Anglers in good form

It’s been a great week out on the water at Carsington with some pleasant evening fishing although it’s still quite hard to attract the fish away from their natural food source.

Some of the deeper water spots have proved successful so drifting from the backs towards the middle of the reservoir is always worth a try.

This is the last week for boats being out until 9pm as the jetty clock will go to 8.30pm return from Monday, it’s sad to see the evenings drawing in once again. However, there is still plenty of time for afternoon (2pm) or evening (5pm) fishing.

The rod average for last week was 1.34 with 59 fish caught by 43 anglers.

The heaviest rainbow this week was 3lbs, caught by P Pearce. There were several browns caught but the weights were not recorded on the catch returns.

Most of the fish were taken near the Osprey towers and Brown Ale Bay also from the back of Watersports and Sailing club Islands.

The most popular fly patterns used this week have still been black tadpoles, diawl bach, cat whisker, buzzers and hot head damsels. It’s worth trying a variety of flies which may contain orange or red.

Intermediate and sinking lines have proved most effective, although there have been some success using floating lines in the late afternoon and during the evening.

In addition to the fly fishing at Carsington Water, the venue can offer activities for all the family through the school holidays.

Have a go at some of our taster sessions in sailing, windsurfing or kayaking or just go afloat on the water in a rowing boat or canoe. For those who are not so keen on the water the take in the scenery by bike from the hire centre and follow the eight-mile trail around the water.

For further details check out our website