After a hot, dry, slow July fish are showing much more activity on the surface. Recent rainbow catches include a 5lb 2oz by John Harratt from St Leonards-on-Sea on a Diawl Bach, 4lb 6oz by A Smith from Crowborough on a Black Fritz, 4lb 4oz by Bob Casey from Battle on a Minkie, 4lb by A Steel from Eastbourne on an Ace of Spades and a 4lb 6oz by L Wilson from Peacehaven on a Buzzer.
Also of note promising 11 year old angler Matthew Bishop recently caught a beautiful 3lb 2oz Brown Trout on Brick Lake. Despite barely being able to cast he got the line out about 25 feet and started retrieving really slowly when the “Big Brownie” grabbed the fly and then proceeded to give him the fight of a lifetime. What is more remarkable is that the water is never stocked with Brown Trout!