Excellent sport at the local lakes

Both Chew and Blagdon Lakes are fishing extremely well at present with plenty of fish coming for boat and bank anglers.

BOTH Chew and Blagdon Lakes are fishing extremely well at present with plenty of fish coming for boat and bank anglers.

Chew Valley is starting to fish well again after a quiet few weeks. The softer weather has encouraged the fish to feed and good bags are being taken in many areas of the lake.

Bank fishermen are now catching well at Woodford, Nunnery Point, Walley and North Shore, while the boats have taken fish in all of the deeper areas. Fish are also starting to show in places that were too weedy to fish such as the mouth of Herons, Moreton point and towards the Roman Shallows.

Two competitions last week saw some amazing catches. The Major Clubs fielded 24 anglers, 20 of whom took limit bags. They averaged 7.6 fish per person. The Royal Navy followed that with a contest where all but one of the 10 anglers fishing caught their bag of eight fish.


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At Blagdon, the boats enjoyed some excellent sport near the Dam and at the Top End. Fish have been coming to dries and nymphs fished on floating lines and lures pulled deeper. Rainbow Point, Green Lawn, Cheddar Water and most of the North Shore have seen bank successes.

At the Barrows, Charlie Hamilton managed to land a superb 7.02lb rainbow from No 3. This fish is the largest taken from there so far this year and could win Charlie �250.00.

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The lower lake at Litton is now fishing well, but few moving fish are showing. The upper lake continues to fish, although as the lake level rises, the holding areas will be more difficult to locate.

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