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Can you help us identify this person? Jim would like to speak to him in connection with an illegal fishing incident at Ghyll Head on 15th August. The vehicle registration is MW07 ZWF. There was also a 'Kendal College' sticker on the car window. If you can help please contact Jim on 0742 253 1255 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Still not easy

9th August.  The unsettled summer conditions have kept the trout waters relatively cool for the time of year - but the fishing is by no means easy. Ghyll Head, High Newton and Bigland are all holding plenty of fish but these are well educated trout that won't be easily fooled. The trick at this time of year is to go hunting rather than fishing. Keep on the move until you find a pocket of feeding fish or spot a patrolling trout along the margins. Look to the ripple edge with small cdc's for quietly smutting fish or work the weedbeds with a slim damsel nymphs. Lots of fish will have gone down deep especially in the afternoons - they can be difficult to fool with sinking lines and lures but buzzers fished static with a long leader and floater can often prove a deadly combination. Evenings are probably the best bet but any rise can be shortlived. Be ready for it - and try and avoid that over excited tangle just as things really get going!

Sport will pick up gradually as the month moves on and by early September normal service and actively feeding fish should have resumed.

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Another cracker from Ghyll Head

23.05.17.  Scott Patterson had this lovely 7lb rainbow from Ghyll Head last week on a damsel. The quality of fish on all the clubs waters has been exceptional this year and has included a much higher proportion of bigger fish.

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Ghyll Head

25.4.17.  Day ticket angler Mark Forsyth from Keswick had this superb rainbow from Ghyll Head over the last weekend. Mark estimated the fish at 7-8lbs. Despite the cold conditions hatches of buzzer are bringing fish up and all areas of the reservoir are holding trout. With temperatures finally set to rise after the weekend sport should get even better.

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