THE water temperature has been slowly rising and fish are starting to show, particularly in the lake where there is already plenty of insect-life for the hungry rainbows. A wide variety of flies have been tried but most successful are still the old favourites, Hare’s Ear, Cat’s Whisker, Montana and Damsel Nymph.
On the Fly Pond Joe Maitland caught three for 6lbs, one of which, with Joe’s guidance, was banked by his three year-old grandson Ryan. Ray Donaldson took four for 8lbs and Aaron Winters caught three for 6lbs. On Catch and Release Mr Ignas from Comber took twenty, Billy Irvine from Belfast had seventeen, Hugh Thompson from Comber had sixteen and Gareth McGaughan and Michael Dunphy from Carryduff had ten each.
From the Main Lake, Gerard, Gavin and Seamus Playford from had nine for 14lbs.Kevin Craddock took two for 3lbs 8oz. Raymond and Zane Martin had four for 8lbs. Joe and Gerard McMullan caught six for 7lbs. The Armstrong family also had seven for 12lbs and John Robinson had one of 2lb 10oz.
On the Children’s Pond, Michael, Louis and Estelle Marlow each had two. Charlie Magee from Downpatrick also had two and Daniel Fitsimmons from Downpatrick took four. Adam Kirk from Lisburn caught five and the Shaw family from Belfast took a family ticket and left with a bag of seven fish.
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