Changeable weather brings mixed fortunes for fishermen

Changeable weather brings mixed fortunes for fishermen

Changeable weather brings mixed fortunes for fishermen

First published in Sport

WESSEX Water fisheries performances for the week ending July 6:

HAWKRIDGE

WITH 90 fish caught out of 46 returns and a rod average of 1.9 it was a good week, but due to the changeable weather things have been quiet.

The best bags of the week were landed by P.

Southey, weighing 17lb 12oz.

A. Lovelock had a five-fish limit weighing 16lb 4oz and M. McColl had a five-fish limit weighing 13lb 12oz, which included a cracking brown trout weighing 3lb 10oz.

Several fish were caught at four or five pounds.

The tactics this week have been slow sinking lines with Diawl Bach, Hares Ear, small black Buzzers and Cats Whisker.

CLATWORTHY

WITH 396 fish caught and a rod average of 2.6 it has been another good week’s fishing.

The best bags went to C. Bee, his bag weighing 23lb, and A. Dodds, who had a limit weighing 22lb.

The best four-fish limits were caught by D.

McConnell, weighing in at 17lb, and P. Giles had a limit weighing 14lb 8oz.

The main tactics were intermediate lines with Blue Flash Damsel, Montana, Copper Head and Diawl Bach patterns. Some anglers caught on floating lines with long leaders using Buzzer patterns.

The best areas were Rowes End on the weed beds, and the bay fished well, along with the boats doing well in the dam.

SUTTON BINGHAM

WITH 66 fish caught and a rod average of 1.4 the fishing this week has been hard.

With only 45 anglers fishing on the reservoir it makes it hard to locate fish.

The best fishing has been when there have been overcast skies with a ripple on the water.

The best bag limit was taken by P. Maggs, weighing 12lb 12oz. He fished in front of the lodge using a floating line with a small Appetiser on the point and Diawl Bachs on the droppers.

Three of the five fish came to the Appetiser.

The few boats out have also found it hard as the airlines have been off and the fish haven’t been in that area where generally they are caught during the hot, bright conditions.

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