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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!"

Trout Masters

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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:

Steve Tremper

The photo of me was taken after a great morning of fishing on Big Creek, southern Wyoming. I am a retired rancher and professional cowboy having worked in the high deserts of New Mexico, Colorado and northern Nevada. I've been fly fishing since boyhood having been taught by my grand father.

Here in the western U.S. the Caddis hatch typically starts in early May and the Mother's Day hatch is particularly important in Colorado.

Attached are photos of four flies that work well in the Rocky Mountain West during the month of May.

Click image for closer look.

Steve Temper and Dog

Scruffy Caddis on Firehole 316 #14

Fly2

Streaking Caddis on Firehole 419

Fly8

Fluttering Caddis on Firehole419 #12

Fly11

traditional Bivisible on Firehole419 #12

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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

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 2017

Sunday October 15th 10am - 4.30pm

click Here.
Wendy Gibson + Team


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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?

 

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TEL: 01260270012

Rod Average: 3.3 week ending: 18/05/2018

"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

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

 

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

John Schell

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 4.33 week ending 22th April.  

Summary Report

Mini-heatwave produces incredible sport …

A continued rise in temperatures during the week saw an increase in insect activity and fish movements. Those fish that had been lurking in the depths for some time began to move upwards into the warmer layers of water spurred on by the plethora of buzzers hatching out and the rich feeding that awaited them at last.

Anglers who used an attractor on the point and buzzers or nymph patterns on droppers saw the most significant sport with many double-figured returns being recorded, particularly from midweek onwards. Orange or green have still featured as key attractor colours whilst black or red buzzer patterns have tempted many of the larger trout this week. The effects of a few days’ warm weather have been quite amazing and very welcome!

Excellent returns this week include on the 16th for visiting rod Mr. Geoff Tomkinson with a total return of 20 fish from the South Lake banks all caught on olive or black & green tadpoles.


Clair Pullinger More here..

Stocks Reservoir.

DATE: Friday 27th April
REPORT AUTHOR Pete
NOTABLE CATCHES: 13 trout for Robert Clelland, 11 trout for John Sykes
NOTABLE BAG: n/a
BEST RNB: Several around the 3lb mark
BEST BROWN:
BANK ROD AV: 2.00 fish per angler
BOAT ROD AV: 8.50 fish per angler
Sport: I really wish the weatherman would get it right. The forecast heavy rain never materialised which i think has put a lot of people off today those that did venture out caught well. Regular Friday angler Anton had 3 fish in a short session with a red holographic diawl bach being his top pattern and Hartleys being his best area. The fishing from the boats was much better. Stocks in house guide Paul Bebb was out on the water with Andy Smith they had 10 fish to the boat from all over the reservoir with plenty more chances. Paul and Andy were fishing a washing line with the ever successful Cat Booby taking the majority of the fish. Season ticket holder John Sykes had 11 fish all on buzzers with the Northern Shallows being his top area. The top rod was travelling Scotsman Robert Clelland who landed 13 trout from Willow Island mainly on a Bunny Leach fished on an intermediate line but also had a few on the cat booby cast at rising fish. See you out there Pete

This week on Clywedog

Report to 26th April

Weekly Stock: 1000 
Total Seasons Stock: 10000

Llyn Clywedog Report 26th April 18 Weekly stock 1000 Season to date 10,000 Last weekend we hosted the Clywedog open the overcast conditions and light winds brought good numbers of fish up to feed on hatching buzzer a rod average of 9.9 for the day and fishing has this week has remained in top form. Boats have reported over 40fish to the boat with fish up to 4lb being taken on pulling tactics The Banks have continued in fine form again and a couple of tigers have once again showed. Top boat areas this week have been Llwyd,Bigga arm, Eblid to Dinas point Top bank areas Bigga, Gronwen popular side and Eblid We only have a limited number of boats available for Saturday and Sunday please book before you travel. Bookings 01686412890 Tight lines from the Team

 

Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly Rod Average; 8.5


Eyebrook Reservoir Weekly report ending 22nd April 2018

Tel: 01536 770264        Fishery Mobile: 07738 490667                      

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 265   Number Trout Taken: 358 Number Trout Released: 1913 Total Catch: 2271

Weekly Rod Average; 8.5



The excellent sport continues at Eyebrook. A very busy week with 265 anglers catching 2271 fish giving a weekly rod average of 8.5. Bookings are busy for the forthcoming week, we advise booking boats early to avoid disappointment!

Marvellous buzzers hatches have continued all week. Most anglers fishing size 10 or 12 black buzzers fished washing line on cloud covered days and straight lined or under a bung during bright days. The very warm and bright days from mid-week did put the fish down but only a few feet, a floating line is all you will require at the moment. A few anglers have caught fish on the dries particularly first and last thing emerger patterns such as a Yellow Owl CDC or Big reds starting to catch. With a more overcast week forecast we expect to see more fish feeding on the surface. Water clarity continuous to improve as is now back to its usual clarity.

Morehere.

Draycote Water

week ending 15th April Rod Average: 3.98

Draycote Water Fishing report w/e Sunday 22nd April 2018

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

Yet again, a week of weather extremes reflecting the need for a period of settled seasonal spring warmth. The start of the week saw anglers contending with cold, showery conditions combined with very strong south westerly winds. However, by mid-week these had given way to a mini heatwave with clear skies, bright sunshine and soaring temperatures, culminating in the hottest recorded April day in seventy years! A night of thunder & lightning with torrential rain on Saturday heralded the return of a much colder airflow with significant drops in temperature. At times sport was therefore best described as “challenging”, with some accomplished rods not being able to induce a single take. However, as ever, the highlights of the week were superb with the buzzer hatch in full swing & fish gorging themselves on the pupae. The period saw 388 anglers visit the venue netting 1545 trout representing a weekly rod average of 3.98

More Here.

 Dates for your diary

 We will also be taking bookings for our popular RIO SAGE day hosted at Draycote on May 6th with Simon Gawesworth of Rio & Jim Fearn of SAGE on hand to take you through the full range of Trout, Salmon & Saltwater rods & lines pre- booking essential details on www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk RIO & SAGE DAY PAGE.

 

Foremark

Weekly rod average is 4.1

 Foremark weekly report week ending 22nd April 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

This week has proven to be a roller coaster ride of weather conditions which has been reflected by the water temperature. The water temperature at the beginning of the week was 9 degrees centigrade fell to 8 degrees and then at the end of the week was 12 degrees centigrade.   The warm bright days did not seriously impact the fishing since the average fish per day per rod was in the region of 5 all week. The warmer days produced some good buzzer hatches, but significant evening rises were not evident.

A further 640 fish were stocked on Wednesday and from the reports the lodge pontoon demonstrated good fish returns which indicates that some of the newly stocked fish have not sought refuge in Flamingo bay. The boat returns are on the upturn whilst the bank fishing continues to yield good results. By using a fish finder, the fish have now found their way to Bramble Bay and down towards the wires. There are good indications of fish in front of the gorse bushes and up to the Cascade. However please check the condition of the water being pumped viz whether it is clean or dirty water. To be a potential hotspot the Cascade needs to be pumping clean water. The fish finder generally indicated that the fish were in the deeper water near the bank but at 2/3 meters down. On Wednesday a cuckoo was heard for the first time this year.


Full Report Here

Thornton

Rod Average 4.3

Thornton Weekly Report    Week ending 22nd April
Tel 01530 230807
At last we have enjoyed a week of good weather, water clarity continues to improve and were seeing some of the best buzzer hatches for years with a rod average 4.3 for the week, I hope we can safely say, we have turned the corner!
Monday Pete Hunt continued his good start to the season fishing cats whiskers and buzzer opposite the lodge from a boat to record 7 trout, Norman Perkins fished the bank and caught 10 on buzzer, Clive Holt and Colin Chambers came to fish the evening rise and recorded 8 fish to the boat.
Wednesday John Kirk fished opposite the lodge from the bank with buzzers off a washing line and caught 10, Peter Wurm fished the evening rise and caught 5 again opposite the lodge
Call the lodge for latest update.

More Here.

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 £18.00
4 Fish Kill + Catch & Release £24.00
Fish Kill + Catch & Release £28.00

Please note:- the change to our upper kill permit, for 2018 this is reduced to a 6 FISH KILL to enable us to keep the upper day permit below £30.00                  

Our Popular Last 4 hour Permit, fish the evening rise

1 Fish Kill + Catch & Release £10.00