Catch Report January 2020
|Catch record||Lake 1||Lake 2|
Rainbow Trout total
Brown Trout Total
Trout Total (by lake)
|Catch & Release||38|
|Average weight||3.3 lbs|
|Average catch per rod (both lakes)||1.9|
|Six rods registered at this weight|
Despite the amount of rain over the last few weeks causing water levels in both lakes to overflow, this month’s figures show members who have braved the conditions have had some success with the rod average being up on December.
Care is needed when fishing lake two due to the high water level, but in spite of the high water levels the fishing is steady with various methods bringing results.
The water in lake one remains cloudy due to the amount of rain, however for the members who have ventured to cast a line, fish have been forthcoming.
I have found that the best method for lake one at the moment is a 12ft leader, using unweighted flies such as Appetisers, Straggle Cats and Mini Cats Whisker. The flies are fished sub surface, it works for me, but no guarantee Gents.
The 2018 AGM was held at the Bottle House on Saturday 1st February 2020. The committee presented reports concerning various areas of the club which were both interesting and informative . Catch and release was discussed, members were reminded to use barbless or de-barbed hooks and to take care when handling fish. There was a suggestion for members to use rubberised landing nets as these cause less damage to the fish than traditional nets. I have been advised the club are looking at purchasing a couple this type of net which will be kept in the lodge for members to use when fishing catch and release.
Members had concerns about the water levels on lake two and water quality in lake one. We were assured discussions with the Penshurst Estate to carry out the necessary work to try to alleviate the problems are on going. Up dates on the work will be relayed to the membership in due course.
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Tight lines gentlemen.
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