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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.


"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:

November Fly of the Month in today's Yorkshire Post. This is Roger Becks variant on the IOTBO.


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:

Doug Clow

Doug Clow

Doug Aging bmx'er that has a serious fishing and tying problem. Amateur bigfoot wrestler and family man. More Here.

Click Photo's for more detailed view.






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

The question I am being asked this time of year is, what fly to use in the winter!!

Essential Fy TeamThis is one of the better videos, from Essential Fly, click the Photo to go to the video.

Essential Fly web site. Here. More fly tying Videos on the fly Tying page.

Scierra Pairs

It's confirmed that the Scierra Pairs 2018 Grand Final will be held at Grafham Water on SUNDAY 26th AUGUST.

60 boats will compete in the UK’s BIGGEST fly fishing competition which also carries the BIGGEST cash pot where the winners will walk away with £1,500.

All heats and dates will follow, make room in your diary now so there are no excuses not to enter.


Westlow Mere.

New stocking policy watch this space.

Over the last 2 to 4 weeks just over 700 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.

Lynda Ector had 26 fish from the boat Saturday 2/12/17 all good sized Trout

Large Blue from Westlow Mere 12/12/2017 Ashley Jones

Large Blue

Chris Ector on form October 2018.

Video's of Stocking at Westlow:

Stocking 14/12/2017


Stocking 2

Stocking 2

Stocking 3

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.


A potential European record Rainbow Trout from Denmark's Vesthimmerlands lake - 17 Kg of Europe's finest Rainbow

Like our page & read more here :

MOnster Trout



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 2.21      


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.

The reservoir will close to visitors and syndicate anglers on Friday 17th November and to Season Permit Holders on Friday 24th November. We would like to thank everyone for visiting us this year, whether on four hour or day permits, as Syndicate members, as Pro Rata permit holders or as Season Permit holders. 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

Season to date 31000

Today saw the annual Blue Light Fur & Feather comp held at Llyn Clywedog. 13 anglers took to the water in boats and another 9 fished off the bank.
 Conditions were almost tropical to begin with but gradually turned a bit chilly. Not helped by some heavy downpour.
 Overall winner was local fish magnet, Ken Llewelyn who had his 6 fish for a total weight of 10lb 1oz and was back in the lodge by two. As usual, no one knows what method he used but we know he was in Rainbow Corner.
 Second place and also top junior was Morgan Jones with 3 fish for 5lb 6oz. He had one on the boat but came in around one looking like Mr. Frosty bless him. After thawing out he went back out off the car park between the lodge and the road to winkle another 2 fish out on a humongous pattern.
 In 3rd place was Derek Duckett with one fish for 5lb caught on a boat off the Gronwen pulling a python..... sorry, snake pattern. He also had heaviest fish of the day unsurprisingly.
 Smallest fish award went to Enid Edwards with a monster of 11 ozs . Top lady for the day was Alice Davies with a bag of 2lb 11ozs.
 A huge thank you to everyone who attended, Mrs. Beryl Dixon for sorting hampers out and to Gaz and Russell for their help with the weigh in and presentation. Also, thanks to Llyn Clywedog Trout Fishery for giving special rates on fishing and boats.
 I will update the final amount from this year's Blue Light Comps in a couple of days.

Eyebrook Reservoir

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

Season Rod Average: 4.54

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.

Draycote is now closed for the 2017 season and we would like to everyone who visited Draycote for making it a fantastic season with a total of 53,542 trout caught giving a season rod average of 4.54. 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 .08

Foremark weekly report week ending 19th November 2017
  Foremark Lodge Tel 01283 703202
Another tough week for Foremark anglers with a diverse set of weather conditions to contend with ranging from frosty starts, to mornings with double digit temperatures. Some days have seen relative calm followed by windy days with excessive gusts. The fish have still not been easy to tempt either although, as always, there are successes to report on. Whilst many anglers have already hung up their rods for a close season break, some of you are still determined to fish to the end & cannot be faulted!
The fishing has remained hard with a total of 35 anglers landing 31 rainbows, representing a disappointing rod average of just 0.88 for the week.
However this Monday our rod averaged jumped to 3+ with fry & shrimp patterns working, it shows the importance of keeping in touch with the lodge for latest reports, photo on Facebook

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.