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Congleton & District Fly Fishers Ltd

Westlow Mere

Check the Forum Here.

Catch Returns Here.Fishing Report Here.

Fishing Matches Here

Weekly Rod Average. 2.4

Frank Sawyer

Frank Sawyer Tying a Pheasant Tail Nymph 

Fly tyer of the Month.

Peder Wigdell

Peder Wigdell


Click images for larger view of flies.



Sista dagen på Sportfiskemässans flugbindargata. Organiserat kaos som vanligt 😉

Last day at Flytyers Row on Swedish Sportfishing fair. Organised chaos as usual

Peder ties some fantastic flies Here.

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 click Here.
Wendy Gibson + Team

British Fly Fair International 2017

Buy your tickets online, save money and beat the queues! Buying online save £1 per ticket (one day) and £2 per ticket (two day) and lets you straight in.

Tickets can also be purchased by phoning 01782 388 382

Held in association with Fly Fishing and Fly Tying, Review click Here.

Staffordshire County Showground

ST18 0BD
11th and 12th February
9.30am – 4.30pm

The dates for next years BFFI
are February 10th and 11th 2018

The UK’s Premier Fly Fishing Show



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 common mistake that bullies make is assuming that because someone is nice that he or she is weak. Those traits have nothing to do with each other. In fact, it takes considerable strength and character to be a good person.” – Mary Elizabeth Williams


Tel: (01260) 270012
For the Sat Nav
CW12 2JJ

Contact Westlowmere web site here



Q: Why did the fly fisherman go to area 51?
A: He needed some extra terrestrials.

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

Free Web Counter


Eyebrook Reservoir

Fishery Management(UK) has today added Eyebrook to the three fisheries it currently manages, Draycote water, Foremark and Thornton

The new Eyebrook season will open on the 23rd March with all current booking honoured

We will operate the same pricing structure as we do on our other fisheries including our popular loyalty card

The telephone number for Eyebrook remains the same 01536772930 with staff onsite from tomorrow (Thursday) to deal with any enquiries

Our new website Fly Fish Eyebrook - Leicestershire Trout Fishery | Unrivalled trout fly fishing in Leicestershire should go live today, please visit for fishery rules, prices etc

We are experiencing some teething issues with the broadband until its resolved we can only accept cheques or cash as payment
David, Jobe & Simon are returning for the 2017 season with Lee Henfrey who also works at Draycote helping at the lodge.
5,500 trout stocked for opening day with 25,000 trout on order for the season averaging 2lb
Opening times
Main Gate 7.15am
Lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 6.00pm
Morning Boat 8.30am- 1.30pm  Afternoon Boats 1.30pm -6.00pm
Last 4 Hour Permit 2.00pm – 6.00pm (permits on sale from 1.45pm)
All anglers off site by 6.30pm Main Gate Locked 6.30pm



Blithfield to the 19th. full report here

The rod average is 2.46

Here's the full report in summary :


Over 10 thousand hits in just 5 weeks since the new web site was up and running;

Jim Kenny


Foremark opens 1st March
Tel 01283 703202


Weekly Stats:
Number Rods:   237   Number Trout Taken:  411   Number Trout Released:  1411
Total Catch:   1,822       Weekly Rod Average: 7.6

Pre-season stocking of 4500 rainbows, sure to give our anglers a great opening.

Day Permit Loyalty Card.

Pick up a Loyalty Card at Thornton, Draycote or Foremark 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

DRAYCOTE Opens 2nd March
Contact the lodge 01788 812018

Weekly Stats:
Number Rods: 320           Number Trout Taken:707  Number Trout Released:2827
Total Catch:   3534              Weekly Rod Average:11.0

Pre-season stocking of 6500 trout.


IanDraycote opening day, bank and boats catching well with anglers loosing count on the bank. Pictured is Ian Richardson netting a lively rainbow in Duns, along side Lee Pattern and Peter Elliot. With Peter holding a cracking overwinter fish taken on a cormorant.


Thornton weekly report week ending 12th February 2017
 Tel: 01530 230807
70 acre
A good weeks fishing, if a little cold at times, with bank & boat anglers catching with the shelter from the cold easterlies given by the bank opposite the lodge fishing best.
Overall average for the week was 4

Westlow Mere

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.

A  beautiful and serene environment for the angler who wants peaceful quiet and productive fishing.
The day ticket offers great value for money, the locals are very friendly and its surrounded by wooded banks, you would think you were in a small Scottish loch not a half mile from the busy market town of Congleton.

Total Flyfisher.

Fishing Report Here.

Weather Here.

New to Fly Fishing

Free Tuition & Loan of Equipment

Free casting lessons from our knowladgeable fly fishermen to get you started.

Free fishing untill you catch your first fish.

We even provide free fly tying lessons and loan of equipment.

Local Weather Station 4.5 miles away Here.

Jim Kenny

Fisherman's Prayer
- Unknown?
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.