Excellent for Eric after a healthy haul

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With both lakes at Larkwood Trout Fishery clear, the fish have come up very near the surface, being taken last week on dry flies.

Another successful method has been white fritz or a cats whisker with a slow retrieve or static.

Regular angler, Eric Stevens had an excellent week, with numerous fish up to the 3lb-mark.

There were also a number of brown trout caught and returned, these were in excellent condition despite the time of year.

The fishery is having a delivery of slightly larger fish so be prepared.

n There were challenging conditions with the cold north west winds at Blackdyke Trout Fishery.

Blood worm buzzers and cats whiskers worked well on floating lines with a slow figure of eight retrieve.

There are just a few places left for the Airflo Bank Masters competition on March 17. The fishery will be shut to the general public on February 24, for the competition.

The lake is clear and the fish can be seen following the fly close in. This is a good time to try to spot the big one and win yourself £50 - only £1 to enter.