FISHING: Wessex report

This is The West Country: FISHING: Wessex report FISHING: Wessex report

HAWKRIDGE Fish caught 254 Rod Average 2.6 The fishing season at Hawkridge has got off to a good start with 254 fish caught in the first three days.

Geoff Dyke had a cracking over wintered fish weighing 10lb 1oz.

Henry Dynowski had a five fish limit weighing 17lb 10oz with the largest fish weighing 6lb 6oz.

Fish are being caught sub surface on Cats Whisker, Black and Green Montana, Blue Flash and Olive lures.

Gary Howe, Ranger

SUTTON BINGHAM

Fish caught 320 Rod Average 1.7 The water is now starting to settle and the visibility is much better, fish are now feeding and anglers are starting to catch their limit bags. The most popular patterns have been Gold Head Green Montana's and Gold Head Viva's fished on a floating ling and a 15ft leader with a very slow retrieve.

The biggest fish caught so far this season weighed 5lb 1oz.

The most popular areas have been the South bank and in front of the lodge, providing the winds stay settled and the rain stays away then the fishing will only get better in the coming weeks.

Ivan Tinsley, Senior Ranger

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