Temple        Bodmin        PL30 4HW        01208 821730        07787 704966        julian@templefishery.co.uk

Temple Trout Fishery

March / April 2018 Fishing Report

At last, spring is here!

Warmer weather conditions are producing some good hatches of insects at the fishery with plenty of trout surface feeding.

Many good bags of trout have been caught on a variety of flies and techniques.
Dave Richardson, of North Hill, and Christine Harris, of Penryn, both caught 3 lb 8 oz rainbows which are the largest trout so far this month
Dave's total bag weight for four fish was 10 lb 4 oz and was taken on a Cat's Whisker.
Christine weighed in six rainbows for 15 lb 4 oz which were taken on a Damsel Nymph
Chris Short, of Ilminster, landed five rainbows for 11 lb 10 oz fishing nymphs.
Dave Johns, of St. Austell, landed five fish for 11 lb 6 oz fishing an Orange Cat. Dave's largest trout tipped the scales at 3 lb 1 oz.

October / November 2017 Fishing Report

October and now into November has seen improved fishing with dropping water temperatures, although fishing has been hampered on some days with harsh weather conditions.

On the warmer days there has been rising trout with fish being caught on floating lines fished with dry flies, buzzers and nymphs.
On the cooler days intermediate and sinking lines have been most effective fished with mini lures and weighted nymphs.

Graham Johns, of St. Austell, landed a good three fish bag for 6lb 15oz caught on an Orange Blob. Graham's largest rainbow tipped the scales at 2lb 11oz.
Ken Mathis , of U.S.A. returned a super approximate 5lb brown trout in a successful afternoons fishing.

September / October 2017 Fishing Report

Water temperatures are dropping and the fishing is improving.

On the warmer days, there are still some good hatches of insects with plenty of trout surface feeding.
Access to the fishery is much improved with the Temple flyover now open.

Some of the larger trout stocked through the summer should be becoming easier to catch with the drop in water temperature and I am expecting some good bags to be weighed in.

Lorraine Flavell, of Wakefield, landed the largest trout so far this month which was a 3lb brown caught on a Cat's Whisker.
Stockies were coming out on a variety of flies and techniques.
Dave Truran, of St. Austell, landed three rainbows for 6lb fishing nymphs and an Orange Blob.
Mr. Edmond, of Falmouth, landed five rainbows for 8lb 8oz fishing a weighted nymph.  

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.