June 2024 – Fishing Report


In warm overcast conditions prolific hatches of insects have brought plentiful amounts of trout surface feeding.   In both wet and bright conditions trout have been caught deeper in the lake. 

Mr Rose, of Liskeard,  caught a good three fish bag for 9lb. The bag included a 4lb 15oz rainbow which is the largest rainbow so far this month and was taken on a White Snake.

Mr Twine,  of Liskeard,  landed a good five fish bag for 14lb 2oz.  The largest rainbow weighed 4lb 14oz. The bag was taken on a Dawsons Olive. 

Miss Pratt, of Bodmin, landed four good rainbows for 13lb 2oz on a Dawsons Olive.  The largest rainbow of the bag weighed 4lb 7oz.

Mrs Harris,  of Penryn,  landed ten rainbows for 23lb 2oz fishing a Damsel Nymph. 

May 2024 – Fishing Report

Warm overcast days have produced good hatches of insects with plenty of trout surface feeding.  In bright conditions fish have been caught deeper in the lake. 

Mr Loader, of Bude, caught the largest rainbow of the month at 5lb 8oz. The six fish bag weighed 16lb 4oz and was taken on Buzzers. On another trip to the fishery Mr Loader weighed in six rainbow for 15lb 4oz, with the largest rainbow at 4lb.  The bag was taken on a Black Chomper.

Mr Snell, of Plymouth, landed nine rainbows for 22lb 8oz on a Daiwl Bach and Red Buzzer. 

April 2024 – Fishing Report

On warm overcast days prolific hatches of insects have brought good numbers of trout feeding on the surface.   In these conditions floating lines fished with dries, nymphs and mini lures have been most productive.

In more unfavourable conditions sinking and intermediate lines fished with nymphs,  lures and boobies have been most successful. 

The largest trout of the month weighed in at 4lb 14oz taken by Mr Gordon of North Hill on a Nymph.  

Mr Loader, of Bude, landed  a good six fish bag for 15lb 4oz. The largest rainbow weighed 4lb and the bag was taken on a Black and Olive Hothead.

Miss Pratt, of Bodmin, landed six fish for 14lb 4oz on a Dawsons Olive. 

Mr Carr, of Bodmin,  landed five rainbows for 15lb fishing lures and boobies 

Mr Winchester,  of Callington,  landed five rainbows for 11lb 8oz fishing a Black and Silver Humongous.

March 2024 – Fishing Report

On the dull overcast days plenty of trout have been surface feeding.  On the wet dank days trout tend to be deeper in the lake with sinking and intermediate lines fished with mini lures,  weighted nymphs and boobies being most effective. 

Mr Buttle, of Plymouth,  landed a good five fish bag for 12lb 8oz fishing buzzers.

Mr Pidgeon, of Princetown, landed five rainbows for 11lb on a Blue Flash Damsel Nymph. 

The largest rainbow of the month was also taken by Mr Buttle, of Plymouth,  fishing a Bread Crust fly.  The trout tipped the scales at 5lb. Mr Buttle’s three fish bag on this visit weighed 9lb. The bag was taken on a Bread Crust fly and a White Pearl fly.

January 2024 Fishing Report

Dull mild days have brought trout feeding close to the surface. 
Floating and intermediate lines fished with mini lures and nymphs have been most productive. 

The largest trout this month of 5lb 14oz was caught by Mr Twine,  of Liskeard.
Mr Twine’s three fish bag weighed 10lb 5oz and was taken on a Dawsons Olive.
On another visit Mr Twine landed four rainbows for 10lb 3oz the largest of which was 3lb 2oz and the bag was taken on a Blue Flash Damsel Nymph. 

Mr Carr, of Bodmin,  landed five rainbows for 11lb fishing a Booby. 

December 2023 Fishing Report

Those anglers braving the weather conditions have taken some good bags of trout. 

The largest rainbow of the month was taken by Mr King,  of Mount Hawke, which weighed in at 3lb 5oz and was caught on a Cat’s Whisker. 

Mr Buttle,  of Plymouth,  landed five fine rainbows for 11lb 12oz fishing a Micro X, Viva and Damsel Nymph. 

Mr White,  of Liskeard,  weighed in a good bag of five rainbows for 13lb fishing a Lead Head Damsel Nymph. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. 

November 2023 Fishing Report

For the brave anglers who have ventured out in the wet and windy conditions,  their efforts have been rewarded.

The largest rainbow of the month weighed 4lb 2oz and was taken with another three rainbows giving a total bag weight of 11lb 1oz.  The bag was caught on a White Minky by Mr Buttle of Plymouth. 

Mr Prout,  of Liskeard,  landed five rainbows for 11lb 8oz fishing a Pink Snake.

October 2023 Fishing Report

Warm days have seen good hatches of insects with plenty of trout surface feeding.
Blustery autumn conditions have at times made fishing unfavourable, however, those braving these days have been successful. 

Mr White,  of Liskeard,  landed five rainbows for 10lb fishing a weighted Damsel Nymph. 
Mr Westwood,  of West Cornwall,  landed three rainbows for 6lb 4oz also on a Damsel Nymph. 

September 2023 Fishing Report

Warm overcast days have had good hatches of insects with plenty of trout surface feeding. 

On these days floating lines  fished with buzzers, dries, nymphs and mini lures can be very effective. In bright hot conditions a sinking line fished with boobies, mini lures and weighted nymphs has proven successful.  

Mr Prout, of Liskeard,  landed five rainbows and a brown trout for 11lb fishing buzzers.  

Mr White, of Liskeard,  landed five rainbows for 10lb fishing a weighted Damsel Nymph. 

August 2023 Fishing Report

Warm overcast conditions have provided some good hatches of fly life with plenty of trout surface feeding.  On these days good bags of trout have been caught using floating lines with nymphs,  mini lures, dries and buzzers. 
In poor dank conditions sinking lines with boobies, weighted nymphs and mini lures have been most productive. 

Mr Dexter, of Liskeard,  landed the best rainbow of the month at 5lb 8oz, his three fish bag total weight was 9lb 8oz and was taken on a Blue Flash Damsel. 

Mr Twine,  of Liskeard,  landed a good 4lb 6oz rainbow and four others for a total bag weight of 13lb fishing a Dawsons Olive and Orange Cat’s Whisker. 

Mr Loader, of Bude,  landed five rainbows for 11lb fishing a Black and Green Fritz Hothead. 

July 2023 Fishing Report

Varying weather conditions have required different fly fishing techniques. 
When hot and bright, a sinking line is recommended as fish have been caught deeper in the lake with boobies,  mini lures and weighted nymphs. 
When dull and overcast fish have been caught close to the surface with buzzers,  mini lures, nymphs and dry flies.

The largest rainbow of the month was taken by Mr Hislop, of Liskeard,  who landed a good 4lb 4oz trout in a three fish bag which was taken on a black and green Taddy.

Mr Dexter, of Liskeard, landed five rainbows for 10lb fishing a Blue Flash Damsel. 

Mr White,  of Liskeard,  landed four rainbows for 9lb fishing a Damsel Nymph. 

Mr Buttle,  of Plymouth,  landed five rainbows for 9lb 4oz on a Cat’s Whisker, Viva and Montana. 

June 2023 Fishing Report

In cool overcast conditions bountiful amounts of trout have been surface feeding. In these conditions floating lines fished with buzzers, nymphs and dry flies have been most productive. 
It is best to avoid the hottest part of the day as temperatures have exceeded the norm, although on these bright hot days sinking lines fished with boobies, mini lures and weighted nymphs have taken some good bags of trout.

Mr Lewis, of Bridgewater,  landed four rainbows for 11lb fishing a green and black buzzer. The largest rainbow of the bag was 4lb.

Mr Buttle, of Plymouth,  landed five rainbows for 13lb 8oz on buzzers and nymphs.  The largest rainbow weighed 4lb.

Mr Twine, of Liskeard,  landed six rainbows for 13lb 12oz fishing buzzers.

May 2023 Fishing Report

Some great sport is being had at the fishery with prolific hatches of buzzers and other insects.  The warm overcast days are more productive for surface sport.  In cool or bright conditions intermediate or sink tip lines are most successful with weighted nymphs and mini lures.

The largest trout of the month was taken by local angler Mr Frost.  The trout tipped the scales at 5lb and was taken on an Olive Fritz. 

Mr Buttle, of Plymouth,  landed four good rainbows for 15lb fishing a Hemo Buzzer and Mini Cat.

Mr Snell, of Plymouth,  landed five rainbows for 13lb 14oz on a Blue Flash Damsel.

Mr Twine, of Liskeard, landed a five fish bag for 11lb 5oz on Buzzers and a Mini Cat. 

Mr Husband,  of St Austell,  landed nine rainbows for 18lb on Damsel Nymphs and Buzzers.

Many anglers have commented on the good quality fish and how hard they are fighting.  Booking is a requirement to fish Mallard Lake.  Unfortunately Teal Lake remains closed at this time.

April 2023 Fishing Report

On the cooler damp days trout have been less active and in these conditions sinking and intermediate lines fished with mini lures,  boobies and weighted nymphs have been most productive.

On the warmer days prolific hatches of buzzers have had good numbers of trout surface feeding. In these warmer conditions floating lines fished with buzzers, nymphs and dries are most effective. 

Visiting anglers Peter and Paul between them caught seven trout the largest weighing in at 7lb 6oz. The bag was taken on a Hothead Cat. 

Mr Husband, of St Austell, landed eight rainbows for 18lb 2oz on buzzers and the largest rainbow weighed 4lb 2oz.

Mr Elphick, of Lostwithiel,  landed seven rainbows for 14lb on a white booby.

Mrs Harris, of Penryn, landed a ten fish bag for 19lb 2oz on a Hothead Damsel Nymph. 

Mr Snell, of Plymouth,  landed three fish for 8lb and the largest rainbow was 5lb. The bag was taken on a Blue Flash Damsel Nymph. 

March 2023 Fishing Report

On the warm overcast days plenty of trout have been surface feeding on hatching buzzers. On these days floating lines fished with buzzers, nymphs, dries and mini lures have been most productive.
In colder brighter conditions sinking lines fished with mini lures and nymphs have been successful. 

The largest trout of the month was taken by Mr Harvey, of Plymouth,  who landed a good 9lb rainbow on a blue flash Damsel nymph.

Mr Terry, of Plymouth,  landed four rainbows for 9lb 8oz fishing mini lures. 

Mr Twine,  of Liskeard,  landed five rainbows for 8lb 14oz fishing buzzers. 

February 2023 Fishing Report

The warmer overcast days have had good hatches of buzzers with good number of trout surface feeding. 

In these conditions floating lines fished with mini lures, nymphs and buzzers have been most productive. 
On the cold bright days fish have been taken deeper in the lake with weighted nymphs and mini lures. 

The largest trout of the month was taken by Mr Twine,  of Liskeard,  who landed a good 3lb 6oz fis on a Cat’s Whisker. 
On another visit to the fishery Mr Twine weighed in six fish for 12lb 10oz fishing buzzers.

Mr Loader, of Bude,  landed six good rainbows for 12lb fishing mini lures.

January 2023 Fishing Report

In favourable conditions trout have been taken close to the surface with floating and intermediate lines being most effective fished with weighted nymphs and mini lures.

Mr Twine, of Liskeard, landed five good rainbows for 10lb 2oz fishing a Dawsons Olive and a mini Cat’s Whisker.
Mr Carr, of Liskeard, landed five rainbows for 10lb fishing a Damsel Nymph, lead head Cat and a Minky.
Mr Prout, of Liskeard, landed seven rainbows for 13lb 8oz fishing a mini Olive Snake.

September / October 2022 Fishing Report

Overall great sport at the fishery with some good bags being caught by plenty of visiting anglers.
On the warmer overcast days plenty of trout have been surface feeding.

The largest rainbow of the month was taken by Mr Harrington, of Liskeard, who landed a good 4lb 8oz rainbow.
The total bag of four fish weighed in at 10lb 8oz and was caught on a Dawsons Olive.

Mr Girling, of Mount Hawke, landed a good 4lb 1oz and two other fish with a bag weight of 8lb 11oz also on a Dawsons Olive.
Mr Loader, of Bude, landed a good six fish bag for 15lb on a Black Fritz Hothead.
Mr Elphick, of Lostwithiel, landed six fish for 13lb 8oz fishing boobies

August / September 2022 Fishing Report

Cooler conditions have seen the trout move from deep in the lake closer to the surface. Good numbers of trout have been surface feeding throughout the day, especially in dull overcast conditions.
Mini lures, nymphs, buzzers and dries fished with floating lines have been successful.

Mr Twine, of Liskeard, took a good five fish bag of 11lb 2oz on a Dawsons Olive. The largest rainbow weighed in at 3lb 2oz.
Mr Dexter, of Pensilva, took five fish for 10lb 8oz fishing with a Montana Nymph and a Dawsons Olive.
Mr, Harrington, of Rilla Mill, landed five rainbows for 10lb 8oz fishing a Montana and a Dawsons Olive.