Several anglers landed half a dozen fish on Buzzers, Bloodworm
, Egg Fly and Black and Silver Rabbits.
Calmer days midweek saw fish back into the top three feet of water, with pink bloodworms
and lures working well before heavy rain at weekend pushed the trout deeper and anglers fishing imitative flies and lures on intermediate and sinking lines enjoying the best of the sport.
Lee Williams came from Ferndale and caught three rainbows on a gold ribbed hare's ear nymph; Callum Russell hooked his three fish on a bloodworm
nymph; Paul Roberts' brace fell for a buzzer while Andy Whitnell's two took an appropriate fly for the weather - a fur bodied lure.
Patterns: Orange Fritz, Bloodworm
, Dawson's Olive Hot Tail, Cat's Whisker.
In bright, warm conditions with very little pace and clear water, venue regular Ian (Shep) Shepherd (Daiwa Gordon League) drew his favourite peg 24 and decided to base his approach around fishing bloodworm
for the resident redfins.
Wisely, he fed across with bloodworm
at 14 metres to avoid any boat traffic, and then spent an hour catching bits and pieces on a short pole under his feet.
South Linden: Bloodworm
, Diawl Bach, black lures, Black Cat.
with a tungsten bead did well for Kai Scott from Durham, who landed 11 trout in three hours.
Brecon brothers Dave and Ken Edwards also used bloodworm
nymphs for a total of 29 trout caught and returned as did Richard Greenhough as he topped the catch and release scores with 21 rainbows to 2.
The response by anglers wanting to take part in these bloodworm
and joker allowed matches has been incredible," he said.
IF YOU want to know where to buy bloodworm
and joker, Sam is your man.
Having said that Michael Roddy from Toft Hill did very well on a floating line with a bloodworm
and then a buzzer -the Wicked White.