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Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery
www.hawksheadtrout.com
Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery Report - 17/4/12
The fishing over the Easter period has been little short of spectacular, with some impressive catch returns submitted. Throughout the warmer weather there have been some fantastic hatches of buzzers, olives and alders and top of the water fishing was spectacular at times, however during periods of cooler weather, associated with the April showers and cooler winds, nymphing and lure tactics have been the favoured tactics to adopt!
Season ticket holder Jim Miller from Keswick has been on top form taking 42 fish over 4 visits to the fishery. Jim has taken the majority of his fish on slow sinking lines and cats whisker/ blob and diawl bach combos, fished from the boats. Another season rod that has doing well is John Gardner from nearby Morecambe. John employed cats whisker and damsel patterns and has caught 18 fish in 2 visits, again fishing from the boats. Whereas Richard Maddox has taken 29 trout over 2 visits on fly and spinning tactics.
Over the Easter break, its not just been about the quantity of fish reported, but the quality in some cases has been phenomenal. Indeed Ian Bentley from Ribchester bank fished in Stockie bay and latched into an absolute monster of a rainbow at 13lb, caught on spinning tactics. Also Lee Gallagher from Windermere also fished in the same area, but from a boat and took 8 trout in total. Lee's best fish was an 11lb rainbow and a cracking fish also. Lee landed his fish on spinners too.
John Johnstone from Surrey took the place apart on his latest visit. Fishing from the boats with mainly Damsels and Cats whiskers in conjunction with slow sinking lines John recorded 121 rainbows and browns to 3lb+ over a 10 day period!
Meanwhile England Youth squad member John Macintosh fished the washing line tactic with a booby on the point and a variety of nymphs and buzzers to record 6 rainbows from the boats in the South basin.
Bob Swann from County Durham visited the fishery last week and had 14 rainbows to the boat by employing an intermediate line and dabblers. Bob also took a 15lb Pike which gave him the run around on fly tackle.
Emile Fraczek from Grasmere fished spinner to take a fabulous 7lb 9oz trout from the boats. The fish was returned safely to the water!
The Easter period has seen the kids back on the bank in numbers and plenty of smiling faces with the good fishing that has been experienced lately. The Smith family from Cheshire had a day to remember, landing 12 trout on float fished worm. Oscar, Joe and Eugene all got in on the action to round off a day to remember!
Don't forget there are still places left for this weekends Open Pairs competition, heat 2 on Saturday April 21st. If you are wishing to fish the competition please get in touch A.S.A.P to reserve your boat!
Also the next discounted tuition day will take place on Saturday 28th April. Participants will need an EA licence and a brimmed hat and a pair of sunglasses. These courses are not to be missed and only cost �10 for a full 4 hours fly fishing tuition. The course starts at 10 am and finish at 2 pm. Please contact us on 015394 36541 or email trout@hawkshead.demon.co.uk.

Grahams Pond Huntingdon
www.grahamspond.com
22/04/2012
Match result.
Yet another frost welcomed the anglers to the pond for this open. It is not often that i feel sorry for an angler, but i was very sorry for Steve Meagan in peg 1. Steve fished maggots for a net of Skimmers to finish with 9lb-12oz. But Steve lost 5 good Carp, and his net of Skimmers could only get him 4th place. The winner was Stu Redman (sensas) in peg 8. Stu on his first visit to the pond this year fished maggots for a level 16lb of mostly hand sized Skimmers. I understand that Stu also lost a very large Carp. 2nd was Huntingdons Mick Hughes (spitfires) Mick fished pellet for 11lb-0oz of mostly Skimmers. 3rd was David Hope in peg 3, Dave had a small Carp and some Skimmers on maggot for 10lb-14oz. 12 fished this event.
Prospects.
Plenty of silver continue to feed well in all pegs, Bream, Rudd and Perch are the main feeders. Maggot remains the best bait. Carp can be a pain, and can show up anywhere.
Plumb-it.
Can the captain of the river bed, or any one from the team, please ring me on 07879000544.
Ian.
Will be taking this over from next week. This will enable me to look after other fishery duties.
Fixtures.
Saturday open, draw 8/30, fishing from 9/30 to 2/30.
15/04/2012
The Plumb-it Challenge.
Well folks the draw has just been made at The Golden Knight, Huntingdon.
The Land Lord, along with some of the customers made the draw, and this was done at the bar for all to see.
To get a copy of the draw, just click the attachment above. And of course, you can print it of and give copy's to your team mates, if you are in the competition.
The first match is on 6/5/12.
For those that make the final on the 24/6/12. Well we are back at the Golden Knight.
There will be some food layed on by the new boss there, along with plenty of goodies with complements of Plumb-it.
14/04/2012
The Plumb-it challenge update.
Had a email from team bag-em requesting entry to the competition this year. And we all welcome them to the Plumb-it.
Nothing is known about them, but my mate Mr J bond has been put to work on this, and any info that he comes up will be passed on to you.
Match result.
What a shame about the frost that we have had most of this week. It has chilled the water down, and made things hard for angling, for those that work the hardest, they have been reworded with good nets of silver fish.
And it was the same in the match, maggot was the top bait for most of the competitors.
Out in front was David Hope in peg7, David had a mixed bag of silver fish to finish with 8lb-14oz, this was only Davids 3 match.
In 2nd spot, and fishing peg 5 was Bob Stobart. Bob also had a net of silver fish finishing with 6lb-12oz.
And 3rd place went to Ian Thornton in peg 12, Ian also had silvers in his 5lb-1oz, however, Ian lost 2 very good Carp that got into the Read island.
Fixtures.
Sunday (15/4/12) the Plumb-it draw 2 pm at the Golden Knight Huntingdon.
Saturday open match, draw 8/30. Fishing from 9/30.
09/04/2012
Well it is that time again, The big event at the Pond is the Plumb-It Challenge. The draw takes place this Sunday at the Golden Knight in Huntingdon at 2 pm. The teams that are taking part are.
The Wagon & Horses - The Wagon & Horses B - GK Spitfires - Kings Arms
Fishy Fun - The River Bed - Leisure For All y - Leisure for all z
Fishing is on Sundays, and all matches are fished on section 1, and is sudden death.
For the 2 teams that make the final it is of to the KNIGHT FOR A BUFFET, along with a load of GOODIES, COURTESY OF PLUMB-IT.
There will be a news extra next weekend with all the news and dates of the draw.
07/04/2012
The Plumb-it Challenge.
With just 2 weeks 2 go before the draw, there is still time to enter a team in this years competition. All you need is 5 anglers to get together and you can enter. There is plenty of goodies for the winners to take away, thanks to Plumb-it. To enter just email me back.
Water Lilly's.
The water Lilly beds are now beginning to grow. Most pegs have a Lilly bed, and these hold loads of fish of all species. But don't get to close to them, you need time to hook and hold, and get them away before they dive into the Lilly bed.
Match result.
Today's match
(Saturday) was a very close event yet again. Although low scouring because of the east wind.
Drawn in one of the hot pegs in these condition's was Jim Worlding in peg11. Jim fished tight to the reads with pellet for a mixed net of fish for 11lb-5oz.
Second was Steve Meadan in peg 9. Steve maggot bait also had a mixed net of fish ending with 10lb-8oz.
3rd spot went to Nigal Marshall. Nigal peg 13 was also sheltered from the east wind, and his pellet bait provided 7lb of mixed silvers.
Fixtures.
Saturday open match, draw 8/30, fishing 9/30 to 2/30.

Custom Charter (exclusive angling charters)
www.customcharter.co.uk
March / April
Lady Jue III (skipper Rob Rennie).
Boat Fishing Club.
The Nursery, Station Rd, Raglan, Monmouthshire, NP15 2EP.
Tel 07831805100 / 07940442554. Office 01291 690572.
Email customcharter@aol.com
March/April dates:
Back in Swansea after a good cod season up Penarth good quality fish especially earlier on in the season lets hope they come back next year. Nice to be back in the clear water of Swansea. Being able to see what you've caught before it hits the surface.
March:
Sat 17th. Wed 21st Lundy / wrecking ( weather permitting ). Sun 25th. Fri 30th.
April:
Sat 7th Lundy / wrecking ( weather permitting ). Thurs 12th. Sun 15th. Friday 20th. Wednesday 25th. Sat 28th.
If any of the above dates are of interest please let me know. Alternatively, if you have your own date and you want me to find other anglers give me a call.
2012 prices (no change other than shark trip)
Inshore trip Parthcawl - Oxwich:
�60 individual �350 boat.
Offshore Trip Aberthaw - Worms head including banks 10 mile offshore:
�70 individual �400 boat.
Lundy trip:
�85 individual �450 boat.
Wrecking trip:
�90 individual �550 boat.
Shark Trip - 1 Day trip:
�650 the boat max 5 anglers.
�165 individual max of 4 anglers.
Shark Trip - 2 Day sharking trip:
�1100 the boat max 5 anglers.
�275 individual max of 4 anglers.
(Conditions must be sub 12mph / force 3).
Also a new trip looking to offer subject to weather.
2 day Ireland trip:
Day 1 sharking end up in Ireland.
Day 2 reef and wrecking off Ireland.
(Conditions must be sub 9 mph / force 2-3with some west in it)
If you are interested in any of the above long range charters please let me know as the majority of these will be organised at short notice when a weather window appears.
Feel free to forward this Email to anyone who might be interested in joining our motley crew of anglers.
Tight lines Rob.

StarmerBaits
www.starmerbaits.com
New 2mm micro pellet range
Thanks to our new manufacturing capabilities we can now offer our customers 2mm micro pellets. Available in salmon marine, halibut marine, hot chilli & hemp, bloodworm, green lip mussel and carp & corase. The 2mm micro pellets have already proven to be a hit on the bank and on the shelf so make sure your not left out this season. Call 0044 (0)1268 690300 or email starmerbaits@aol.com now for a trade or wholsale price list. Our full range of products can be found online at www.starmerbaits.com.




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