Angling column: Malcolm takes Carsington Water title

It’s been a great week of fishing despite the breezy conditions of the weekend.

The rod average for this week is a cracking 8.08 which is the highest the rod average has been so far this season.

Once again this week many fish have been caught on buzzer and many over wintered fish have been caught especially around Fishtail creek and Upperfileds bay.

It’s been nice to see a few more people out on the water and groups and clubs making returns visits to the fishery.

While the winner of the Trout Master fish off at Carsington Water was Malcolm Sargeant

Rod Average: The rod average for last week was 8.08 with 412 fish caught by 51 anglers.

Best Rainbow/Brown: The heaviest rainbow this week was 4lbs caught by Paul Jowett. The largest brown at 2lbs 8oz was caught on a minky booby off sailing club island by Mark Barnsby.

Top Spots: The top spots this week have been Shinningford creek, Osprey towers and brown ale bay, halfmoon field, fishtail creek. Upperfileds bay has fish very well over the weekend with many over wintered fish being caught.

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

There has been a good sign of natural fly life present during the calmer days.

Results of the Trout Master Fish off: On Saturday we had the Trout Master fish off for all those anglers who had entered into Trout Master during the 2012 season.

Malcolm Sargeant won the competition with a bag weight of 15lbs 2oz for his six fish, he also caught the biggest fish of the competition which was 3lbs 7.5oz. It was a great days fishing with all anglers catching their six fish by 2pm.