Sorry for missing a few weeks its been really flat out with clients at the canals its been a lot of fun. The numbers of anglers has certainly increased over recent weeks so you have to be on your game to make it all happen. Egg patterns are still doing the trick but make sure you have a number of different colours and sizes as the colour that works one day might not work the next. Best of luck out there team.
What an epic week it has been at the canals with so many trout over 10lb landed. The fish are in full spawning mode at the moment and are certainly keyed into egg patterns. Despite experiencing a lot of rough weather during the earlier part of the week we soldiered on and were rewarded with some fantastic fish. I have another busy week guiding coming up so I will report back next week.
The winter season has well and truly kicked in with lots of cold weather in the last few weeks cooling the water temperatures right down which has brought the fish on the bite. Spawning season is well under way with most of the fish keying in to small peach or white egg patterns fished very close to the bottom. In recent times we have been having a lot of success using lighter line such as 6lb to 8lb. One of the key parts of the setups I use is to always make sure you have a high quality reel with a smooth drag so that the big fish don't bust you off when they make a massive run.
I have a very busy week of guiding coming up so I will post an update when I get home.
Mike was very pleased with this 25lb Rainbow he caught on a guided day out with Boothy's Fishing School Ltd recently.