Rod average is on the up

The rod average has gone up this week at Carsington Fishery with figures jumping from 1.9 to 3.1.

It looks like the overcast days have helped cool things off a little. The water levels continue to drop, which has unsettled the conditions for the fish, but the boats will continue to go out as normal. The fish have been found in the deeper parts of the reservoir and fishing in the middle has been popular.

That rod average for last week of 3.1 saw 163 fish caught by 53 anglers. ,The best rainbow of the week was 3lb 8oz caught by Cliff Beardmore near Fishtail Creek. The largest brown caught was 3lb 8oz and was caught by Nicholas Copas using a booby.

The deeper parts of the reservoir have continued to fish well this week with buoy four, fishtail creek, millfields and the dam wall all reported catch spots.

The black dry fly patterns have been very popular this week. Other patterns have included white lures, orange blobs, montanas, hot head damsels and cats whiskers.