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Fly Tyer of the Month.Here

Fly of the Month. Here Weather Here. Catch Returns Miscellaneous Here.

Fishing Matches Here River/Sea levels Here.

Diary of Events: Here



"My biggest worry is that when I am dead and gone, my wife will sell my fishing gear for what I said I paid for it!"

Fly of the Month:

Westlow Mere.

Elk Hair doing well in the shallows.

Peccary Caddis

Peccary Caddis

Fly of the month General:

Diawl Bach (Little Devil)

Diawl Bach (Little Devil)

Bristol Hopper Claret/Pearl

Bristol Hopper Claret/Pearl

PTN with a red micro straggle thorax

PTN with a red micro straggle thorax

A cracking Tiger Trout for Chris Ector at Westlow Mere. Cris had 19 All good sized Trout.

Chris Ector

Two cracking fish for Lynda ector at Westlow mere.

Lynda Ector

“If you’re too busy to go fishin’, you’re too busy.”
Buddy Ebsen

Frank Sawyer

Frank Sawyer Tying a Pheasant Tail Nymph 

Frank Sawyer catching Trout

Frank Sawyer catches Trout 

Tying Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug with Davie McPhail

Trout Taking a Mayfly Sawyer Nymphs.

MayflySatisfaction of catching a fish on your own fly.

There is something very satisfying about catching a fish on something that you made with your Imitationown two hands.

Click for youtube videos of flytying.


Barometric Pressure – A fishy myth or an untapped resource?

Very interesting More here.


Fly Tyer of the Month:

Son Tao

Son Tao

I make no apology for showing flies tied by Son again so soon, this guy’s been tying for just a year and he is magic. More Here.

Click Photo's for more detailed view.

Royal Wulff

Deer hair body Royal Wulff

CDC Caddis

Quill Partridge and CDC Caddis

Tinsel body nymph

Quill and Tinsel body nymph

Sparkle Stimulator

Green Sparkle Stimulator


Green Sparkle Stimulator Display showing that Artistic Touch.

Westlow Catches.

Nice Trout

Whatever your appetite in trout fishing there is something for you at Westlow, from specimen hunting to purist fly fishing.





18 acres of high quality gin clear water giving a stable environment with plentiful fly life producing hard fighting fish.



Chris Whittle not the fish the fisherman.

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Isaac Asimov


The Uttoxeter Game Fishing and Fly Tying Festival at

Uttoxeter Race Course
Wood Lane

Staffs ST 14 8 BD
We hope you can support us again in 2017

Sunday October 15th 10am - 4.30pm

click Here.
Wendy Gibson + Team


For evil men to accomplish their purpose it is only necessary that good men should do nothing.
Reverend Charles F. Aked


From Facebook so true.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov


Contact Westlowmere Web site here



"The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be."
~John Gierach

Peder Wigdell

Lowrider step-by-step.

Peder Wigdell


Hi Jim It was a pleasure to spend some time with you on Sunday. I've been using your dubbing today and will be trying the flies on Thursday.

John Walker

Great to see you at the North Wales Country Show. Learned a lot and had a very pleasurable experience all the Guides were going round discussing your demonstrations, well done.

John Mercer.

What a great web site loads of information I like the idea of you having a league table of Midlands fly fisheries. Keep up the good work not many fly fishing sites about that don't want to sell you something!

Jack Right.


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The Original Westlow Mere Web Site.

"One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one's fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one's fishing companions" 
-John Ashley-Cooper

BFFI10th and 11th February 2018
 9.30am – 4.30pm

The UK’s Premier Fly Fishing Show

Admission on the door
£12 – 1 Day or £20 – 2 Days
Advance booking
£10 – 1 Day or £17 – 2 Days

All accompanied under 16s free entry The best of the Best, Jim.


Westlow Mere.

New stocking policy watch this space.

Over the last few weeks just over 900 fish have been stocked including Rainbow, Brown and Tiger Trout all of a good size. Moreover over the coming months 400 to 500 fish will be stocked on a monthly basis.

Fantastic day fishing 4 fish over 10 lbs total 12 fish well done to the management at westlow mere. Eddie Guest 27/12/2017.

Eddie Guest last Day of 2017 .


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Stocking 14/12/2017





Stocking 2


Stocking 3




Cracking day in the float Tubefishtube

today at Westlow Mere just outside Congleton. Into Fish from the off and caught steady in the five hours managing 38 to the

tube with some quality trout in the mix.. Lost a good few mainly to double hookups so fished single fly for most of the day on the lure rod but did catch a good few on the nymph rod with buzzer & db’s.. NW Nomads's


Westlow Mere is a water run for Fly Fishing by Fly Fishing enthusiasts with friendly service and good advice, the best areas to fish, flies to use and the best method to employ.

Weather Here.


Local Weather Station 4.5 miles away Here.

Congleton & District Fly-Fishers was founded in the early eighties and
from the outset, the core  purposes of the club in addition to fly-fishing for trout as described above, included the involvement of the local community through  open days, free tuition, free loan of equipment, open competitions, special events for children.
Of equal importance in our priorities has been the maintenance of the natural habitat
including the surrounding fields and woods as well as the water and our success in this has been recognised in the site being declared a site of special  significance because of the wildlife it harbours and the flora it sustains.

Centrally heated lodge with free tea and coffee making area (tea, coffee milk and sugar supplied free) and microwave use.





On business what great people very very helpful with a vast amount of knowledge. Thanks for the free gift will not forget my visit.



spike milligan

"All men are cremated equal"

Latest Fishing News

It's good to see even in the challenging weather that Trout Fishing venues are giving catch returns so the angler has a good understanding of prevailing

conditions on the waters before

venturing out.



Catch Returns Miscellaneous.



Rod average     


In total 23,000 fish were stocked, mainly rainbow trout with a proportion of blues and 1,500 brown trout thanks to our own Blithfield Brown Trout Fund. These brownies, which must all be released if caught, will hopefully thrive in the rich feeding conditions here and grow on to become the leviathans of the future.

We have enjoyed meeting you and sharing information and stories with you and we do hope to see you all in 2018. We re-open to Season Permit holders on 8th March and to all other anglers on 15th March 2018.

So, from all of us here at Blithfield to all of you, we wish you a very happy and safe winter and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Clair Pullinger.

Stocks Reservoir.

Stocks will be closing on the 31st October so all doubles club have until then to complete their fish off. We apologise for the lack of reports over the last month this has been due to two factors, firswtly we have had no internet for a prolonged period of time and secondly with the bad weather there has been a significant drop in angler numbers but the anglers that have attended have had some success with lures being the best method with the fish back in the margins keep on the move and fish the margins.

For the first time Stocks will be opening over the winter months on Saturdays and Sundays for bank and boat fishing although the boats will have to be pre-booked. This is a great opportunity to fish stocks through the winter months and see how it performs. This is on a trial basis this winter so use it or lose it guys tight lines Pete

Full ReportHere Also see Fishing Matches Here.

Scierra Pairs.


This week on Clywedog

2017 Seasonfish stocked 31000

2018  SEASON March 8th - 30th Nov


Eyebrook Reservoir

Eyebrook Opening 2018
10th March 2018
Details for 2018 & membership enquires contact the Eyebrook lodge
01536 770264
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More Here

Draycote Water

Season Rod Average:

Draycote Fishing Report w/e Sunday 19th November 2017

Brown Trout

Melvin Severn with a fantastic 8lb Draycote brown caught on a pink snakes on the rudder.

We open again on Friday 2nd March and are taking bookings for the 2018 season. Attached below are the pictures of the fur and feather held on Sunday 26th November. A full report on the event can be found on the website


Weekly rod average is

  Foremark Lodge Tel 01283 703202

Foremark 2018 season opens 1st March

Details on available membership which starts from £435.00 EMAIL for details

Taking bookings call 01283 703202 please leave a message on the answer machine including a contact number or email

Full ReportHere


Rod Average

Thornton Season has drawn to a close, the 2018 Season opens 1st February.
Details on the 2018 season & availability of season permits contact the lodge
01530 230807 or email

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Full ReportHere


Day Permit Loyalty Card.

At Draycote, Thornton, Foremark and Eyebrook

Pick up a Loyalty Card at Thornton, Draycote or Foremark and now Eyebrook lodges, once you have purchased 10 of the same day permit you receive your 11th visit free, our loyalty card can be used at any of our three reservoirs.

1 Fish Kill + Catch & Release £17.50
4 Fish Kill + Catch & Release £23.00
8 Fish Kill + Catch & Release £29.00

Our Popular Last 4 hour Permit, fish the evening rise

1 Fish Kill + Catch & Release £10.00


Local Weather Station 4.5 miles away Here.




PlatoFisherman's Prayer
I pray that I may live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord's great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep.

- Unknown?



We need to give this guy a chance, he will be Fly Tier of the month in the future look out for him. Lee Barbee Here.

Hey Jim,
 Lee BarbeeI'm a US Army combat veteran that currently lives in Gaithersburg, MD. I will be moving to Northern California in a few months. I learned how to fly fish and fly tie from a non-profit organization called Project Healing Waters 2 years ago. I started off as a participant and now volunteer with them. They are gracious enough to still let me fish with them, too. I owe a lot to this program and many others for their support. People such as Al Warner,Flies Dick Bubeck, Carl Smolka, and Son Tao. I have to say I wouldn't be anywhere without the support of my family. A few months  ago, I started a small fly tying business called Red White And Blue Flies. I tie flies to the customer’s order, and haven't had a complaint yet. I'm proud to be part of such a great sport in different aspects. It's a truly therapeutic experience. Here are some pictures.