Anglers are forced to dig deep to land good catches

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Larkwood Trout Fishery started the week with the fish down deep, being taken on gold head lures and nymphs, and finished with the fish on the surface being taken on small black dry flies, due to the hatches of hawthorn flies.

Larkwood has also had the first of what will hopefully be a good hatch of mayflies.

Adult damsel flies are showing themselves for the first time so a lightly-leaded damsel nymph imitation twitched back just under the surface should prove successful.

Some cracking fish were taken this week, with the two best being a 10lb rainbow, which was returned, and a huge 13.5lb fish taken by Steve Peploe, from Stowmarket, on a small black nymph.

Regular angler Matt Bradbeer had a beautiful brown of around 3.5lb on a size 16 dry fly to 4lb nylon.

West Stow Lake has a slight touch of colour (which many anglers prefer). Glebe Lake is clear.

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