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Fishing Reports

9th August.  Cool conditions have helped the trout waters - although educated fish are proving a challenge. As usual during the summer months fish early&late or take a good book if you go in the afternoon. Some nice small spates on the rivers and a few fish moving. Coarse waters fishing consistently.

Bigland Trout Fishery

192 x 120 192x106 9th August. Cooler water temperatures are helping but fishing remains generally hard. Most days see fish rising to terrestrials but often well out of range. As ever on this fishery adopting a very mobile approach and targeting any moving fish should produce better results that standing still. Evening buzzer and sedge hatches remain unpredictable. In most years sport gradually picks up during August but don't expect consistent sport until stocking resumes in Sep[tember.

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Ghyll Head

ghyll_head9th August. Anglers are still finding feeding fish by a variety of methods and there have been some quite good days despite the break in stocking. Even in the cooler conditions fish are dropping deeper during the day but will respond to static nymphs and buzzers fished deep. Some good movement early and late up in the shallow areas and around the weedbeds where small, slim damsel patterns are proving very effective. Stocking starts up again in September.

High Newton

high_newton9th August. The recent cooler weather and rain has helped to stir things up a bit although the fish are clearly well versed in the ways of anglers. It helps to deceive these more educated fish if you've got the advantage of a disturbed surface. Straggly terrestrial patterns or beetles will pull the fish up. Recent reports of some very good rises in the last hour or two. Still plenty of fish around but often tantalisingly out of range. Quietly try the less favoured pegs that don't get fished too often.

Ratherheath Tarn

ratherheath29th July. Ratherheath has fished extremely well over the last few weeks with a constant stream of carp in the mid teens and more. No reason to suspect why that happy state of affairs won't continue over the next few weeks.


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