SW LAKES WEEKLY TROUT FISHERY ROUND UP – Week ending 15 March 2020

Fisheries update

Our fisheries will remain open despite the coronavirus outbreak. What better place to be than isolating yourself around one of our lakes doing some fishing!

The sport last week was again really good, its much milder this week so we anticipate some really good fishing to be had at all the lakes. Burrator had a rod average of 3.66.

The Brown Trout waters had opening day on Sunday 15th with Colliford producing well for Dean Boucher who caught 7 fish to 1lb 10oz – great start to the season with fish being caught on dries too! No one fished Fernworthy and Roadford didn’t produce.

The Best of the Best heats are approaching for Siblyback (28th March) and Kennick (11th April). Don’t forget to get your entries in and 50% of the 12 anglers for each heat will qualify for our £2000 final in October at Kennick. Enter on 01566 771930.

NEW FOR 2020

There are links under each fishery for the new guides of how to fish each lake and also the new fishery maps so you can see the locations which are fishing really well! Definitely worth a read!

Kennick
Kennick was consistent last week with anglers catching on average between 2 and 3 fish per person. We are stocking weekly from Mark Underhill of Rainbow Valley Trout Farm and the fish have been fighting so hard anglers are reporting being taken down to the backing! Boats are bookable on 01647 252898

Rod Average: 2.66 fish per person
Best Locations: Poplar Bay, Narrows and Clampitts
Best Flies: gold head damsels, boobies, nomads and blobs
Best Fish: 3lb Rainbow for Mr P
Best Bag: 8 fish

Check out our new Kennick fishing map here.
The Kennick fishing guide will be posted here as soon as its finished!

Siblyback
The fishing at Siblyback was good again last week after a rod average of 5 the week before! We are stocking again this week coming with some more quality fish so definitely worth a visit! Boats are bookable on 01579 346522.

Rod Average: 2.2 fish per person
Best Locations: Two meadows and Stocky bay
Best Flies: Damsel, Montana, diawl bach, buzzers
Best Fish: 2lb 14oz Raibow Mr P Stares
Best Bag: 5 fish Dave Matthews

Read our guide to fishing at Siblyback here.
Check out our new Siblyback fishing map here.

Burrator
Burrator was in great form last week!

Rod Average: 3.66 fish per person
Best Locations: Longstone, pig trough bay and between Longstone and Sheepstor dam
Best Flies: damsels, nomads, boobies
Best Bag: 6 browns, 3 blues and 7 Rainbows for Al Lawson

Read our guide to fishing at Burrator here.
Check out our new Burrator fishing map here.

Stithians
Stithians produced some nice fishing last week with anglers catching just over 1 fish per person on average. Well done to John Henderson who won the CAST fly fishing clubs opening competition of the year with a bag of 5 fish.

Rod Average: 1.2 fish per person
Best Locations: Pub bay, watersports centre, dam, North shore, Goonlaze
Best Flies: bibios, black tadpoles, green damsels
Best Fish: 2lb 2oz Rainbow caught by Mr Roger Marks
Best Bag: 5 fish for Mr John Henderson

Read our guide to fishing at Stithians here.
Check out our new Stithians fishing map here.

Colliford
Colliford produced 7 fish for the one return from Sunday. Dean Boucher had a great days sport! The fish took black bits dry flies too!

Rod Average: 7 fish per person
Best Locations: all over
Best Flies: black bits, soldier palmer
Best Fish: 1lb 10oz Dean Boucher
Best Bag: 7 fish for Dean Boucher

Read our guide to fishing at Colliford here.
Check out our new Colliford fishing map here.

Fernworthy
No returns for opening day

Roadford
4 returns from Sunday 15th but no fish caught.

Key dates March and April 2020:
 Best Of the Best Heat 1 at Siblyback 28th March
 Cornwall V Devon shield at Siblyback Sunday 5th April
 Best of the Best heat 2 at Kennick 11th April
 Snowbee Siblyback team of four event Sunday 19th April

Picture of John Rumbold landing a fish at Siblyback

BREAKING NEWS…….all the prices and season dates for all the lakes are located on our website here.

Here is the link to my pre-season trout newsletter with all our changes for 2020! Details on lots more fish stocking and the work we have been doing.

All the best for the week ahead.
Ben Smeeth – Head of Angling