IT HAS been a much better week for fishing at Carsington Water, showing a increase in the rod average to 3.15.
Fish are still being caught in deeper water and most of them have been over 2lbs in weight.
There were more browns caught, including a three-pounder (pictured) caught on Sunday.
The heaviest rainbow last week was 3.25 lbs caught by Mr Neale in the middle of the reservoir.
The heaviest brown was 3lbs and caught by RHarrison on a dog nobbler.
The most successful areas have been in the deeper sections of Stitch Plantation, Fishtail creek, Millfields, North End and drifting from the east side towards the middle of the reservoir around buoys four, five and six.
The most successful patterns are cats whiskers, red booby, green & black fritz, minnow and hot head damsel.
Sinking lines were a must last week.
The fish are most certainly deep in the cooler water.
Bright and sparkly fly patterns are also helping to entice the fish out of the weed beds.
The Fishing For Heroes Competition will take place on Saturday, October 12, with the National Still Water Regional Heat at Carsington Water.
Please contact the fishery if you are interested in fishing this pairs match to help raise money for a great cause.
The cost is £60 per pair plus a minimum of £50 sponsorship from each competitor.
Tonight, the fishery will only be fishing until 7pm instead of the normal 8pm finish.
Boats can leave the jetty from 8.30am and must be back by 8.30pm.
Carsington is a boat fishing water only and it is advisable that boat bookings are made in advance to avoid disappointment.
Discounts are available for bookings of five or more boats.
Bookings are taken by telephone on 01629 540478 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.