It is hard to believe that we are over halfway through January already. Even with the colder wintery weather it has been lovely to welcome so many anglers both regular visitors and some that haven’t fished since early 2018. We have also announced the date for the Troutmasters competition (more information below).
Anchor Lake Tactics
With the weather being a bit cooler this week the fish have been sitting a little deeper at around 5 foot however on Thursday the sun warmed the lake quickly and by mid-morning the fish were happily cruising just below the surface. Most people are continuing to use floating lines although with the cold spell forecast it may be worth using an intermediate line.
Popular flies this week have been Orange Blob & Damsel patterns, but by far the most successful again this week have been Bloodworm patterns. Jonathan Moore from Exeter hasn’t fished at Exe Valley Fishery for over 6 months but took full advantage of the very popular Catch & Release ticket and caught all six of his fish on Bloodworm patterns. Also caught on a Bloodworm was a 9lb Rainbow Trout weighed in by Simon Metters from Exeter.
Congratulations to all the anglers that have qualified for the Troutmasters competition. We have now set the competition date as Sunday 14th April 2019 You will receive the details from Trout Fisherman direct so if you can let me know whether you are able to make the competition or not as it helps with the planning. There will be a full briefing before the match starts and bacon rolls will be available on the day. We are really pleased to be able to continue with this competition in 2019.
Pre Order Menu
As mentioned in last week’s post I now have a small pre order menu available.If you would like to order anything or would like something different then please contact me and I will do my best to help.
Exe Valley Fishery Winter Pre-Order Menu
(Available until 28th February 2019)
Bacon Roll - £2.50
Sandwiches - £3.00 (Selection of fillings available)
Bowl of Soup & Roll - £2.50
Cup a soup - £1.50
2 x Slices Hot Buttered Toast - £1.00
2 x Buttered Crumpets - £1.25
Toasted Teacake - £1.25
Tea & Coffee – donations in to the charity box
Thank you for taking the time to read the report and I hope to welcome you to the fishery soon.