South West Lakes Trout Fisheries Report (February 2018)

The 2018 season opened three weeks earlier this year at Kennick Rainbow Trout fishery, on 16 February, and produced some excellent sport, before the snows came at the end of the month, for both boat and bank anglers. Water temperatures were around 6°c and the fish were eager to feed. Rods averaged 2.7 fish per…

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8th March 2018

Annual Fly Fair Attracts Over 250 People to Roadford

The sixth South West Fly Fair got the Trout fishing season off with a bang on Saturday (24 February) as fly fishermen from all over the region attended the annual show, held at Roadford Lake and hosted by South West Lakes Trust. The show is always a great place to grab a bargain, watch some…

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26th February 2018

Early Season Trout Fishing in the South West

Milemead Trout Farm Visit Ben Smeeth, Head of Angling for South West Lakes Trust, arranged for several of us Wardens and Baliffs to visit Milemead Trout Farm, to see how the Trout are grown on, getting them into prime condition ready to be stocked into South West Lake Trust waters. Paul Evenden, who runs the…

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22nd February 2018

2018 Pre-Season Trout Fishing Newsletter

2017 – A season in summary As I reflect on last season it was a real story of two halves with a really good first half and very difficult second. The fishing at the majority of waters until the end of June was really good, some cracking fish were caught and good rod averages. From…

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19th February 2018

South West Lakes Trout Fisheries Report (October 2017)

General: A good number of fish have still been feeding from the surface, which has led to some exciting dry fly sport, particularly with Daddies and Hoppers. Water levels are now starting to rise, while water temperatures are now between 13 ºc and 15 ºc. The Trust’s Brown Trout fisheries closed for the season on…

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19th October 2017