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Welcome to our Elinor Trout Fishery Reports for 2020 ...
To view any particular months report, please just click on that month you wish to read shown below.

February         March         April          May         June         July         August         September         October         November         December

February 8th & 9th

72 anglers caught 138 fish of which 63 were returned

Best Fish
6lb 3oz Peter Sharples, Corby, black snake (photo below)
5lb 0oz Tim Hodkinson, Wollaston

Best Areas
Bank - lagoon, creek, shallow bay, east arm
Boat - east arm, west arm

Best Patterns
Black snake, black/green lure, white/green lure, tequila blob, cormorant

Opening day saw a fantastic turnout of 72 anglers. Despite heavy preseason stocking the fishing was much harder than usual with a rod average of just under 2. Best method was a floater with a weighted lure or an intermediate with snakes or cormorants and a slow retrieve. No anglers fished on stormy Sunday. Catches will improve dramatically as the water clears.

Next Stocking: Feb 13th & 21st

No fishing report next week. Next update will be on Febuary the 25th.

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Peter Sharples with his 6lb 3oz Rainbow, caught on a Black Snake

Elinor opens for the 2020 season this Saturday February 8th at 7am

Only a few days to go before the new season starts this weekend. Saturday weather forecast is fine although Sunday is going to be extremely windy. Water is still going to have some colour with the huge amount of rain during November and December but season ticket holders have been fishing from the bank during January and catching some superb residents.

Graham Wright fished on January the 31st and caught the 6lb 3oz rainbow pictured at the bottom of this report.

With a preseason stocking of 1350 fish included a good proportion of 4lb+ specimens and a good head of overwintered fish this year it should be a bonanza early season. Black/green or white/green lures and snakes on an intermediate are worth fishing during the first couple of weeks with nymphs starting to score as the water clears further. There is no need to book for bank fishing but it’s best to book boats, especially from March onwards. I hope you enjoy a memorable season, Ed.

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Graham Wright (above) fished on Jan 31st and caught this 6lb 3oz rainbow

Opening weekend, February 8th

Fly-fishing for Brown & Rainbow Trout, in idyllic surroundings. Our 2020 Season is from 7am on the 8th of February to the 31st of December. Season permit holders may bank fish in January 2021. At Elinor Trout Fishery there are 1.5 miles of superbly accessible bank fishing, which means there is plenty of space without Elinor being too large and daunting. We have a modern fleet of 15 modern boats, plus we have a Wheelyboat available with electric engine and battery provided. We stock weekly with top quality Rainbows and Browns.

Best Fish in 2019
Rainbow 13lb 4oz Brian Coe, Kettering, Damsel, Bank
Brown 7lb 2oz Scott Bowman, Weedon, Black & Green lure, Boat

Our rods tend to keep only a few fish to eat and this has resulted in a large number of grown-on fish. Also Float-tubers are always made most welcome at Elinor, plus we now have a fleet of 16 "fifteen foot" Coulam boats on the water. Stocking weekly with top quality Rainbows & Browns. Our Gin clear, well oxygenated spring fed water gives a stable environment for our hard fighting, well-conditioned fish to live in. I hope you enjoy a memorable season, Ed.

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Elinor Trout Fishery, Lowick Road, Aldwincle, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 3EE.
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