has been frozen over.
On the days when conditions have been favourable anglers have ventured out to fish and have been rewarded. Chris Tippett, of Whiddon Down, landed a 5 fish bag for 10lb 2oz fishing a black and red fritz. Alan Thomson, of Roche, landed a good 4lb 12oz rainbow fishing a black and green fritz. Alan landed 3 rainbows for 8lb 8oz.
December and now into January fishing has been productive depending on weather conditions.
On the warmer settled days fishing has proved more prolific with trout being caught close to the surface on intermediate and floating lines fished with nymphs and mini lures.
David Snell, of Bovey Tracey, landed a good 7 fish bag for 17lb 8oz fishing a Montana Nymph with a white thorax. David's best rainbow weighed in at 4lb 15oz. Richard Lister, of Penryn, landed a good 3lb brown trout fishing a yellow tadpole.
November and December have produced some good sport at the fishery. On mild overcast days fishing has been good throughout the day with floating and intermediate lines fished with mini lures and nymphs being most effective. On the cooler days fishing can be slower to get going but usually improves as the day progresses.
Mick Ward, of Mevagissey, landed a super 7lb brown trout and a 2lb rainbow fishing an Orange Booby. Graham Johns, of St Dennis, landed a good 3lb 15oz rainbow on a Dawson's Olive. Graham's 2 fish bag weighed 5lb 15oz. David Snell, of Bovey Tracey, landed a good 6 fish bag for 12lb 8oz fishing a White Montana.
On the settled days fishing has been good. Floating and intermediate lines fished with mini lures, nymphs and dries have been most productive. After heavy rainfall bright lures, such as the Cat's Whisker, have been most successful
Dave Richardson, of Launceston, landed a good 6 fish bag for 12lb 6oz fishing a Cat's Whisker and a Montana nymph. Kevin Hooper, of St. Austell, landed a good 3 fish bag for 7lb 8oz fishing a Dawson's Olive and a Black Lure. Kevin's largest rainbow tipped the scales at 3lb 11oz.