Fishing report

Fishing report - 20 October 2021

Sutton Bingham reservoir and the West Pond

The trout fishing season has now finished.

Our coarse fishing event has begun, the first week at the West Pond and the second and third week on the main reservoir.

The fishing was a little slow for the first day but will get better when more feed goes in. There were 52 carp caught on Monday 18 October, averaging six pounds, the biggest around ten. Very few silvers at the moment but things will improve as the week goes on.

Spaces are limited so advance booking is essential. If interested, please visit our fisheries booking page.

Hawkridge reservoir

Number of returns 30
Fishing caught 45
Rod average 1.5
Fish of the week 4lb 7oz - Rainbow

The fishing remains fairly difficult at Hawkridge. Bank fishing is not available because of the amount of weed growth this year. It is only possible to fish from the boats which should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. We expect the fishing to steadily pick up as the temperatures decrease.

Anglers are reporting interest using a variety of fly patterns and at various depths. Fishing just off the airline is highly recommended.

Clatworthy reservoir

A tough week at Clatworthy as we move into the autumn. We have seen very few fish moving on the surface. Most bank anglers are still choosing to fish Westcott bay with varying success. Boat anglers began to find the fish a little deeper on small boobies and blobs fished on a Di3/5 line.

A slow figure8 retrieve and a hang as the end has enticed a few takes. This method suggests the fish are now holding between 10-20ft which would explain the lack of rises on the surface. In front of the lodge, towards the dam and Dudderidge will be worth a look as the reservoir is deeper in these parts.

A Sparkler booby on the point, FAB on the top and either nymphs or cormorants in the middle should do the trick.