New fish help to increase catches at Blackdyke

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With plenty of new fish put in last week at Blackdyke Trout Fishery, catches are up — Olive crunchers, suspender buzzers and yellow dancers accounting for most of them, all fished on floating lines with a slow retrieve.

Several anglers at the weekend had over 10 fish each.

Eyebrook Tackle Shop will be at the fishery tomorrow (Saturday) so come along and see some of the new tackle and sundries on sale.

Fishing is closed to the general public on Sunday for the Airflo Bankmaster’s competition, and there are a few places left for the next round on March 17.

Anglers will receive £50 worth of goodies just for entering at or pick up an entry form from the lodge.

n At Larkwood, the fish were still up near the surface, with two different methods producing results — an indicator with a bloodworm suspended at one to two feet or goldhead marabou damsel pulled fast in short twitches.

A few fish were taken last week on dries.

Trevor Shreeve had a good day, with seven fish taken on imitative patterns.

The best rainbow was a 10lb 6oz beauty, taken by Ashley Clarke. Both lakes are clear, so using flourocarbon leader is recommended.