A great start to the 2016 season with near perfect conditions allowing 43 anglers to get their rod tips wet for the first time this year!
A selection of rainbows and browns were caught, many of them overwintered. The water levels are still on the rise and the reservoir is now at about 89% full, which has allowed fishing in all of the bays to once again become accessible.
The rod average for this weekend was 7.98 with 343 fish caught by 43 anglers.
The heaviest Rainbow was 5lb caught by Mr Darraugh.
There were no brown weights recorded.
Popular areas this week have been up at the North end, Tower Bank and Fishtail Creek
Methods & Flies
The most successful patterns were Pink Snake, Cat's Whisker, Blobs and Buzzers
Intermediate and fast sinking lines have proved successful
Casting Lessons for beginners
An Introduction to fishing with a fly.
An opportunity to learn the basics of fly fishing, the course covers basic casting, knots and entomology. Our qualified instructor will provide all equipment for the course - you are welcome to bring your own. The sessions start at 10am and will last for approx 2 hours.
Keep an eye out for dates!
Carsington Open Competition
The Carsington Spring Open Competition will be held on Saturday 9th April 2016. Bookings are available online here
Please help us by completing your catch return with as much information as possible. It's great to hear about the methods you are using, flies which have caught and the areas that you have fished. New anglers will be very grateful for this information.
It is now possible to book your days fishing online 24/7. It’s a great way of making a booking out of hours and checking the availability of boats.
You can also help us with our reports by filling in the fishing catch return forms and putting them in the returns box by the warden’s office, plus any pictures are always useful.
We look forward to seeing you throughout the 2016 season.
Don’t forget to book your boat in advance to avoid disappointment.
Boats can leave the jetty from 8.30am
All boats are back to the jetty by 5.30pm
Please allow sufficient time to return from your fishing spot
Please note that Carsington is a boat fishing water only. It is advisable that boat bookings are made in advance to avoid disappointment. Discounts are available for bookings of 5 or more boats.