Fish falling to a number of tactics on Cumbrian fishery.
The trout fishing is excellent at present and with this mild spell of weather set to continue, prospects for the forthcoming weeks looks fantastic, with good numbers of trout still showing in the lake.
The fish are definitely on the fry, big time. Best areas include the ticket office frontage, strikland bay, weather bay and the swimming pool area of the lake. Find the decaying weed or structure and you have pretty much found the fry that the trout are searching for.
Esthwaite Peregrine and England international squad members Alistair Beaumont and Dave Morris fished boobies and blobs to take seven rainbows to over 5lb from the boats this week.
Paul Gratton from Blackpool fished the swimming pool from the boats and landed four rainbows to over 2lb on sinking line and cats whiskers.
Meanwhile, employing spinning tactics, Andy Murray from Lancashire took three trout to 3lb, along with a 6lb pike.
As well as the boats, the ticket office frontage from the banking is producing big style. Hawkshead Angling Club member James Timmins took a cracking rainbow of 5lb 8oz on worm. And from the same swim, Anthony James and Chris Lawler, from the Manchester area, also fished worm, landing six rainbows to 5lb.
Season ticket holders Richard Maddox and John Gardner have also taken a good few fish from the same area using legered worm. A mixture of browns and rainbows to about the 3lb mark.
However the in-form angler at present on the trout front is Hawkshead Angling Club member Dave Bell from nearby Windermere. Over four visits, Dave has taken 14 trout, a mixture of both rainbows and browns. Again using a combination of legered and float fished worm, he has taken rainbows to 5lb and browns to a similar weight.