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Hanningfield Reservoir Weekly Report

May, 2018

by Trout Fishing UK
Fishery: Hanningfirld
Size: 600 acres, Max Depth 55 feet (17m)
Sat Nav: CM3 8HX
Weekending: 13 May 2018
Number of anglers - week 505
Number of trout taken - week 1384
Number of trout returned - week 118
Total number of trout caught - week 1502
Rod average - week 2.15
Best trout - week 3.6kg/8lb
Number of fish re-stocked this week 3000
Water temp this week (highest/lowest) 11c/10c
Total number of anglers to date 4571
Total number of fish caught to date 7818
Largest trout of the season so far 11lb 5oz
Largest ‘other species’ Pike 15lb
Seasonal rod average 1.71
Catch of the week:
Fishing in the first stage of the Trout Cup Gintautas Bosas caught a stunning 2.7kg/6lb overwintered fin perfect rainbow.

Memorable Moment of the week:
Ian Rushbrook had a fantastic morning fly fishing on Wednesday. He achieved his 8 limit in under an hour and then caught a further 41 rainbow’s on catch and release.

Best areas and flies:
A recent stocking of 3,000 trout into Middlemead bay certainly spiced up the sport and encouraged the resident trout onto the feed. Many anglers achieved their 8 fish limits as the fish started to move down the dam wall into the Goldfish bowl and all around the Peninsular. Most catches were taken in the first 2 metres of water with fly anglers on floating lines being successful with teams of Diawl Bach’s, Black Buzzers and Hares Ear’s. Richard Smart had a great day on Saturday fishing to the right of the Peninsular next to the Inlet Wall catching 23 trout on a catch and release ticket. All of his trout were caught on small nymphs on a floating line.

Best areas and baits / lures:
Any method anglers have also seen most of their success in the same areas as the fly anglers including the bank from the Large Valve Tower down to the Inlet Wall. Garlic Powerbait has been the most prolific bait, float fished worms have also been very effective

Special message for the new week: Boats in by 8:00pm, banks also close at 8:00pm.

We had the 1st stage of the Trout Cup (Spinning Competition) this weekend, where we had 35 boats out, with only 7 boats not achieving a full 8 fish catch limit. The top three teams were;- 1st - G&G Bosai – 11.5kg 2nd - Jackall Chubby & Cherry Team 11.3kg- 3rd – T.A Team 11.05kg
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