ANGLING: By Simon Green

Simon Green
Simon Green

Spring Street AGM reminder and news from Elinor Trout Fishery

A reminder to all Spring Street Angling Club members that the AGM will be held this Sunday (March 1) at approximately 8pm at Spring Street Club.

New members welcome. Contact Jim Harratt on (01788) 570228 for details.


OVer at Elinor trout fishery the 160 anglers caught 895 fish of which 704 were returned

Best Fish

9lb 8oz Olly Jary, Narborough, goldhead viva, boat

9lb 0oz Joe Grundy, Stevenage, cats whisker

8lb 4oz Bernard Robinson, Duddington, montana

8lb 4oz Finbarr McSweeney, Rushden, montana

7lb 8oz Peter Oldham, Saffron Waldon, black lure

7lb 6oz Finbarr McSweeney, Rushden

7lb 4oz George Brock, Corby, green/white dancer

7lb 1oz Jim Nixon, Kettering, black buzzer

6lb 10oz Ian Martin, Market Deeping, black/green lure

6lb 8oz Derek Benamore, Finedon

6lb 3oz Rob Jordan, Lutterworth, black lure

6lb 2oz Finbarr McSweeney, Rushden

6lb 2oz Noel Duigenan, Wellingborough, black/green lure

Best Areas

Bank - dam, boat bay, brookside bay, shallow bay, canal

Boat - anchored off dam, gravel bar

Best Patterns

black/green or white/green lure, damsel, grhe, cruncher, black buzzer, bloodworm

Fishing conditions were mostly difficult with strong winds. On the better weather days the rod average was excellent but anglers had to work much harder when there was a combination of sun and wind.

Lures fished slowly on a floater or intermediate line continue to fish well but when the wind is lighter black buzzers or a plain cruncher are deadly. The best depth seems to be 3 - 4 foot.

Fish are being found in all parts of the lake although the lodge end is generally best.

Bank anglers are still doing better than boats.

Next Stocking

Feb 27th & March 3rd

Elinor will be holding the final of the Iain Barr/Airflo Bank Masters Final on Sunday April 19th with the chance to win £2000 and many other prizes. The final will be filmed by the Sky Sports ‘Tight Lines’ programme.

Qualifying heats at Elinor will be on March 14th and April 5th.

Full details and entry forms at

Sunday May 31st

Elinor will hold a heat of the popular Scierra Pairs competition.

You get to fish with your partner and qualifiers will go through to fish the final at Rutland.

Full details at

Tight Lines