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"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!"

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Fly Tying Company

James is giving a 10% discount to Westlow Mere Anglers!

Family run business based on the Staffordshire / Cheshire Border
Located 3 miles off Jct 16, on the M6, and stock many of the major brands.

Thanks James.

Fly of the Month:

Westlow Mere.

Chris Ector's Green Snake!

Fnf Chewing gum worm doing well.

Jack Vallis Fly: Blue flash Damsel

Jacks

John's Caddis doing very well.

John Oliver's caddis

Fly of the month General:

Great fly for Westlow. Eddie Guest.

Apache

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:

Lee Barbee.

Lee Barbee

Hey Jim,
I'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. Lee was fly tier of the month last year when he first started to tie, he was good from the start but a great tier now.

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Caddis Emerger.

Hook: Partridge caddis emerger Thread: semperfli nano silk Body: orange peacock quill with solarez bone dry over it Thorax: mahogany micro fine dry fly dubbing Legs: lemon wood duck Wing: golden brown deer hair

Caddis

 

The Abbey.

This is only the second time I’ve tied a classic wet fly. Lots of fun!
 The Abbey

Abbey

Mahogany Nymph.

Mahogany Nymph

Peccary and Cree.

A little peccary and cree

Peccary Cree

Quill Beaver Kill .

Hook: Partridge Ideal Dry SUD Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 18/0 black Tail: Hackle fibers from a Whiting Farms Dark Barred Ginger Cape Body: cream peacock quill with Gulff UV classic over it Wings: Duck slip quill Hackle: Whiting Farms Dark Barred Ginger UV: Gulff Classic on head and body
The key to not letting your hackle slip on the resin quill is to wrap the hackle before curing it.

Quill Berver Kill

Yellow stimulator .

Just one of the many patterns I’m sending to Virginia soon. Yellow stimulator on a Partridge K12ST

Yellow Simulator

Partridge caddis pupa.

Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk
Body: Kylie’s nymph skin
Thorax: SLF prism dubbing
Backing: Nature’s Spirit pheasant tail
Legs: CDC and partridge feather
Eyes: wapsi mono eyes
Horns: Nature’s Spirit pheasant tail
UV: Gulff Classic over the body.

Partridge caddis pupa

Ginger quill .

Hook: Partridge Ideal Dry SUD
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk
Tail: Whiting Farms Coq de Leon
Body: peacock quill
Wing: duck slip
Hackle: dark barred ginger
UV: Gulff Classic

Ginger quill

 

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Westlow Catches.

Local Weather Station 4.5 miles away Here.

Fantastic fishing Another big fish from Westlow 10lb 1oz

bigfish

Big fish for Bob Marshall at Westlow today. 10lb 1oz 27/01/2018

Bob

Lynda

 

Nice Trout

17lb rainbow for John Shell part of a 14 fish haul including a 10 lb rainbow 14/04/18.

John Schell

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

GrahamJohnny

 

 

 

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

Chris

Chris2

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
Uttoxeter

Staffs ST 14 8 BD
We hope you can support us again in 2018

Sunday October 14th 10am - 4.30pm

Wendy Gibson + Team

I had a great time this year meeting and making new friends never stopped all day.


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From Facebook so true.

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

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Contact Westlowmere Web site here

Monster

 

"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

Comments

Hi Jim
No relation to Malcolm, but had a good look at the web site looks fantastic, will be coming soon.
Clifford Greenhalgh

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.

Plato

 

Fisherman'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?

 

The Original Westlow Mere Web Site.

TEL: 01260270012

Rod Average: 3.24 week ending: 9/11/2018

"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

Seven North West Nomads members visited Westlow Mere today and had a greatnomad4 days fishing with a rod average of 12 fish.. All methods caught from floating lines with nymphs to inters with lures... Many thanks to John and all the team at Westlow for making us all very welcome. Keep up the good work of running a cracking Fishery.

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Stocking today with a selection of large trout.

Stocking2018

One of the fish Stocked 19lb fighting fit Rainbow Trout.

Large Trout

Trev

Popped down to Westlow on Saturday and having difficulty in walking around usually stay near the lodge, but Trever said fish have been seen over the far side of the lake. However, he knows I have a problem and without hesitation he said he would ferry me round to were the fish were, what a great guy.
PS he even came round and fetched me back when I wanted to go! Jim.

 

Trev with Polaris.

 

ROAD TRIP WESTLOWE MERE
25/26 APRIL 2018
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 LEAVING HQ AT APPROXIMATELY 1.30 WE MADE OUR WAY NORTH PICKING UP FELLOW ROADTRIP MEMBER ON WAY.
AFTER A BACKLOG OF TRAFFIC ARRIVED A BIT LATER THAN EXPECTED AT CREWE TRAVELODGE AT 6 O'CLOCK.
AFTER A QUICK WASH AND CHANGE IT WAS TIME FOR REFRESHMENTS AND TEAM MEETING😉😉 IN TH E PUB NEXT DOOR.
FIRST TIME ROADTRIP MEMBER Nigel Doubler WAS MET BY ANOTHER James Jackson WHOM HAD ARRIVED EARLY AND HAD ALREADY STARTED HIS OWN MEETING
EVERYONE WAS INTRODUCED TO EACH OTHER AMD SOON THE BANTER FLOWED AS DID THE REFRESHMENTS
THE EVENING PASSED QUICKLY SOON IT WAS TIME FOR AN EARLY NIGHT AS AN EARLY START WAS CALLED FOR

BRING ON THE FISH
buff2UP AT 5.30 LIKE CHILDREN WAITING FOR SANTA LEAVING BASECAMP AT 6 TO ARRIVE AT WESTLOWE MERE AT 6.30.
WE WERE WARMLY MET WITH COFFEE AND A SMILE FROM TREVOR WHOM HAD SPECIALLY VOLUNTEERED FOR THIS AND ARE TRULY THANKFUL.
AFTER SIGNING IN AND A BIT OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE FROM Eddie Guest WE SPLIT UP AROUND THE LAKE.
PUTTING THE #COSTAS ON I COULD SEE THAT THE STOCKING POLICY INTRODUCED WAS DEFINITELY WORKING.
STARTING OUT WITH DIFFERENT METHODS AND VARIOUS LINES IT WASN'T LONG FOR THE GUYS TO BE ON THE SCORESHEET.
SOME DOING BETTER THAN OTHERS SOON SAW THAT TURNED AROUND BY A CHANGE OF LOCATION AND A SHARING OF PATTERNS USED.
MARK,JAMES,NIGEL,GAV, MYSELF AND PADDY AND EDD ON BOAT ALL INTO FISH.
NIGEL INTO A HARD FIGHTING 5LB RAINBOW ON THE PELLET NUGGET AND GAVIN LOSING A DOUBLE A SHORT SPACE OF TIME.
I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED IT BEFORE EVERYONE HIT AFTER HIT AFTER HIT.
THE SUM HAD RISEN AND LOOKING AROUND THE LAKE THERE WAS FISH EVERYWHERE IN THE TOP LAYERS.
I CAN HONESTLY SAY NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT,
OUR FRIENDLY ROD OF THE DAY COMPETITION WAS EVENLY MATCHED AND LOSING FISH AT THE NET AND THE SLIGHT LAUGHTER IN THE BACKGROUND WAS GOING TO COST.JAMES VERY UNLUCKY DROPPED ANOTHER AND ANOTHER OUCH.
CLOCK WAS TICKING DOLPHINS JUMPING EVERYWHERE AND DOUBLES SWIMMING PAST IN PAIRS IT WAS DOWN TO THE WIRE
TIME HAD UNFORTUNATELY BEATEN US AND BY THE SMILES ON PEOPLES FACES I KNEW THAT THE GUYS HAD DONE WELL.
BACK TO THE LODGE WITH TREVOR AND EDD
FOR A ROUNDUP AND A FINAL COFFEE A SOLITARILY LAST MINUTE FISH HAD DECIDED IT.
Gavin Price ROD OF THE DAY BUT WELL DONE EVERYONE ELSE.

FINAL TALLY
GAVIN 12
JAMES 11
MYSELF 10
MARK 10
NIGEL 9

A TOTAL OF 52 FISH AND IN 2 VISITS OVER 110 FISH IF WE ADD EDD AND PADDYS PROBABLY 150.
IT WAS HEARD SAID THOSE WELSH LADS HAVE HAD AN ENTIRE STOCKING IN 2 VISITS LOL

TOP FLIES
BRIGHT EYES
COSMIX
HYBRID DAMSEL
SNAKES
TRAFFIC LIGHT BUZZERS

EPILOGUE...buff3
TO ALL FLY FISHERMEN WHOM HAVE NEVER BEEN OR HEARD OF WESTLOWE MERE YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR MISSING THE DRIVE IS WORTH IT FOR SURE,
POSTCODE IS CW12 2JJ STOCKING POLICY IS SPOT ON.
THE STAFF HERE ARE TOTALLY COMMITED IN MAKING YOUR DAY SPECIAL,
2 FISH AND C/R TICKET £22 GREAT VALUE
BOATS ONLY £10 AGAIN EXCEPTIONAL.

AFTER A FEW PICS AND GOOBYES IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE ANOTHER MEMORABLE DAY
MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED AND WISH WESTLOWE MERE ALL THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE, WE'LL BE BACK THATS FOR CERTAIN.
REGARDS ANDREWTAFFBARGOEDFLIES

Andrew Bufton (TAFFBARGOEDFLIES) will be fly tyer of the month for August. He is also on the links page for anyone who wants to try his flies.

John oliver Westlow match winner for may.

John Oliver

ROADTRIP WESTLOW MERE
APRIL27/28

Andrew Bufton with Ian Docksey and 3 others.

The CreweAN INVITATION TO A NEW VENUE NEVER GOES A MISS SO A INVITATION FROM Eddie Guest AND THE TEAM WAS MORE THAN WELCOMING.

LEAVING HQ AT 1.30 WE HEADED NORTH TO CREWE,THE CATALOGUE OF ROAD WORK'S AND TRAFFIC JAMS SAW US ARRIVE AT TRAVEL LODGE CREWE AT 6.00 A LOT LATER THAN EXPECTED BUT SEEING THE REST OF THE GUYS AGAIN MORE THAN MADE UP FOR IT.

OUR EVENING TEAM MEETING 😉 AND CATCH UP CHAT ALWAYS A GREAT GIFT, HEARING EVERYONE'S TALES ACROSS THE TABLE AND OF COURSE A BEER OR TWO.

BRING ON THE FISH
WITH LOCAL KNOWLEDGE FROM Ian Docksey HE LED US TO THE FISHERY APPROX 20 mins away.
ARRIVING AT THE FISHERY AT 6.30 WAS MET WITH COFFEE AND A WARM WELCOME FROM GEORGE, EDDIE AND THE TEAM.
A TOUR OF LAKES AND A BIT OF INSIGHT ALWAYS WELCOME WE HEADED OUR SEPARATE WAYS,ON ADVICE I HEADED TO THE FAR BANK OF THE DEEPS, WHERE I MET UP WITH A GOOD FRIEND Paul Wilson, QUICK SET UP AND FIRST CAST FISH ON.
I CANNOT DESCRIBE IN WORDS THE NEXT HOUR BUT YOU COULD ONLY DREAM OF IT,A QUICK CALL TO Gavin Price AND I WAS SOON JOINED ON NEXT PEG.
THE WORDS FISH ON FISH ON REVERBERATED FROM GAVIN AND HE WAS SOON NEARING DOUBLE FIGURES,

IT WAS THEN IT HAPPENED.........
OUR BROWN TADDY HIT THE WATER,I ACTUALLY SEEN IT LAND OR ALMOST LAND.
A GIGANTIC BOIL AND A SHOUT OF WHOS BEEN STOCKING DOLPHINS ECHOED AROUND THE LAKE AND THEN SILENCEBig Fish

THE GAME WAS AFFOOT😎
GAVINS REEL SCREAMING AND LINE DISSAPEARED QUICKLY, WITH TREES BOTH SIDES THIS COULD GET MESSY AND DIDNT ABODE WELL.
OUR GAVIN WAS UP FOR THE JOB ROD HIGH ROD ALMOST UNDER WATER AT TIMES HE STEERED THE FISH AWAY AND AFTER A SUPERB FIGHT WE WERE JOINED BY A CLUB OFFICIAL EDDIE GUEST TO WITNESS THE FISH TIP THE SCALES AT 10-10. AND RELEASED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

IT WAS A RED LETTER DAY FOR GAVIN AND THE BROWN TADDY AS HE CONTINUED THE DAY AMONGST FISH.
THE DAY WORE ON AND Bob Clay WAS ALSO HAVING A TRIP OF A LIFETIME AND Mark Prosser WAS INTO FISH ALSO.
I WAS JOINED BY IAN WHOM WAS DROPPING FISH BUT SOON HAD THEM TO THE NET.

IT WAS TRULY AMAZING DAY WE MUST HAVE SEEN NEARLY A DOZEN DOUBLE FIGURE FISH SWIM PAST US.
THE FISHERY IS STACKED WITH FISH CREDIT TO ITS STOCKING POLICY.CLEAN BANKINGS AND PEGS WELL MAINTAINED LANDSCAPE.

TIME HAD BEATEN US AMD A LONG JOURNEY HOME WE WALKED TOWARDS THE CAR PARK WHERE BOB AND MARK STILL CATCHING AND TRYING TO PRISE GAVIN OFF THE WATER WE WERE READY TO GO

A TOTAL UP OF THE FISH AND THINGS HIT HOME HOW WELL WE REALLY HAD DONE
52 FISH TO THE NET PLUS A DOUBLE FIGURE.
IF WE'RE BEING REALISTIC YOU COULD TREBLE THAT AND THAT'S THE TRUTH.

SUMMARIZING....
WESTLOWE MERE A FIVE STAR FISHERY,IF ITS NOT UP THERE WITH THE TOP FISHERIES IT WILL BE SOON,IT HAS EVERYTHING THE MODERN DAY FLYFISHER MAN NEEDS.STOCKING POLICY,CLEAN,TIDY,POLITE,THERES A COUPLE OF BOATS, DISABLED BOAT.
THE STAFF WILL ALSO DRIVE AND FETCH YOU BACK LUNCH FROM A LOCAL CHIPPY.
IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN HERE YOU NEED TO SOON,YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED,GIVE THEM A RING AND ARRANGE A DAY.
AND WATCH OUT FOR THOSE DOLPHINS.

ROD OF THE DAY.
GAVIN PRICE

TOP FLIES.ALL IN PIC
BROWN TADDY
CHEWY WORM
DAPHNIA BLOBS
SHIPMAN'S
BUZZERS VARIOUS
MANY THANKS WESTLOWE MERE FOR OUR MEMORABLE DAY
ANDREW AND THE TEAM

Westlow Mere. New stocking policy watch this space.

TEL: 01260270012

Westlow is Fishing its head off, great work Johhny Oliver. See below!

At the start of the year just over 900 fish were stocked including Rainbow, Brown and Tiger Trout all of a good size, this was to give a good head of quality trout, for the lakes.

Since the start of the new year we have been implementing the new stocking policy, first part is complete with a good head of excellent quality fish being introduced (see above) this gave a big increase in Anglers both on the bank and Boats. Now we are into the second phase which is to  maintain the excellent quality and good size of Trout, so we are now stocking fortnightly with Rainbows and Blues of the best conditioned Trout we can find from 2lb to 15lb+.

 

Charles Hopkins with a 15lb 2oz cracker to win the Westlow shield match today.Well done Charles top angling showing the seniors how to do it!! 15/04/18

Charles Hopkins

15lb rainbow for Mike Richardson at Westlow. 14/04/18

Mike Richards

 

Congratulations Chris.

Chris Ector

11lb 8oz for Brian bedrock at Westlow today 14/04/18

Brian Bedrock.

Once again westlow mere 10 lb Friday and after two hours wasted Carsington waters back to westlow mere and this pig 15 lbs 8 oz 9 stunning fully find bows wot a top fisherie thanks to all off you. Eddie Guest. 30/03/2018

Eddie

One of 20 fish I had at westlow mere today (my first time)
Returned to fight another day, 19/03/2018 Jack Vallis
John estimated it as 12.5lb
Cracking days fishing, blue Flash Damsel doing most of the damage!

Jack

Westlow mere fishing it's head off myself and 3 mates fished today in snow wind freezing temperatures total 86 fish blues and rainbows comp off tomorrow but the fishery will be open Get yourself down there tight lines Eddie Guest. 17/03/18

Trout

Paul Wilson
10 March at 19:41 ·
First time fishing west low mere today! What a day 22 to the net, 3 over 6lb, 1 over 10lb, and to cap it off a 17lb 2oz. Cracking lake and run well, thank to all especially Eddie Guest.

Another cracker from Westlow today 13/03/2018

Cracker

10 lb 4 oz one of two doubles today only fished 6 hours but I had 22 well done westlow mere just gets better and better. Eddie Guest 10/03/2018

Eddie Geust

10lb 4oz rainbow from Westlow today 07/03/2018

Rainbow2a

Large Rainbow 11lb 4oz from Westlow 20/02.2018

Big Rainbow

7lb 10oz tiger from Westlow today 20/02/2018

Tiger Trout

Great fish one of 22 fish for Eddie today at Westlow. But paddy caught 34 top angling lads

Eddie Guest

Great fish ed first wild brown this year

Ed

Another big fish for Chris Ector. 11/2/2018

Fly used Green Snake 8lb 10oz, not the snake the fish.

Chris Ector

 

 

Eddie

Unbelievable day fishing at west low mere today 34 fish lost 12 at the net stunning fisherie gin clear water sight fishing with dry fly took six the rest came to buzzers and my take on the apache thanks to all the staff

fishing 20/1/2018 at Westlow Mere 32 fish to the boat lost loads at the net well done David Tompkins 22 off the bank top man. Eddie Guest.

 

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Eddie Westlow4 Stocking 3

Stocking

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.

Westlow

Weather Here.

Catch Returns Miscellaneous.

 

Blithfield.

Rod average 2.01 week ending 30th Sept.  

Summary Report

Banks are improving as water temperatures fall ….

As the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness descends upon us water temperatures have continued to fall slowly bringing about an improvement in sport. The most significant change is the gradual improvement in bank sport and whilst boat returns still remain the better of the two bank returns are creeping upwards with some excellent fish recorded during the past week.

Several specimen trout of 3lb plus have been caught from the banks of the ever-productive South Lake and the best fish of the week, a stunning, naturally grown on brown trout of 5lb 4ozs was caught on a black CdC hopper from the South Lake Bank on Wednesday 26th  by Permit holder Mr. David Marlow who fished for just an hour and a half in the evening.

Other notable returns this week include on the 26th for Season Permit holder Mr. Paul Walker who fished for 2 and a half hours in the evening and returned a total of 5 fish from the South Lake banks ; on the same day visiting rods Mr. Rock and Mr. Southall spent a few hours fishing the South Lake from a boat and returned a total of 8 fish between them, a number matched by visiting rods Mr. Bill Stubbs and Mr. Steve Ratcliffe who also fished from a boat on the same day. On the 27th visiting rod Mr. Mick Broadgate returned a total of 6 fish to his boat, caught on a mixture of both dry and wet Daddy Longlegs imitations. The 28th saw Permit holder Mr. Brian Jones venture out in a boat and, using Baby Doll patterns, recorded a total of 5 very nice fish to his boat with several more being tempted by the pattern and one of “at least 5 lbs” which broke Brian’s line! On the 29th Permit holders Mr. Barry Turner and Mr. Alan Miles returned a total of 7 fish to their boat whilst rounding off the week on the 30th visiting rod Mr. Paul Cook recorded a boat total of 8 fish, all safely released to swim for another day.

The rod average is  2.01




Clair Pullinger More here..

Stocks Reservoir.

Stocks:20th -24th September.
Sport: The recently flooded margins continue to produce the trout with boat anglers casting towards the shore faring much better than those fishing in deeper open water and bank anglers casting along the edge as opposed to out in front doing likewise. Dark colored patterns are still working best with black, black and green and drab olive far out scoring the more garish orange and pink. On Saturday we held the annual Stocks and shares competition in which both anglers and the fishery contributed to the prize pot which totalled £180. With the 13 anglers landing 37 trout each trout caught was worth £5 so each fish was worth catching. The best bag of 3 fish weighing 6lb 8oz went to Peter Crowe who won a greys fly line of his choice. The prize for the biggest trout went to Derek Moore with a rainbow weighing 2lb 10 oz with Derek choosing a trendy greys t shirt as his prize. Landing 6 trout and a £30 share of the prize was Neil Heath who found his fish around the saddle and the willows on the east bank and also landing 6 fish for a £30 share was Bob Fitzpatrick who caught his fish on a team of cormorants along the northern shallows and willow peninsular. Saw a big trout in the margins next to the jetty this morning making quite a commotion, this fish was on the feed with my guess being the trout was grubbing around the bottom turning over stones hunting out bullheads and stone loach which i have seen before. It is that time of year so a fry pattern would be worth a try. Syotw Paul.

This week on Clywedog

Report to 27th Sept.

Weekly Stock: 1000 
Total Seasons Stock: 31000

 Llyn Clywedog report 27th Sept Weekly stock 1000 Season to date 31,000 A nice settled week with some great autumn fishing This time of year always seems to bring the best out of Clywedog with a culmination of the years stocking and the Autumn buzzer hatch bringing the fish right up on the feed especially during the morning when good numbers of fish sipping these buzzer from the surface all along the popular side and across the Eblid basin. Clywedog is showing some stunning sport at the moment with dries taking some good bags of fish daddies and Cdc patterns top of the menu for the surface feeders Washing line and pulling tactics are also working well in the brighter conditions. The Bank Anglers have also seen plenty of fish close in as the water cools with popular side being the most productive but a patient approach is needed with either daddies or nymphs drifted round in the wind. Boat Areas popular side, Eblid basin to Dinas point and yacht club Bank areas Popular side, rainbow corner, Eblid and Bwlch y gle With no competitions for s couple of weeks we have availability on the next 2 weekends Bookings 01686412890 Tightlines for the week ahead 

 

Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly Rod Average; 4.3

Weekly report ending 30th September 2018
Tel: 01536 770264         Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667
Please contact the fishery on the above telephone numbers or via the works email lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk and not via the staff’s personnel mobiles.
Thank you for your cooperation
 Weekly Stats:
 Number Rods: 361   Number Trout Taken: 429     Number Trout Released: 1159 Total Catch: 1588
 Rod Average: 4.3
 A very busy week & a great weeks fishing at the Eyebrook with the majority of the trout caught in the upper 2ft with floating lines, midge tips & intermediates being the only lines you require.
 Monday we had a number of anglers out practicing for the Police Pairs competition organised by Steve Owen, on match day fishing to a 4 fish kill limit they averaged 3.9 the eventual winning pair were Rodger Symonds & Chris Howkins with Graham Homer & Roy Taylor second.
 Wednesday was another busy day with a rod average 5.5 with anglers catching on small daddies, diawl bach, cdc. Mr Firth & A Whale down on our fishing packages caught 28 on cdc. We started to see the autumnal change with the first few fish consistently hitting the fry around the valve tower and small buoys.


Morehere.

Draycote Water

week ending 15th April Rod Average: 3.22


Draycote Water weekly report week ending 30th September 2018
Telephone Number 01788 812018


Draycote has experienced a sunny week with very little cloud, with it only making an appearance on Sunday. This week has really felt like the start of autumn with chilly frosty mornings. Despite the cold starts and less than ideal conditions a total of 1356 fish have been caught by 421 anglers giving a rod average of 3.2. Despite of the sun flies fished in the top 3 feet of the water have scored the best with dries featuring heavily on the catch return, with snakes and the more fry imitation patterns starting to score well.
A cool start Monday meant the first real frost on the ground and as a result the water temperature hit 15°C. A bright day teamed with a northerly wind didn’t bode well for the anglers taking to the water. However, the fish still pulled back with anglers catching well to post a rod average of 4.7. The best catches of the day came to dry fly tactics despite the sun. Ed Douglas found the fish willing to come up for a size 12 big red hopper around X buoy landing 16. While Kevin Rees fishing in the same area found Bob’s Bits to be his top pattern landing 14. M Frances & A Moore uses a mix of wets and dries in Toft to land 13 fish between them with Zulu and hoppers being their best patterns. On the bank D Brooks landed 6 fish on the cornfield on Diawl bachs. Season ticket holder Michael Ravenscroft fishing for just a few hours landed 5 on buzzers again off the Cornfield.


More Here.

 

Foremark

Weekly rod average is 1.8

 Foremark weekly report week ending 30th September 2018


Telephone Number: 01283 703202


On the 26th September the Fishery was stocked with a further 500 fish some of which were more than 2.5 pounds. The bank angling continues to improve. On two days there has been a heavy frost, and especially on one day the pontoon was delayed in opening due to the frost and ice both in the boats and on the pontoon and walkway leading to the pontoon.  
 
 The water temperature is gradually falling and is now holding at 14 degrees centigrade. The water level is at last started to rise and Severn Trent water has 3 pumps active at Eggington, where the water is extracted from the Dove and pumped into Foremark. This is confirmed by the cascade since the amount of water gushing into Foremark is significant. The low water has provided some new areas of beach still which affords the bank angler an increased scope of fishing opportunity.
 The wind direction this week has been variable and although not strong has produced some difficult fishing conditions with some gusts and swirling scenarios.
 
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Thornton

Rod Average 1.2

Week ending  30th  September
Tel 01530 230807

A mixed weeks fishing with some rods catching well while other struggled with any evening rise more of a miss than a hit. With the reservoir down 7ft any amount of wind does churn up the fine silt & therefore the water on some days can have a brown tinge to it.
Saturday proved to be the best day with Brian Sibley boating 9 while Mark Hunt caught 7. The Markfield arm is the best area to try with an intermediate line with an orange blob, fab or booby being the most successful method. We are seeing a few of the larger claret buzzers hatching with claret hopper or cdc working during these hatches
A further stocking is due into Thornton on Tuesday 3rd October
The water level is down 7ft as STW have engineering works to be done to the overflow and spillway. STW confirm the work is due to start mid October
Opening Times
Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 6.45pm
Morning Boat: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Afternoon Boat: 1.30pm – 6.45pm
Last 4hr hour 2.45pm – 6.45pm
All anglers offsite by 7.00pm
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