This is one of the rainbows we caught at the weekend from our little syndicate in Ingoldisthorpe. It’s a cracking little lake: quiet, surrounded by farmland, never gets very busy. You pay your fees up front and can then fish as often as you like. As it’s only up from the road from me it gives me fantastic value. If, like me, you’re not that keen on trout to eat then you can fish catch and release too.
It’s about two acres and was originally dug as a reservoir. Now it’s left to us and the wildlife. The river Ingol – a chalkstream – runs alongside, and all in all it’s a very pretty spot.
We’ve been having varying success on buzzers and nymphs but this lot of fish stocked earlier in the year have been quite reluctant to take drys. Maybe it’s just a little too early in the season, and I did manage two last night on a small parachute adams.
It should be mayfly time now – traditionally the last two weeks in May, and the first two weeks in June – so I must get out on the river Wensum at some point this week. I also intend to go up the Wissey from the sugar beet factory with a fly rod. The Wissey is a chalk stream and though it doesn’t really look like one near the beet factory, perhaps a bit further upstream than we’ve pike fished it may do. And anyway, there’s always the chance of a wild trout being there somewhere, and mayfly time is the time to find them I reckon.