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THERe has been another busy week on the fishing front with bright sunshine and a few windy days at Carsington Fishery.

Many larger over-wintered fish have been caught and the catch returns are reporting positive messages regarding the quality of the fish.

The rod average for last week was 5.0 with 519 fish caught by 105 anglers.

The heaviest rainbows this week were 4lbs, of which one was caught by Amanda Davies and many more anglers caught fish at a similar weight. Amanda caught hers on a gold headed buzzer.

The heaviest brown was recorded as being 1 3/4 lbs and was caught by David Lupton near Tower Bank.

Most of the fish have been taken from areas quite close to the bank near the mouth of Fishtail Creek, Half Moon Field, Shiningford Creek and Tower Bank. Once again some areas have been restricted by the strong north easterly winds.

The most popular fly patterns used have still been montana, hot head damsel, gold head orange blobs, black tadpole patterns. Many anglers have also found success with black buzzers and small black or olive nymphs. Most anglers were using intermediate and slower sinking lines.

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

n Severn Trent Water recently celebrated 20 years since The Queen opened the site at Carsington Water and, on Saturday, June 30, there will be an activity day to celebrate the anniversary.

It will be a way of entertaining family and friends and having a taster of activities you may never have tried there, such as sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, climbing and archery or aqua zorbing.

To find out more or to make a booking go to www.carsingtonwater.com