Mixed week for anglers

Another week of some mixed conditions has really tested the fishing at Carsington Water.

The wind and rain have provided quite a challenge.

Some regular anglers have noticed that the orange blobs are definitely proving a success when previously they would never have considered using these.

The rod average reflects a majority of anglers fishing for half a day. Those that have stayed on into the evening have seen more success and this week boats are able to stay out until 9.30pm.

The rod average for last week was 2.8 with 96 fish caught by 38 anglers.

The heaviest rainbow was 3lb, caught by Mr D. Lythgoe. There were no weights for brown trout recorded this week. The Northern end of the reservoir has been more productive, particularly close to the bank sheltered from the wind.

Intermediate lines were most successful. However, on the rare evenings when the wind dropped and the temperature rose (albeit only slightly) there was some success with floating and dry flies.

For those wanting to perfect their technique or find out some hints and tips for fishing on Carsington Water, the venue is able to offer tuition.

All tuition must be booked in advance. Contact reception for further information or to make a booking.

Boats can leave the jetty from 8.30am. Please note that Carsington is a boat fishing water only.

Bookings are taken by telephone on 01629 540478 or via email flyfishing@carsingtonwater.com