Saracens Head Angling Group.
December Catch Report (2018).
Ian Firkins fished the river on December 11th, water was fining down nicely with just a tinge of colour in the
deeper sections. Fishing trotted maggot from the upstream limit down to just above the stables. Slow up to
lunch time but by the end of the day he accounted for 45 Grayling in a range of sizes up to 35cm, 3 dace and
2 Chub. Minnows were still active so he had lots of them as well. Ian says his search for the mythical Tean
2lb Grayling continues. Surely this year Ian (2019)??
Dave Ashworth fished the river on December 14th, level of river normal and slightly coloured. Fishing the
downstream limit to the stables,he fished Beaded Nymphs and caught all along the stretch, 20 plus Grayling,
most around 20cm but had a few in the 30/35cm range.
Dave visited the river again on December 29th, river level was good with slight colour, weather cloudy, mild
and windy. Fishing from the stables to the upstream limit on Gold Head nymphs, Dave caught 7 Grayling
between 20-30cm.
Dave Ashworth decided to try the canal at Weston, discarding his fly rod for coarse and fished worm under a
waggler looking for Perch. Initially he couldn’t find any fish. Moving to the boatyard area however, he found
a shoal of Roach, he caught 12 including a few decent sized ones. Nice one Dave!
Thursday December 27th, club outing when 14 Fly Fishing members visited this particular fishery to not just
fish, but to enjoy the Michelin Star BBQ, provided as usual by AV Hall. I am reliably informed by chairman
Rog that a great day was had by all and everyone caught fish. Not just any fish but big ones, biggest Trout
was caught by the master (TC), weighing in at 9lb-14oz but every other fish caught weighed between 7 and
9lb, total weight on the day was reckoned to be the heaviest ever caught at the venue. The day was brought to
a close at BBQ time, we had 3 visitors (known to members) watching the action and of course joining in the
food session. Following on from this a number of the lads visited the Saracens for a well earned pint. Well,
seems like everybody had a great day! Well done lads.
Gordon Harrison
Club secretary.