Its has been another fantastic week of sport here at Seighford Lakes for Trout Fishing. Some cracking bags of fish have come out of both pools on a daily basis. The stocking at the beginning really stirred things up, the fish are still shoaled up but are biting all the same. Tony Sunderland from Cannock, has by far been the top rod this week landing 98 fish in 6 visits. Tony has caught on a variety of methods – From Black and Green Lures under a site indicator to stripping an Apps Bloodworm quickly through the top layer of the water.
Dave Millington from Wolverhampton had the best brace of fish this week landing these two 5lb fish off the Swan Neck Pool on Monday evening. Both fish took a Yellow Popper Hopper off the end peg of the Swan Neck Pool just as it was starting to go dark. Crazy to think that its edging towards the end of November, yet fish are still taking dry flies off the surface.
Also a quick snap of Fishery Owner Phil Dixon (Stafford) showing young Dan Tranter (Essex) how its done. Phil caught on a whole range of methods. Blobs pulled back quickly resulted in a lot of takes and follows. But also fishing the bung kept bites coming in tough/windy conditions. Phil shows that fishing with a hook in your indicator is a must sometimes – with this fish taking his site indicator off the surface.
Fish to 8lb 4oz have been caught this week. With this weather really starting to cool down now, the next stocking i will be introducing some of the real big girls. Fish to 15lb-20lb will be added into the next stocking. So if you have never caught a double, this month could be your chance to land that illusive double figure Rainbow Trout.
By Phil Dixon