Dries and slow sinkers still taking fish as mild weather continues.
Fish week 93 (season 11,564) Returns 31 (2,685) Rod average 3.0 (4.3)
With the continuing mild weather fish have been active in the top two feet of water and there have been reports of some surface sport to dries and traditional wet fly fishing. However, a number of anglers have chosen to fish with slow sinking lines and lures (minkies etc) and have had some cracking sport with excellent conditioned fish in the 2-4lb range. We have been told of anglers losing big fish due to them running through the weedbeds and snapping leaders. A good piece of advice is to use at least 8lb B.S leader material and only fish one fly, especially when lure fishing.
Regular Ravensthorpe angler Doug Whibley caught and released a fine Brown of at least 4½lb which took a size 12 Dunkeld on a floating line while fishing a team of traditional flies.
The Brown trout season has now ended and all Browns need to be returned safely to the water.
Half Day permits (1 fish) will be valid all day from 1 November until 31 December £16.
Boat prices reduced in November – fish all day from 9am for £17.
Mid Northants Bob Church Vice Presidents Trophy Sunday 30 October
The biggest fish of this match was a cracking 7lb 14oz Rainbow caught by Stuart Eggleton. The surprise fish of the day was caught by Ravensthorpe regular Graham Smith – a 20lb Common Carp which took an orange blob!
1st Richard Slater 16lb 0oz
2nd Mick O’Farrell 13lb 14oz
3rd Pip Jeffs 11lb 8oz
Best Rainbow 7lb 14oz Taken by Stuart Eggleton
Best Brown 4lb 8oz Taken by Doug Whibley.
Best boat areas All over.
Best bank areas Dam and far side Platforms.
Best methods See report.
Mid week boat winner S Walsh of Burnham, Bucks.
Fur and Feather 6 November.