Seighford Lakes Fishing Report

Week ending 20/05/2014 – By Phil Dixon

The Trout fishing has slowed up slightly this week with that warmer weather coming in. Bags of fish are still being caught, but the sun does seem to be getting the better of the fish and the anglers with a few lads suffering with sun burns this week.  Evening tickets have proven the key this week, with anglers turning up after 4pm to catch the fishing when temperatures are at their coolest.

Lee Bailey with a low double caught out of the Old Pool
Lee Bailey with a low double caught out of the Old Pool

It was a very busy week for us last week at the lakes. Plenty of Trout lads giving it a go in these challenging conditions. There has only been the slightest of ripples on for very small parts of the week making the fishing very tricky. Top bag was Andrew Tildesley who fished on an evening ticket mid week. Andrew left after 4 hours returning 9 fish, 7 out of the Swan Neck Pool and 2 off the Railway. All fish were taken on small Olives.  Dan Lee (Stafford) also has a steady day during the week, landing 8 Rainbow Trout in front of the lodge. All fish took a small Black Gnat off the surface.

*Please take care when fishing in the sun, Wear glasses and head protection.*

Tony Sunderland (Roughley) with two 3lb Rainbows caught during the heatwave the weekend
Tony Sunderland (Roughley) with two 3lb Rainbows caught during the heatwave the weekend

Coarse Fishing – Another stunning fish out of the Old Pool today. This time landed by local angler Lee Bailey (Stafford) this cracking looking fish which was a low double was caught using Scopex Quid Red pop up boilie, fished over a bed of crushed boilies. The fish was landed off peg 21 of the Specimen pool (Old Pool). There are plenty more fish like the one pictured….and bigger cruising around at the moment. Night sessions tend to be throwing up more fish whilst the temperatures are so high during the day. Get booked in and fish 24 hours for just £16.

Carp have been spawning for the past couple of days with this warmer weather coming in, this has had a small impact on the fishing, as the carp have stopped feeding. The match on Sunday fished tough with just 17lb winning the match on the Horse shoe which is un usual. Pleasure bags have continued to be great from all three coarse lakes here at Seighford Lakes. Meat, Corn and Paste have been the most productive baits.
*The Horse Shoe Pool will be closed Sunday 25th and Bank holiday Monday 26th due to club bookings*