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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 2nd August
Following a cooler wetter Sunday night, the water temperature on Monday at 7.30am was 19c+
Monday was similar, wet & windy with few rods out. Fishing was difficult all day with the wind, an increase in the algae didn’t help. Hopefully, the cooler forecast for the next few days will help.
Tuesday with the water temperature down to 19c with a brisk breeze angler took our advice and fished with fast sinking lines & boobies on a short leader. The morning session continues to fish best with most of the fish being caught by lunchtime. With a rod average of 3 for the morning boosted by Barry Deeley 6 fish catch on a DI7 with an olive & orange booby.
Wednesday with the forecast warmer weather our surface temperature at 7.30an was 19.5c climbing during the day to 21.5c not surprising therefore that the morning session with sinking lines generally produced best, except for Jan Webber who fished the afternoon and evening who caught a brace on a daddy.
Thursday with hotter conditions we were expecting a difficult day, however some rods proved us wrong. Bob Jones in his float tube caught 8 on a cats booby, fab on a DI7, Carl Bond fished buzzers deep to catch his 9 trout with David Pritchard also fishing buzzers for his 3 trout with the Green Bay area producing best
Friday, Saturday & Sunday the hot weather had arrived, we started the day at 7.30am with a water temperature 20c which increased to 23c by 3.00pm unsurprising therefore we had few rods on the water. With the higher water temperatures our algae bloom returned.
Anglers generally followed our advice and fished the cooler mornings with varied success with our weekly rod average 1.5 The high daytime air temperature drove the water temperature up during the day peaking at 23c which in turn caused us to have an algae bloom. Cooler weather forecast Monday through to Wednesday which will certainly help
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