MANY FISH are now being taken on lures fished on Di5 and Di7 lines. The most successful area for this method is across the middle of the lake. Effective flies have been black Snakes, tubes, Humungous and Cat’s Whisker. Closer to the shore, boat anglers are having success with nymphs fished on floating and midge-tip lines. Fish are feeding hard on very small chironomid nymphs. The best areas for boats fishing this method are A buoy – near the south end of the dam – and Plummer bank. Pig Bay, Rectory Bay and Pylon Point are successful drifts on the north shore. Bank-fishing has been best in the early morning and late evening. Some big fish have been seen chasing roach fry around the harbour arms – an ever-popular spot which has experienced considerable angling pressure but produced some very good results. The Seat on the south shore has proved popular, many fish being caught after a long cast of 25 yards. The dam wall is now producing fish after a prolonged quiet spell and, with the warmer weather, I have noticed a considerable number of our invasive shrimp on the move. The fish will soon increase their interest in this food source. The rod average has been a very healthy 4.6 fish per return.