Thursday 12th January 2017 Weekly Update
Great to have fly fishers in making the most of the January conditions, the water is fabulous, cold, & clear with trout actively scouting for food. Hence they are well spread out over the two lakes.
The blustery wind didnít stop Paul Crispford enjoying his Catch and Release 4 hour ticket ;caught one (Cats Whisker) at 2lb 8oz, lost one and returned 3.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday saw most action on ; Humungus, Cats Whisker, Olive nymph, White and Red, Buzzer, Welsh Whipp, Montana, Damsel,
The Tattooed fish survives another week , one Pot at £200 another growing at £50.
Catch and Release continues to be a popular seasonal ticket option, for those not familiar with Catch & Release procedure we have a guide line print out to help. Main points are; Barbless hooks( no Boobies) Play the fish quickly using strong leader,
Keep the fish in the water always, use a knotless landing net & keep the fish in the water, slowly revive and release.
During the festive period we hosted the annual Icicle Challenge (Friday 30th December) . An impressive amount of competitors were confronted with the obligatory sliver of ice on the lake surface,
an Icicle Challenge just would not be the same without it. Weather conditions were staggeringly beautiful ; still , dense mist, lifting with a clear and bright sun , as the five hour completion moved on the wind became a factor.
Fourteen pairs fished Ė Three pairs blanked, please donít worry your names are safe with me. Three pairs got one , Dennis & Pete had 3, Ken & Dave 3, Kevin 4 (yes , Kevin !) , Paul & Ed 4, In joint third place -Nick & Richard 5 , Adrian & Terry 5 at 11lb 2 oz ,
Runners up were Pete and Graham 5 at 12lb 2oz and 2016 Icicle Challenge winners are Mike & Jason with 6 fish at 13lb 15oz.Congratulations to them and Thank you to all. I thought it one of the best competitions we have hosted . Incidentally Mike & Jason regain their title having held it in 2014.
Mike fished the day after the Icicle Challenge and managed 6 fish at 17 lb !!
Enjoy your weeks fishing
Our little jewel in Worcestershire offers the Fly Fisher a peacefull and tranqil venue. Conservation plays a crucial role; benefits include increasing the entomology of the lakes, hence encouraging and establishing flourishing flora and fauna which inturn attract a diverse and fascinating range of birds and mammals.
We are a small privately owned Trout Fishery: the lakes were first developed in 1971. In 1992/3 the two lakes were drained and deepened opening for fishing in 1994. They are well established and naturalised set amongst forty acres of unspoilt beautiful Worcestershire countryside.
The Lenches Lakes offer a unnique picturesque venue for functions such as Corporate Entertainment, Dinners,Lunches,Parties and Weddings
We are a certified Caravan Club Site offering five quiet pitches with electric hook ups, water and elsan point.
We welcome Tents and Motorhomes on another area of the estate also with electric hook ups, water and elsan point.