ANGLING: Sultry conditions put fishermen to the test on Somerset’s reservoirs

ANGLING: Sultry conditions put fishermen to the test on Somerset’s reservoirs

ANGLING: Sultry conditions put fishermen to the test on Somerset’s reservoirs

First published in Sport Latest

WESSEX Water fisheries performances for the week ending July 20:

HAWKRIDGE WITH 58 fish caught and a rod average of 2.1, the hot changeable weather is still making fishing difficult at Hawkridge, reports ranger Gary Howe.

However, the fishing average has been good considering the difficult conditions facing the anglers.

Anglers fishing heavy sunken lines with Buzzers, Damsel or Cats Whisker have been returning with good catches.

The largest bag limit of the week was caught by G. Doutre weighing 18lb 8oz, which included two blue trout weighing over 3lb.

More blue trout of this size are going to be stocked this week.

CLATWORTHY WITH 252 fish caught and a rod average of 3.1 this has been a good week at Clatworthy with the best bags caught by Roger Hawkins, his five fish weighing 21lb 4oz.

Mr A. Jukes had a bag limit weighing 18lb 6oz.

The heaviest four-fish limit went to D.

Prescott, weighing 14lb 13oz.

The best fish was landed was by A. Ashford – a rainbow weighing 6lb.

Tactics for the week remained intermediate with sinking lines with Fry Patterns, Damsels, Gold and Copper Head flys.

Rowes End is still fishing well and catches are also good along the lodge bank.

Boat anglers have had success fishing the dam area.

SUTTON BINGHAM WITH 44 fish caught and a rod average of 1.1, the continuing hot weather has not helped the fishing at all, but anglers would expect fishing to be slow in these conditions.

However, it has not been all doom and gloom – there are a few fish being taken for those fishermen who persist and stick it out for most of the day.

The boats have done better by fishing the deeper water using intermediate or sinking lines with Fry Imitations.

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