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Post by borntofishforcedtowork on Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:00 pm

Well i said last year on here that there was a big head of large trout in the lake towards the back end of the season and that 2013 could be something special for trout anglers on chew and blagdon. here are a few fish that have come out so far...enjoy....


a nice brown


a few buzzers that the fish feed on


an 8lb rainbow from barrow tanks. (a huge fish for these lakes)


a pic to show the health of the ecosystem found on our lakes


a cracking 8lb+ overwintered rainbow from chew


a 9lb 2oz rainbow from chew


a 9lb 12oz rainbow from chew


one of the many visiting ospreys to the lakes


the biggest fly caught brown to ever come out of our waters...all 17lb of it!

o and finally the pike fishing hasent been too bad either....

a 39lb pike caught on the fly last week!!!
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Post by Bertie Bass 1070 on Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:45 pm

My GOD very very impressed with it all,being a numpty who can only chuck lures where can i go to to try and catch any of these fishes in dorset area,have only fli fished in france on borrowed gear,whereby the lakes are stocked with trout that are suicidal !!!!!!! regards Shocked
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Post by Big Brad on Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:49 pm

I bet it was a bloody big fly for a pike that size, prob more like a bird.
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Post by Big Brad on Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:52 pm

lovely photo of the Osprey.
it would be interesting if they tried to nest on the lakes lol!
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Post by borntofishforcedtowork on Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:19 pm

brad we had 9 on blagdon in one week this year. a record for us. there was a young male and older female bird who we hoped would breed on the lake but it wasnt to be. they hung around for a lot longer than usual due to the strong winds we had at the time. they were just passing through to move north. the female bird had bread in north wales the previous year so we were hoping she might try on our lakes but it wasnt to be unfortunately. im sure they will at some point.

and yes. i imagine it was quite a large fly. the bigger pike often take the larger flies. but occasionally you will get one on a fly as small as size 10! often get caught on small lures when people are trout fishing.
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Post by borntofishforcedtowork on Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:21 pm

bertie you will struggle to catch a pike like that in dorset. there are some places where its possible but chew valley lake is an exceptional place for the pike fishing scene. undoubtably the best pike fishery in the uk if not europe. just have a gander on some of the pike fishing forums, chews name is laced in loads of reports
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Post by borntofishforcedtowork on Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:25 pm

and brad heres a couple pics of an osprey i fished out of one of our stock ponds...he was abit wet but flew away fine...



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Post by Big Brad on Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:39 pm

naughty bird, after the smaller easy to get stock fish.
those stock ponds must be such a tempting target.
good to see they were recovered and released.
if it was a grouse moor and a harrier it would never be seen again , unfortunately
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Post by borntofishforcedtowork on Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:06 pm

if it was a mink it wouldnt have been so lucky.....
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Post by squidword on Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:23 pm

Great pictures John, thats one mean looking bird! I must say i was lucky to witness one of these amazing birds on Blagdon earlier in the year and what a spectical it was to. I sampled the fishing on Blagdon on Wed and had a cracking day, i managed a limit bag of 8 fat rainbows between 2lb6oz and 3lb8oz and probably lost as many as i landed. I did hook 1 of around 5lb+ that emptied my fly line and 50 yards of backing in what seemed like seconds before smashing me up as it leaped about 4 foot in the air!!!! 10lb flouro went like cotton Shocked My favourite reservoir for surroundings and for the fishing, i mean, how many lakes can you fish on a bank covered in orchids with ospreys above?
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Post by reebo on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:04 pm

top quality report and some cracking photos I'd love to see an osprey Pm me if you can when they're around and I'll get my arse down there

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Post by kevothefish on Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:15 pm

love that Osprey pic mate - it has got eyes just like the missus when I upset her! Very Happy
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Re: a few from the lakes 2013

Post by borntofishforcedtowork on Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:25 am

will do steve. they wont be around for a whle now but as soon as their back il drop you a pm
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Post by oldage on Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:19 pm

Has he told you about his new gun then.......?
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