Although the weather has become autumnal fishing continues to be good. Best bait has been fresh (not pickled) Prawn or Muscles. Regularly taking over 20 fish in a session. Luncheon meat continues to be a favourite has recently caught a 2½lb Tench which is good for this time of the year. Our novices pool is now open and has already been frequently fished by kids and families who regularly catch good fish with the occasional surprise “bonus” fish such as a Koi carp. The new “house” coarse lake has produced some fine Carp (up to 10lbs) and Roach (up to 2lb), while the main coarse lake has recently produced a quality Mirror-Koi for Gethin Long of Swansea. That is a Mirror Carp hybridised with an Orange Koi - a beautiful fish. Also, Peter Clayton of Llangranog caught a large mirror which bottomed a pair of 26lb scales!
On Sunday November 21st, 2004 a Coarse Match is planned. The match will take place in one of our Trout lakes. For further details call or email Nineoaks Fishery.
Meanwhile on the Trout Lakes we had a visit from the Welsh International Ladies team for a days “Ladies bonding”, there being a few newcomers you understand. Everyone except their Captain caught fish. Best fish on the day was a 6lb 2oz beauty caught by Simone Jones of Llysyfron. Earlier in the week Vic Primer from Welshpool had a nice 41/2lb’er while his fishing partner John Davies had a catch and release session returning 30 fish that included 4½ and 5½lb’ers. A super day by any standards. Team photo attached.
Although the weather has been very wet and cool, fly fishing has been excellent with most anglers catching their limit. John Davies of Montgomery caught 20 fish in a 5 hour session including Rainbows of 6 and 7lb. Eric Davies of Llandysul had one of 3lb 9oz while Jean Leonard of Aberaeron caught one of 4¾lb. Killing patterns have in the main been Montanas, Damsels, Olives, Black Buzzers, Orange Fritz and Silver fry. While, very small black flies fished just sub-surface have caught many fish. Our last “open” was won, again, by Jean Leonard with a 2 fish bag of 6lb 11oz with Eric Davies second on 5½lb.
The next “open” Trout match will be the last Sunday of December (26th, ) and the last Sunday of each month thereafter.