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Fishing Reports

11th July. Sport is starting to slow on the trout stillwaters as we move towards the 'dog days' with the most of any activity now early and late in the day. The cooler conditions are helping but on the whole expect challenging fishing for well educated trout. Good sport should continue on the coarse waters.

Bigland Trout Fishery

192 x 120 192x106 11th July.  Water temperatures have come down but the fishery still holds some colour. Fishing is hard and best to focus on mornings and evenings.  Adopting a very mobile approach and targeting any moving fish should produce better results that standing still. Terrestrials are pulling fish up during the day but evening buzzer and sedge hatches have not been notable.

Latest catch returns

Ghyll Head

ghyll_head11th July. Fish are dropping much deeper during the day but are responding well to static nymphs fished deep. Some good movement early and late up in the shallow areas and around the weedbeds and cooler conditions will help to keep things going for a while yet.

High Newton

high_newton11th July. The recent cooler weather and rain has helped to stir things up a bit although the fish are clearly well versed in the ways of anglers. It helps to deceive these more educated fish if you've got the advantage of a disturbed surface. Straggly terrestrial patterns or beetles will pull the fish up. Evening fishing has been very hit or miss. Watch out for spectacular falls of flying ants - anytime from mid July but always on hot, humid afternoons.

Ratherheath Tarn

ratherheath23rd June. Excellent consistent fishing has continued throughout the month despite the odd algal bloom. Anglers stalking and fishing surface baits have had a great time - as well as those fishing fly.



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