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Heat is on and anglers are suffering at Carsington

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: July 23, 2014

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THE warm weather is making life difficult for anglers at Carsington Reservoir.

Most have had success in deeper water on the edge of the weed beds.

And the north end of the reservoir seems to be fishing well with the use of floating lines and dry flies.

The rod average for the week was 2.37, with 109 fish caught by 46 anglers.

The best rainbow/brown trout were caught by Tony Clever at the north end, while the heaviest brown caught weighed 2lbs 4oz, landed by Paul Pearce at the north end on a cat's whisker.

The most successful areas have been North End, Dam Wall, Brown Ale Bay, Fishtail Creek.

The most successful patterns were gold head montana, hares ears, damsel nymph, ace of spades, diawl bachs, orange blob, black fritz, cats whisker, lead bugs, claret popper hopper and black hoppers.

Most fish have been caught while drifting across deeper areas of the lake and also using dry flies on the surface above the weed beds towards the edges of the reservoir.

Meanwhile, River Gwash Trout Farm have kindly donated a tagged fish.

This rainbow trout was released into Carsington Water in May 2014 and there is a prize of a bottle of whiskey for the first angler to catch it.

You will find the tag on the dorsal fin, marked by the red arrow on the photo.

All you need to do is take a photo of the tag and fish or write down the code on the tag.

The fish can be released as long as it is not damaged.

Let the fishery warden know that you have caught the fish as soon as possible on the day.

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