Head for the Deeps on hot summer days

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As the hot weather conditions persist stillwater trout fishing can be very challenging. The larger reservoirs are undoubtedly the best venues to head for and deep water offers the best chance of fish. Wimbleball can be well worth a visit during even the hottest of days. The below map gives a guide to the deeper areas worth concentrating on. On most reservoirs water close to the dam is deepest and well worth a try. A benefit of the low water levels is that it opens up large areas of bank normally out of reach to bank anglers.

Blue Shark on the Fly

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Combe Martin SAC member Kyle Bishop enjoyed some exciting sport off Penzance on Charter Boat “Bite Adventures”-
Kyle set out to tempt blue shark on Fly Tackle with Flies tied onto some of the new Sakuma Fishing kong hooks provided by Braunton Baits.
The flys were presented using a 10 weight Fly Rod.
They also enjoyed mixed bottom sport boating a fine blonde ray of 22lb 8oz. Plus several blues to 70lb plus on conventional shark tackle.

Free trout fishing taster day at Kennick Reservoir

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Free trout fishing taster day at Kennick Reservoir

Environmental charity South West Lakes is hosting a free trout fishing taster day at Kennick Reservoir on Dartmoor on Saturday 20 August.

The day is part of National Fishing Month (1-31 August) which celebrates the social, wellbeing and environmental benefits of angling.

The event is kindly supported by Snowbee and Turrall. As well as tuition, there will be fly-tying demonstrations with Brian Ratcliff and Colin Nice, casting demonstrations with Simon Kidd at Snowbee, a raffle, and countless tips and tricks for beginners and more experienced anglers. All participants will also receive a gift bag from Turrall and there will be the opportunity to purchase a range of fishing gear and accessories.

Dil Singh, Technical Lead for Game Fishing at South West Lakes, said: “We would like to extend a warm welcome to all new beginners to our sport, and of course any established anglers who would like to come along. If you would enjoy the chance to try fishing or brush up on techniques as well as catching up with some friends over coffee and biscuits then we look forward to seeing you. The kettle is on!”

There are three sessions to choose from: 10am-11.30am, 12pm-1.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm. Booking is essential at www.swlakestrust.org.uk/whats-on

Raffle tickets are also available in advance and prizes include Snowbee Classic fly rod, fly reel and fly line, rod kits from Turrall, Kennick day permit and boat permit. Tickets cost £2.50 each or five for £10.

Bideford Angling Club – Final Junior event of our summer series:

Final Junior event of our summer series:
1st Hope Polden 18lb 10oz
2nd Ted Blight 6lb 4oz
3rd Imogen Babb 3lb 3oz
4th Cruise Eigins 2lb 14oz
5th Willow Davies 2lb 5oz
6th Leon Davies 1lb 15oz
7th Fletcher. 1lb 14oz
8th Alby Clements 1lb 7oz
9th Kash. 1lb 1oz
10th Sammy Thornton retired early.
Hope, one of our youngest competitors , has put many a senior member to shame ! , with a terrific winning net of tench and skimmers in just 3 hours.
Hope has fished on peg 21 with worm baits on a short pole,
Ted ,on peg 19 , has come second using luncheon meat on the pole.
3rd spot has gone to Imogen on peg 23 , and has thus secure the victory in the league.
Our junior summer series has been well supported and a huge thanks must go to all who have helped on the days.
The terrific prize table was made possible by the generosity of Quay sports, Summerlands, Bait-tech, Tom Downing , Martin Cocks , huge thank you to them.

Bideford Angling Club & Appledore Shipbuilders – August Rover

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Bideford August rover results 

13 angler’s fished 3 fish caught 

1st Tony Gussin  – Ballan wrasse 4lb 0 1/2oz 89.582%

2nd Stephen Found –  thick-lipped mullet 3lb 2oz 78.125%

3rd Tony Gussin  -Ballan wrasse 3lb 3oz 70.832%

11 people fished Appledore Shipbuilders August rover. “Lots may think that fishing at this time of year is easy but many will know that it’s always a tricky month. Several anglers reported fishing more than one mark to try and locate a fish eligible to be weighed in over 60%”
Winning today was Andrew Atkinson who caught a nice Ballan Wrasse of 4lb 6 3/4 ozs. Josh Atkinson was second with a Smoothound of 8lb 6ozs.  Andrew also secured 3rd with a Bull Huss of 7lb 2ozs.