Cooler conditions in October and now into November has seen improved sport.
On some of the warmer days fish have been surface feeding and can be caught on floating lines fished with dry flies, buzzers and small nymphs. In less favourable conditions sinking lines with mini lures, weighted nymphs and boobies have been most productive.
R Prout, of Liskeard, landed four rainbows for 7lb fishing a black Hopper, Damsel nymph and orange Tadpole. S. Munnery, of Liskeard, landed a brown trout of 2lb 11oz on a cat's Whisker Booby.
Fishing conditions have improved with the drop in temperature. However, on the warmer overcast days plenty of trout have been surface feeding and can be caught fishing dries such as hoppers, daddies and sedge. In less favourable conditions sinking and intermediate lines are more productive fished with nymphs, mini lures and boobies
In an afternoon of sport, G. Poole, of Camelford, landed three rainbows for 5lb 8oz fishing a Zulu S. Munnery, of Liskeard, landed nine stockies in three visits fishing boobies.
Now into September conditions are much more suitable for catching trout
Cooler weather has brought trout closer to the surface with good rises on occasion Dry flies such as daddies, hoppers and sedge and also buzzers have been most productive
John Twine, of Liskeard, landed four plump stockists fishing a brown snake fly and a buzzer Alan Horne, of Callington, was playing a trout he estimated to be into double figures, unfortunately Alan's rod snapped and the monster was seen disappearing back into the depths. Alan hooked the trout on an Orange Booby.
Throughout the heatwave of July and into August fishing conditions have been difficult. In these hot temperatures mornings and evenings are most productive and fish have generally been deeper in the lake. The present wet and cooler conditions have brought fish closer to the surface and on the feed with some days experiencing plenty of surface activity.
Mr. Nankivell, of Plymouth, landed four rainbows for 7lb on a damsel nymph. Mr. Thomas, of Newquay, landed three rainbows for 5lb 8oz on a montana and orange lure.
Generally the lake is fishing well with plenty of stockies being caught.
June and now into July has seen extremely bright and hot weather.
In these unfavourable conditions fish are deeper in the lake so fishing a sinking line with weighted nymphs and mini lures is the most productive method. In cooler overcast conditions fish have been surface feeding and can be caught with a floating line fished with buzzers, nymphs and dry flies.
Dave Locke, of Milton Abbot, landed a good four fish bag containing three stockies and a good 4lb 4oz blue trout fishing an Orange Dognobbler deep and slow.
Hot and bright days have put the fish deeper in the lake, in these conditions sinking lines are a must fished with mini lures and nymphs. On the cooler overcast days floating lines with dry flies, buzzers and nymphs have taken trout. On these days there have been plentiful hatches of insects with plenty of trout surface feeding.
Visiting angler J. Goggin landed a good 3lb rainbow on a nymph. Local angler Mike Sherry landed five rainbows for 8lb 10oz fishing a mini Cat's Whisker.
April and now into May has seen some great sport at the fishery. Hatches of buzzers and hawthorn have brought trout to the surface where anglers fishing dry flies, buzzers and nymphs have tempted some good trout.
Mr. Puttock, of Wadebridge, landed a good five fish bag for 11lb. The largest rainbow tipped the scales at 3lb 8oz and the bag was taken on a blue flash damsel pattern and buzzers. Mr. Oram, of Looe, landed a good rainbow also at 3lb 8oz fishing a damsel nymph pattern.
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 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.