A local chap Des who normally river fishes was keen to have a go at lake fishing during the closed season on rivers. I arranged with him to go over to local fishery Ardaire Springs to try some bank fishing for a few hours. Des started off with his own 9ft 5wt rod and although he is a very capable caster it was something of a struggle in the strong wind on the day. However, he did manage a fish or two on a dead drifted bloodworm pattern in a sheltered corner.
I suggested to Des to try fishing deeper with a lure on a DI5 line. As he only had his 5wt with him I gave him the use of a Mackenzie DTX G2 10ft 7wt Rod that I am trying out at present. I tried this rod myself at a local reservoir recently and I am already a massive fan. That said, I was keen to see how Des would get on with it too. After a cast or two Des was impressed with the ease with which the rod cast a long line into a strong wind. In no time at all he was comfortable with the rod and caught fish to boot
In fact, fishery manager Ned came out for a look and couldn’t resist a few casts with it too. It was a good sign when Ned asked if I could bring it over again soon so that he could spend more time casting with it!!
Des caught his largest trout to date shortly after that while using the DTX. A lovely conditioned rainbow trout of about 6lbs.
Well done Des – your hooked now! Designed by 3 times world spey casting champion Scott Mackenzie, the DTX 10ft 7wt is a superb rod and I would happily recommend one for reservoir fishing. To find out more about the DTX range of single handed rods click here.