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Fishing Reports

23rd May. Warm weather and a busy bank holiday weekend on the way. Steer clear of the Lake District flesh pots and seek out a quieter corner - or wait until they've all gone home. Trout stillwaters still going great guns. Rivers had a good flush through but now back at low summer levels although the better water did encourage a few salmon and seatrout. Good on the coarse waters all round.

Bigland Trout Fishery

192 x 120 192x106 23rd May. The water is stuffed with trout but an absence of fly seems to be keeping them largely off the surface. Spooned fish are full of shrimp. Warmer conditions should see more terrestrials on the wing which should help.

Latest catch returns

Ghyll Head

ghyll_head23rd May. Great fishing at Ghyll Head this week and should keep going for a few weeks yet. Avoid afternoons on sunny days when the water can 'switch off' . Expect brackenclock beginning of June - or perhaps earlier if it's a very warm spell. Some good big fish coming out lately mainly to damsels.

High Newton

high_newton23rd May. Expect top sport at High Newton over the next few weeks with terrestrials high on the menu. Some cracking fish around. Evenings have been a bit unpredictable but should improve as conditions warm up a bit.

Ratherheath Tarn

ratherheath23rd May. Excellent consistent fishing has continued throughout the month with most anglers recording decent bags. Reports of a good perch or two and a lot of small tench. Carp may well start spawning as the water warms up this next week.


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