Thursday, 8 January 2009

Trout caught in the Erewash

Happy New Year from everyone at the River Erewash Foundation!

The new year brings news of recent trout captures from the River Erewash. First of all, Colin Poole was lucky enough on 2nd January to accidentally catch a 3lb brown trout whilst fishing at Toton on one of the stretches looked after by the Foundation. Colin was trotting double red maggot on a size 18 hook through a two and half foot deep swim. The fish was in superb condition, and returned safely to the river.
Alan Oxborough reports catching a brown trout between 8oz and 10oz in weight, and in super condition. The fish was caught in the upper reaches in a location between Pye Bridge and Ironville. Alan has been fishing the Erewash for the last 1o years, and reports catching chub to 2lb, perch to 1lb, and small roach and dace.
Please let us know about your captures from the Erewash, photographs can be sent to our e-mail address. If you wish to keep precise locations to yourself, we will respect your privacy.
IMPORTANT Please let the Foundation know of any grayling caught, we are trying to monitor the survival and spread of the recent stocking. Please return any trout caught.