A couple of our stalwarts, namely Roy McAdam and Neville Hill paid a visit to this pretty little fishery tucked away in a fold in the hills just west of Bromyard and reported some good sport during last week. Nicely conditioned fish caught on floating lines and buzzers and a fun day which both enjoyed.
As the word was now out, Chairman John, your Hon. Sec. and our bodyguard Russell gave it a visit today. Early morning cloud gave way to sunshine with a gusty breeze which swirled around a little making fishing the windward side a tricky.
John scored first with a couple of rainbows and judicious use of the marrow spoon revealed lots of snails in their stomachs. Fishing on the surface with various ‘dry’ patterns had not been succesful but armed with the evidence of the marrow spoon on went a floating snail pattern of clipped deer hair. The response was immediate with lazy rises sucking the pattern in confidently.Fish all between 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 pounds weight which fought well in the clear water on light tackle. Good ‘top of the water’ sport in October.
A good day and we would say to members that this fishery is well worth a visit. The new owners are making real effort to put the venue back on the map and there are a range of ticket options to suit all and well priced too.
There is a lodge /cafe which stocks basic flies and leaders materials and snacks can be obtained also. Parking is on hard standing alongside the lake and all this only 15 miles from Worcester. The owners are helpful and informative.
Our Chairman was so thrilled with his day that he left his bass bag and trout behind !
If you have some time call in there. The only day they remain closed is Christmas Day!