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

GALE is Best of the Best Champion 2017

The 2017 Best of the Best Champion is Rob Gale who scooped the £1500 top prize. Rob was runner up in 2016 and went one better this time as the only person who caught 6 fish to end with a weight of 10lb 14oz. It was a great day at Kennick Reservoir for the final…

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17th October 2017

South West Lakes Trout Fisheries Report (September 2017)

General: After a generally difficult summer’s fishing, water temperatures at the reservoirs have at last started to drop (down to 15ºc at time of writing), which, combined with some fresh heavy rain showers to oxygenate the water, has meant that the Trout have started to feed eagerly again. Prospects are good for surface sport, with…

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25th September 2017

South West Lakes Trout Fisheries Report (August 2017)

General: Although water temperatures dropped slightly (to around 18 ºc) in August, the reservoir fishing across the region proved challenging, particularly with Rainbows. Generally bag numbers and the size of fish caught were down on previous months, with Brown Trout, particularly in the evenings, providing the best sport. The Trout, particularly Rainbows, have been lethargic…

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23rd August 2017

South West Lakes Trust Trout Fisheries Report (July)

General: Temperatures have remained high throughout the month and, with bright sunshine and water at around 20 ºc, the Trout, particularly Rainbows, have been lethargic and not keen to feed, preferring to retire to the cooler deeper waters of the fisheries. Water levels have now started to drop, exposing fresh areas of bank. Fishing: Kennick…

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31st July 2017
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