Monday 16 April 2018

Stocking at Burrator - 16th March & 9th April 2018

I have attended two of the re-stockings this year.  The first one was at Longstone on 16th March 2018 where 270 trout were released into Burrator by Paul Evenden of Milemead Fisheries at Mill Hill near Tavistock.  Two other BFFA members came along for the 9am stocking, Kevin Sellar & Pat Power.

The trout were a mix of rainbows & blues and either 1lb 4oz or 1lb 8oz although a few were nearer 2lb.

Kevin & Pat chat to Paul

The trout are netted from the tanks to the reservoir

On Monday 9th April Paul released about 250 trout at the slipway where the two angling boats are moored.  There was a mix of rainbows and blue trout.  This was an afternoon stocking and was attended by Mike, a volunteer with SWLT, BFFA members Stuart McCullough and me.  My wife Sue also came along.

I had been told that some big trout of around 12lb were to be released at the same time and below are some photographs as two biggies were put into the reservoir.  Paul said that similar sized trout had already been put into Stithians, a reservoir of 274 acres near Redruth.  The chairman, Paul Wallace, of CAST the fly fishing club based there had landed and returned one of over 11lb during a a recent competition at Stithians. 

Paul Wallace at Stithians with a rainbow of over 11lbs

Trout going in at the slipway

Sue, Stuart & Mike at the slipway to watch Paul carry out the stocking

above & below -  Paul puts two rainbows of around 12lb into the lake

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