Our Style of Fishing is dictated by the quality of the water and insect life, which lends itself to close-range sight-fishing, in a similar manner to Chalk Stream Fishing, using mainly Dry Fly, small Nymphs and Buzzers. We do not fish with Lures of any kind. Rods of 8’ 6” to 9’, combined with floating line weights of 4 – 6 are ideal.
Catch & Release has been our preferred method of fishing for many years and, provided that our Rules in this regard are followed, we have not experienced the slightest problem. We ask our Members how many Trout they would like to take each Season, so that we can stock accordingly. Some Members prefer to take none at all, and some like maybe six or ten to take home. We also restrict our fish caught and released to six per day.
We stock both Brown and Rainbow Trout, and all Brownies are returned on every occasion. The stocking size is currently in the range of two pounds up to about ten pounds, with a good spread of middle-sized fish.
Fishing Guests. Members may bring a Fishing Guest up to 3 times per Season but they should be pre-booked so we can avoid too many guests on the lakes in one day. It is generally felt that non-fishing guests would affect the atmosphere of the Fishery for the other fishers.