Leighton fishing well!

Roundhay Fly Fishers stalwarts Kev, Lenny and Andy paid a visit to Leighton reservoir over the weekend and by all accounts had a cracking day. Seeing as I am struggling to find time to go fishing at the moment I may as well live my life through others and blog about their exploits. Put it this way, I have a little membership booklet for a fishing club that cost me £400 to join, just sat on my shelf gathering dust! Not that I’m complaining, it’s all for good reasons. Anyway, the guys caught 31 fish between them – Andy had 9 fish with the best weighing in at around 9 1/2 lb


Kev had 15 rainbows with his best going 10 1/2 lb


Lenny had 7 fish with the biggest at 5 1/2 lb of which there is no picture unfortunately. I have however painstakingly pieced together the scene of what I believe Len may have looked like holding his fish using the latest in photo editing software and my years of expertise in this kind of arena.


It’s a few years since I fished Leighton but I always rather liked it there and it’s always been well stocked but that really is a cracking result for a day’s fishing.

2 thoughts on “Leighton fishing well!

  1. Eddie

    Leighton is a lovely water and one I have fished on a number of occasions and it is a great water. I have not caught any rainbows anything like you have done but have caught browns up to 2lb which fight like hell.

    Once this coronovirus nightmare is over I cant wait to wet a line again. If you want some ideas on where to go why not sample the trout and salmon fishing available around Scarborough. You can find out more in my blog:


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