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

5lb 8oz Brown from Roadford Lake

Roadford regular Andy Birkett caught a stunning 5lb 8oz Brown from Roadford on 16 July. Andy was fishing by boat over the ‘boils’ located near the dam end of the lake when the fish took a small soldier palmer fly. Andy had this to say about his day: ‘We spent a few hours in the…

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17th July 2017

South West Lakes Trout Fisheries Report (June 2017)

With some of the highest temperatures across the country for many years, water temperatures rose quickly, especially in the shallower layers, to over 21ºc, resulting in catch rates falling towards the end of the month as fish became more lethargic. Water levels are still full or nearly so on all waters. Fishing: Kennick – Rods…

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30th June 2017

Peninsula classic

After a fairly quiet week last week… this week has certainly made up for it!!!!! A week that has seen a rod average of 4 fish, 1 in 3 anglers bagging up,  a seasons best rainbow of 7lb and  a fantastic Peninsula Classic competition. We have been treated to some of the best fishing the…

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12th June 2017