October 2014 fishing report

The fishing is excellent at present with most anglers catching their full bag. Montanas, Daddies, Damsels and Buzzers are working well in all lakes. As always we stock regularly, usually every week, with the last stocking date posted on our web site home page. And if you do get cold hot drinks in the lodge by the wood burner lit every day.

Each issue we will have a guest of the month to write their favourite hints and tips for the forthcoming month of fishing. This month Mike Richardson shares a one of his top tips:

When starting to fish have you found that your casting doesn't seem quite as proficient as usual only to discover that you've missed out one of the rod rings when tackling up. To avoid this in the future, having threaded the line through all the rings as you think, before tying on your favourite fly, simply take hold of the leader or the end of the line and put a slight bend in the rod. Any missed ring will immediately be apparent and it's then a simple matter to put things right.

Phil Holmes from Seaford bagged this 2lb 2oz brownie on a White & Green Cats Whisker

Phil Holmes from Seaford bagged this 2lb 2oz brownie on a White & Green Cats Whisker

St Michael's Hospice held their 2014 Allan Keates Memorial Fly Fishing Charity Day at Brick Farm Lakes on Saturday 27 September. With a full house of 32 taking part and with beautiful late summer weather the day was a great success with about 100 trout caught. This year’s winner with the largest bag was Gary Hunt.

Gary Hunt largest bag winner of St Michael's Hospice charity day 2014

Gary Hunt largest bag winner of St Michael's Hospice charity day 2014

John Williams St Michael's Hospice charity day 2014 largest fish winner

John Williams St Michael's Hospice charity day 2014 largest fish winner

Other news. Recent rainbow catches include a 6lb 12oz by Gary Hunt from Hailsham on an Orange Montana, a 3lb 12oz by Brian Shelston from Polegate on a Goldhead Daddy, a 3lb 8oz by Ray Hind from Eastbourne on a Small Montana, a 3lb 6oz by Jim Little from Peacehaven on a Cats Whisker and a 3lb by Steve Mewett from Hailsham on a Green & Black Fritz.

Guy Thomas from Newhaven delighted with his catch

Guy Thomas from Newhaven delighted with his catch

Tight lines! From us all at Brick Farm Lakes.