February/into March update from Caroline

At last we can see a light at the end of a very long, wet and windy winter tunnel. Spring is well and truly in the air, the days are beginning to draw out beautifully and I no longer need the torch to unlock the gate in the morning! Our opening/closing times will be altering with the changing season so do keep an eye on our website which will give up to date details.  Around the lakes the birds are twittering everywhere and the ducks and moorhens have started to pair up and build their nests. Over the last four weeks we have continued to clear the brambles and scrub behind the lodge and along the banks of the small stream that feeds Brick Lake so we will all have a clear, uninterrupted view of the stunning Bluebells about to appear in the wood.

Fishing through February has been very acceptable in view of the sometimes evil conditions!  The hardy anglers among you have kept us company, amused, inspired and, it has to be said, AWAKE through this horrible month, so a huge well done and thank you for your dogged determination and stamina to pursue the tricky fishing this month. We have in fact seen some wonderful fish landed this month! Some large Brownies and Rainbows have been fooled, two of the “speciality” £100 fish have been caught and we have even had a few first-time fly fishing newbies for coaching sessions. Don’t forget we can organise everything for you or a friend to start their fly fishing adventure here at Brick Farm Lakes.  Just call us at the Lodge for all the details.

Our Easter Competition is set for SUNDAY 27th MARCH 2016.  Entry is open to all ages and abilities and is £40. The competition comprises a four-fish ticket, tea and coffee and an Easter egg to each competitor! It also includes a generous “Help Yourself” Ploughman’s Lunch.  This is, first and foremost, a fun event to start a new year of many angling get-togethers.  If you would like to reserve a space please call us at the Brick Farm Lakes Fishing Lodge on 01323 832615.

Flies that have produced the fish recently have been all the usual suspects such as Buzzers, Montanas, Damsels and, in particular, Cats Whiskers.   All three lakes have been kept well stocked nearly every week throughout the winter and all are fishing equally well.

Tight lines and warm feet everyone .......................! 

Oh, and please see the new section under Gallery which will show as many of your catches as possible !!