May 2017

Roddlesworth reservoir is currently fishing its socks off. The water level has been dropped by United Utilities to feed other reservoirs lower down in the system, but this has  had no  discernable impact on the fishing.  After the second stocking of the season there are some superb fighting rainbows in the water  to add to the ones already in.  Their average weight is 2.7 lbs. Over the weekend and the Bank Holiday  members have reported catches averaging 6 fish and one day ticket angler had fourteen in his day's fishing. A range of attractors are working including many fish taken on buzzers of various kinds and others with a black and green make up. My five this morning were taken on a gold head black and green fritz  in a short stay before duty called. The dam area is fishing particularly well. Day tickets are now available at Brinscall Post Office since the very sad closure of the Bake N' Butty shop in Abbey Village.  Many anglers are using the  website to buy their ticket. We should advise against wading at the bottom end in particular. The mud is deep and one person has had to be rescued after getting well and truly stuck. Applications for membership are still welcome at thia stage of the season Bob Hardwick  Fisheries Officer

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