Siblyback Lake, Cornwall

In spite of plenty of fish in the water, the fishing was challenging throughout the month, with a number of decent fish being lost at the net. Dry Daddies picked up a few surface-feeding fish, although the majority were taken on lures (Cat’s Whisker, Siblyback Sizzler, and Boobies) fished on a sinking line, with Two Meadows, Stocky Bay, and the North Shore proving to be the best locations.

Thrunton Trout Fishery, Northumberland


Overall, this week weve seen some very impressive bag numbers and some cracking fish caught. As the fish continue to chase the sticklebacks, any fry patters have been fairly productive. The fish are still being caught in the top few feet of water, and on the odd occasion throughout the day following a hatch of flies, the fish have been feeding on the surface. Mini Cat’s Whiskers and Apps’ Bloodworms have been the most productive flies this week.

Thrunton is featured in the Trout & Salmon magazine this month (November issue), a fantastic -6 page article written by Peter Cockwill, following his visit earlier in the year. Its well worth a read.

We hosted he TEFF Puddle Pairs fundraiser on Sunday, where 20 anglers helped to raise money for the England Bank Team. The cold and very calm conditions made the fishing challenging at times, however those anglers who dug deep were rewarded. Well done at all the qualifiers, and a big thanks to everyone for turning up, and to Lee Cartmail for organising the event.

1st pair - Davey Parker & Howard Croston

2nd pair - Alan McPhail & Gareth Tilley

3rd pair - Davy Kay & Rodney Burn.

In other catches this week Steve Dixon returned 6 fish over both lakes using various lures. Don Lake netted 5 fish from Long Crag using Cormorants. Alec Harvey returned 15 fish over both lakes, having some “great sport” and landing some “lovely fish”. John Angus netted 9 fish from Long Crag using lures. Mick Brown returned 16 fish to Long Crag including a 12lb rainbow using Buzzers. Ken Glenton released 9 fish over both lakes. Chris Nichol used Amber Apps and Suspender Buzzers to return 12 fish to Long Crag. Anth Meadows released 12 fish over both lakes. Stu Ward used a Chamois to release 10 fish to Long Crag. Tom Blaylock returned 14 fish to Long Crag using Cat’s Whiskers. Gregg Johnson returned 12 fish to Long Crag during a 4-hour session from the boat, fish caught using lures. Derek Todd returned 8 fish using Hare’s Ear nymphs. Barry Keenan released 8 fish over both lakes using Cat’s Whiskers. Darren Walker used a Bloodworm to release 8 fish to Long Crag. Derek Hodgson landed 14 fish from Long Crag using Bloodworms. Jamie Scott used Bloodworms and F-Flies to release 12 fish to Long Crag.

Best flies this week included Cat’s Whiskers, Apps’ Bloodworms, Suspender Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, Buzzers and various other lures.

Thrunton is open daily 8.30am to 6pm. Monday & Saturday 5pm close.