Scott Ransome with his 36lb mirror carp at Nar Valley Fisheries.

ANGLING: The new season at Nar Valley Fisheries started with a bang. 

The anglers choosing Fenn Lake as their starting venue were not disappointed, with a good number of carp to 31lb and Wels catfish to 30lb being landed. 

Willow Pool and John’s Pond had a quiet first few days but will pick up as the season progresses. 

Members on Lake Geneva had action from the start with most anglers catching to get themselves off the mark. Top rod of the week was Scott Ransome, who banked three carp weighing in at more than 36lb, one of 35lb, another of 25lb, and others of 24lb and 18lb, in all seven mirror carp. 

A number of other
30lb-plus carp were caught but Ransome sneaked out the largest so far. 

The lake’s top-quality bream and tench were also feeding well.

With the weather changing dramatically in the past couple of weeks, there have seen some incredible hatches in the mornings and evenings at the Hobbs Lake trout fishery.

That, in turn has inspired the trout to rise all over the lake. Fishing nymphs and buzzers just sub-surface has been the winning formula but latterly the dryfly has scored well. 

With the catch and release policy on this venue, all the fish landed have been worked for and presentation has to be perfect to tempt the trout. 

This week, rainbows of 2-3lb have been making up the bulk of the catches with the odd brown trout to 3lb. 

These naturalised fish are fighting fit and always give a good account of themselves at this stunning venue.

For more information contact Chris Newell, 01553 636507. 

λ At Blackdyke Trout Fly Fishery, 45 anglers caught 72 trout of which 65 were released. 

This week’s sunny, warmer weather brought mixed results with fish showing but not taking. 

When they are, damsels, cdcs, mayfly and black buzzers were the best fly.

Intermediate line with a lures four feet down also worked off the bank.

Saturday, June 26 is the Hockwold venue’s end of season barbecue/fish off as a thank you for the support received during a difficult year. There is a £10 catch and release charge all day with fun competition for most fish. Contact the venue to reserve a place.

The venue will be closed in July and August.