Tough conditions at the lakes

PUBLISHED: 09:59 23 September 2011 | UPDATED: 09:59 23 September 2011

Bristol Water fisheries suffered another unsettled week with some fresh winds and occasionally heavy showers.

BRISTOL Water fisheries suffered another unsettled week with some fresh winds and occasionally heavy showers.

The weather forecasts have deterred anglers visiting Chew. On the better days, anglers have found some good sport from boat and bank. The deeper waters are still the favoured areas and Villice, Woodford, the Sailing Club and Walley have all been producing fish.

Most are falling to diawls and crunchers although a bright mini lure can be effective pulled back quickly sub surface. Bank anglers are doing well off Woodford and Walley as the fish are beginning to move closer to the shore.

At Blagdon, the boats have managed to get out every day, although the Top End has been difficult to fish on some days. However, the deep water off the dam has fished well with larger than average fish.

Most are falling to nymphs but on occasions they have been near the surface and taking dries and emergers. Bank fishermen are still catching off Rainbow and the North Bank and some have had success at Cheddar Water.

The fishing at Barrow Tanks remains hard, despite being stocked last week. No 1 seems to be the best of the three.

Litton lower lake has started to fish at last, with a few moving fish being taken. The upper lake continues to fish too, although as the lake level rises the holding areas will be more difficult to locate.

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