Ambleside & District
Angling Association

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Slowing down for Summer

Unless we get a couple of very cool, wet months over July and August we can expect to see a marked slow down on the trout stillwaters. Higher water temperatures mean the trout will seek the cooler depths and be less inclined to actively forage during most of the day. Early morning and evening are the times to be out when there's always a far better chance of finding feeding fish. Avoid sunny afternoons like the plague. WADAA waters are not stocked during July and August - the club has learnt that it's far better to stock at times when more reliable sport can be expected. Having said that all three waters currently hold very good stocks of fish , although they will become increasingly educated and a good test of angling skill.

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Another cracker from Ghyll Head

23.05.17.  Scott Patterson had this lovely 7lb rainbow from Ghyll Head last week on a damsel. The quality of fish on all the clubs waters has been exceptional this year and has included a much higher proportion of bigger fish.

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Ghyll Head

25.4.17.  Day ticket angler Mark Forsyth from Keswick had this superb rainbow from Ghyll Head over the last weekend. Mark estimated the fish at 7-8lbs. Despite the cold conditions hatches of buzzer are bringing fish up and all areas of the reservoir are holding trout. With temperatures finally set to rise after the weekend sport should get even better.

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Carp waters on form

13th April. A good day on the carp waters for Paul Mattinson last Saturday. Five fish out of Ratherheath between 10lbs & 14lbs 8oz topped off with two from Cleabarrow weighing in at 11lbs & 10lbs 4oz. Despite the cool temperatures both waters are currently producing some very nice fish with other reports of good bream and tench.

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