Top of the water ideal

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THE fishing has been ideal at Larkwood for those anglers who enjoy using top of the water techniques.

The best methods in the very clear water have been suspender buzzers or emergers fished static, or small nymphs or lures pulled fast just below the surface.

Watch out for the bow waves of the trout as they chase the fly, and the flash of their white mouths as it is taken.

Last weekend’s beginners course was very successful, with all the participants catching fish. A few places remain on the September courses.

Best bag results last week were by Greg Herod and Graham Limer, who had 23 fish between them.

There were also a number of brown trout caught up to the 4lb mark, which were all returned to the water.

Tree clearing has been taking place this month, which has made some areas easier to cast.

This is also allowing the breeze through to give more movement to the surface of the lakes.

n DAMSEL nymphs were the most successful fly last week at Blackdyke Trout Fishery, unweighted and fished on floating lines in the boils of the aerators.

Boats are still doing well, with small nymphs, crunchers, dawel bachs and ptns fishing to the drop off near the weed beds.

John Pollit hooked the big rainbow, but had his hook straightened as it was shown the net – better luck next time John.

The fishery will be celebrating its third anniversary on Saturday, September 15, and will be offering five fish for a four-fish ticket on the day, all welcome.

Contact the lodge on 07525 730447 for enquiries.