All-time trout record broken at Chew Valley
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The biggest ever fly-caught trout from Bristol Water Fisheries was captured at Chew Valley.
THE biggest ever fly-caught trout from Bristol Water Fisheries was captured at Chew Valley.
Season ticket holder Jim Cooke, from Bristol, caught the 17lb monster on a small black and green lure from the bank on the north shore of Chew.
Most fish are still falling to lures and boobies on sinking lines, but for those who persist, fish can be caught on Diawls and buzzers. The rod average remains good at 4.6 and the average weight is a marvellous 2.12.
Blagdon anglers report similar catches and areas to the previous couple of weeks and until the water starts to warm and the winds turn more westerly things may well continue.
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However, there has been more buzzer hatching this week and a rise in the daytime temperatures will see the fish start to come up in the water and become more active.
It has been a difficult week at the Barrows. So far the fish have been lethargic and with little in the way of fly activity, not inclined to feed. With the improving weather forecasts and with more fish stocked this week things should begin to improve in the next couple of weeks.
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