Fishery Manager’s report for June 2017
The returns for the month show that at 440 visits, anglers caught 1549 trout with an average weight of 2 lb 6 oz. This is a catch rate of 3.52 trout per visit. Some excellent browns have been caught, including a fish that weighed just over 6 lb 8 oz. The levels of both lakes are now rising and they are fishing well. The number of fish caught from the east bank of East continues to rise. Water levels on West have risen by 2ft and stand at 24ft, East has risen by almost 3ft and stands at 14ft. The trout continue to be working very close to the lake edges. Floating lines with small black flies have been best, as well as damsel nymphs and small fish imitations on the surface.
Boats are doing well on the western end of the West Reservoir and around the drowned island on West Hallington. On East Hallington the area to the east of the inlet is fishing best with the east bank of the East fishing best from the boats.
Prospects and Flies
The water levels are continuing to rise. On East, perch fry are present in good numbers, and there are some very small black flies on the water on all sunny days, as well as some hatches of good sized sedge flies and caenis. Most of the trout caught have been taken from the surface. Anglers are now hoping for some sunshine and some warmer weather.