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Old 06-07-2016, 08:54 AM   #1
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Ravensthorpe Reservoir w/e/ 3/7/16

Fish week 165(Season 8,886) Returns 46(1,105) Rod average 3.5 (8.0)
Ravensthorpe continues to fish well from both bank and boat. Fraser Duffy Jnr had some great sport fishing from a boat. Fraser opted for small dries on a floating line, drifting across the main bowl. He landed 15 hard fighting Rainbow trout. Liam Holdshaw also had a great day from a boat. Liam fished damsels on the washing line method with a very slow to no retrieve and the trout were very keen.

Several anglers have done well from the bank, particularly platforms 4,5, and 6. Most popular methods are damsels on a floating line or a big bushy dry. The dam is responding better to buzzers and diawl bachs again on floating lines.

Best boat areas Main bowl.

Best bank areas Platforms 4,5,6 and Dam.

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Mid week boat winner Alan Duffin.

 
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Fish week 134 (Season 9,020) Returns 35 (1,140) Rod average3.8 (7.9)
Anglers have experienced mixed fortunes at Ravensthorpe with the wind making fishing difficult mid week.

The fish are high up in the water, so floating lines with small dries such as hoppers, klinkhammers and c.d.cs have been working well. The washing line with small diawl bachs, crunchers, buzzers or damsel nymphs are working as well.

Mick Griffin had a brilliant morning fishing on Sunday. Mick fished small dries from an anchored boat, catching and returning 14 fish, several of which were around 4lb.

Jamie Blaney also had a good morning on Sunday, catching 12 fish on c.d.c. buzzers on a floating line. The bank is also producing fish to the same methods.

Best Rainbow 4lb plus.

Best boat areas Main Bowl.

Best bank areas Dam, Platforms 4,5 and 6.

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Mid week boat winner Jamie Blaney of Northampton.
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Fish week 143(Season 9,440) Returns 46 (1,235) Rod average 3.1(7.6)
Its been a mixed week at Ravensthorpe with the hot weather putting the fish down in deeper water. But in cloud cover and breezy conditions the fish have been up in the water and taking dries.

Boat anglers anchored along the weed beds or drifting across the Main Bowl, using floating line with dries are taking plenty of fish. Crunchers and diawl bachs have also been working when the fish havent been taking dries.

The Dam and Platforms 4 and 5 are producing the odd fish with floating line with dries or small nymphs and damsel being the best methods.

Best Rainbow 4lb taken by James Brown of Long Buckby.

Best boat areas Main Bowl, along weed beds.

Best bank areas Dam, Platforms 4 and 5.

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Mid week boat winner Warren Parlour of Leicester.
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Fish week 314 (Season 9,890) Returns 112 (1,386) Rod average 2.6(7.1)
Last week saw the conclusion of the popular Ravensthorpe Summer Boat Club. Frazer Duffy Senior took first place with Roger Kerrison in second and John Smith in third place.

The Griff Challenge was fished on Sunday 14 August. 32 Anglers caught 66 fish for a rod average of 2.06. Pete Webb won with four fish for 9lb 4oz. Dennis Footman took the prize for the biggest fish at 3lb 14oz.

Ravensthorpe is proving to be quite challenging at present. Fishing dries seems to be the only way to catch.

Best boat areas Drifting anywhere.

Best bank Dam.

Best methods Dries.

Mid week boat winner Jim Watts of Ryhall.
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The cooler weather conditions and a recent stocking of fish should improve the rod average at Ravensthorpe. Anglers are finding most of the trout are near the Boils/Island and out in the middle, catching on mainly hoppers and daddies.

This week we hosted a Fur & Feather match, this was won by M Brown ad P Hodgson with a combined weight of 18lb 3oz. F Duff and M Clarke took second place with a bag weight of 16lb. G Bedford and G Jones were third with 10lb 9oz.

Pike fishing has steadied due to the weather with mainly small Jacks being caught; all down the Coton End using 7 inch Jelly lures.

Best Rainbow 7lb taken by Stuart Payne.

Best boat areas Boils, Island,

Best bank Dam.

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Mid week boat winner Mr Wayne-Hyde.

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Fish 801 (1,739 season) Returns 88 (166)Rod average 9.1(10.5)
Anglers have enjoyed another great weeks fishing at Ravensthorpe with fish switching on to the buzzer.

Favoured tactics were either lures on Pitsford Pea, blobs, dancers and Marabou damsels or black buzzers fished static. Both banks are fishing well with fish being caught off Mongers Bank as well as by the island. Bank anglers are also enjoying success from the Dam.

Mike Osgood caught some lovely fish on Tuesday fishing with his switch rod by the lodge. Mike tempted fish of 8lb 4oz and 5lb 12oz amongst others on a Pitsford Pea. David Brady and his boat partner also had a good day bringing around 50 fish to the boat. The best catch of the week went to the boat of Mr Arnold and his son they caught 84 fish over by the island.

Best Rainbow 8lb 4oz taken by Mike Osgood.

Best boat areas Island to Catwalk, off Mongers.

Best bank areas Mongers bank, the Dam.

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Mid week boat winner Dan Botterill.

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Fish 411 (season 2,684) Returns 67 (297)Rod average 6.1(9.0)
Its been another productive week at Ravensthorpe, with a rod average of 6.1.

The colder winds have steadied the buzzer hatches, but fish continue to be caught on buzzers fished deeper. Heavy quill or black buzzers are working well. The best boat areas have been Coton End and most marginal areas of the reservoir (40-50 metres off shore).

Bank anglers are finding that the dam seems to work well as the fish are just out of range from the platforms, especially if the weather is bright. Buzzers, red diawl bachs and floating line are working well.

The best fish recorded this week were two nice Rainbows of 5lb caught by Mick Griffin. On Sunday 19 March Fraser Duffy junior caught and released a 10lb Rainbow.

Best Rainbow Two at 5lb.

Best boat areas Coton End, margins, Catwalk Corner.

Best bank areas Dam.

Mid week boat winner Ray Harnwell.
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Anglers have enjoyed another superb week of sport at Ravensthorpe with a rod average of 10.5. Many anglers have achieved dream numbers of fish to the net. Kevin Daykin landed a fine Rainbow of 9lb 8oz from Platform 5 on the buzzer.

Boat anglers are catching a large number of fish. Charlie Watts and his boat partner caught 50 fish between them, all on the buzzer, including a 12lb Rainbow that was safely returned to the water. A buzzer accounted for a fine 9lb 8oz Rainbow caught by seasoned angler Trev Hall. Simon Hunt and Chris Skillen took 40 fish between them, returning Rainbows of 12lb and 10lb caught on green diawl bachs.

Mid week boat winner Terry Thomas of Daventry.
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Fish 973 (season 4257) Returns 99 (453)Rod average 9.8 (9.3)
Ravensthorpe continues to be in top form. Graham Smith and Mick Griffin had 52 fish to their boat - quill buzzers with a fab on the point proved very effective.

Mick OFarrell estimated he caught up to 80 fish again on floating line with buzzers. Andy Lane caught 24 fish with floating line with buzzers and diawl bachs, but also managed a few on dries.

The bank is also producing some good fish with Platforms 11 and 12 to the Causeway being the best area. Alan Duffin had a good fish of 5lb 4oz on buzzers.

Mid Northants Trout Fishers fished The Presidents Cup Floating Line Competition on Sunday. 29 anglers fished, netting 291 fish for a rod average of 10.

1st Stuart Eggleton 7lb 10oz
2nd Pip Jeffs 7lb 8oz
3rd Les Yarnall 6lb 7oz

Best boat areas Causeway, Coton Car Park.

Best bank areas Platforms 11 and 12.

Best methods Floating lines, buzzers and diawl bachs.

Mid week boat winner Paul Southgate of Guilsborough.
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