Fishing: Rod averages continue to increase

Sharlston Angling Club have recieved a �1000 community chest grant to install new fishing platforms to make it safer for the 200 people who use the ponds. Stuart Hobbs at one of the new platforms. (W533D320)

Sharlston Angling Club have recieved a �1000 community chest grant to install new fishing platforms to make it safer for the 200 people who use the ponds. Stuart Hobbs at one of the new platforms. (W533D320)

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It was a great week at the fishery with the rod average increasing to 6.64.

The Police Sport UK Regional Eliminator was held at Carsington Fishery on Thursday with teams competing from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.

No less than 30 out of the 32 anglers all caught their six fish bag limit.

Rod Average: The rod average for last week was 6.64 with 551 fish caught by 83 anglers.

Best Rainbow/Brown: The heaviest rainbow this week was 4lbs caught by Lea Tones.

Top Spots: The top spots this week have been Tower Bank, north of Brown Ale Bay, Halfmoon Field, Fishtail Creek, Upperfields Bay and Sailing Club Island.

Method and Flies: The most popular fly patterns used this week have been nymphs, buzzers, hares ears, daiwl bach, orange booby, hot head damsel and gold head montana. Mostly intermediate and floating lines have been used this week.

On Sunday, July 14 there is a charity fly fishing competition in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research at Carsington Water.