Bellbrook Fishing Report week ending 18th December 2013

It was a busy weekend at Bellbrook – we had the Christmas Fish-off with 20 enthusiastic anglers. The weather forecast wasn't good but that didn't deter anyone and it was near perfect conditions right up to the last round when the heavens opened. Competitors fished in pairs with the winning team being those with the most fish. First place with 9 fish went to Chris Mahoney and Gordon Ball from Paignton. Their prize was a couple of fishing tickets worth £72! Second place (2 bottles of Port) went to Dom and Ben Garnett with 8 fish. Dom writes a fishing blog so check out Third place with 7 fish, went to Derek Bradshaw and Andy Doyle from Bampton.  A warming lunch with plenty of grog ensured everyone had a good day out with nobody blanking! Biggest catch was a 5-8 and that was hooked by Alan Jukes of Taunton.

Dom Garnett with a 5lber

With the lead up the Christmas the rest of the week has been pretty quiet. Father and son duo Ben and Sam Carlisle from Kingsdon netted a couple of 3+lbers using a small white fly with a green flash.

Nigel Croft, from Sidmouth, also had a rewarding half days fishing on a Rover Lite. He favoured a Montana and was rewarded with a full bag, a 4lb being his top catch which he took home as a couple of nice fillets.

And last, but not least, Geoff Surtees from Weston-super-Mare, after his 1-2-1 lesson, fished the normal lakes and caught a couple of rainbows, 1lb 12oz  and 2lb 2oz. It was the Claret Pheasant Tail that worked for him that day.

Finally it just remains for us to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful 2014. We're open every day over the holiday period so you'll definitely get some peace if you come and visit us.

Any questions about the fishery please call Chris on 01398 351292.