Wild rainbows. . .there is no recording of the lake ever being stocked and scale samples taken from 200 fish a few years ago indicated that all the fish were wild! Anyone that has had the opportunity to fish Ruddocks know that these fish fight hard! Smaller ones give a 10+ acrobatic performance across the surface while the big ones pull hard and you have to be ready! (We usually find a couple of rods in the lake in the fall from fisherman not paying attention). The feed is abundant in the lake and the fish grow fast – up to 2 lbs. a year. This is great for the fish but can be hard for the fisherman, these fish can be fussy and will test the advanced fisherman and other days you can’t keep them off the fly. Catch and release, barbless hooks, fly fishing only. Please handle fish with care and try and keep them in the water when releasing them.
You must book your time on the lake for a fee. Please ensure you have a fishing license.