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Westlow Mere

Weather Here. Diary of Events. Here.

Catch Returns Here. Fishing Report Here.

Fishing Matches Here River/Sea levels Here.

"A bad day's fishing is better than a good day at work."


Local Weather Station

4.5 miles away Here.

Please use the local weather forecast and the comprehensive display. Moreover if you  click the links in red at the bottom of the screen it gives you loads of additional useful information.


Outlook for Saturday to Monday

Through this weekend, high pressure will remain anchored to the north-east of the UK, maintaining dry and settled conditions, although it will be rather chilly. Monday will be rather breezy and a touch less cold, although it will remain dry with some sunshine.



Catch and Release trout best practice Here

So long as we all fish within the regulations, whether we are catch-and-release anglers or catch-and-keep anglers, that's just fine. But I hope more of us start thinking more in terms of quality than quantity. Maybe catching 10 trout on dry flies is better than pounding 50 fish in a day by running a synthetic worm and egg with a nymph rig beneath a strike indicator.




Westlow Mere New for 2019;

9 match series fishing matches.
next match Final Sunday Dec 22nd.

1.            Points won for each match.
2.            £3 pool money.
3.            League table.
4.            Final match lots of prize money.

Trophy and prize for overall competition winner.

Restrictive rules are kept to a minimum and the competition allows all flies permitted by the fishery.

AT-TEFF Bank National Team England Qualifier Westlow Mere.

February 2nd 2020.

Click poster for more Information.

Bank Qualifier

Cancer Reserch


Northwest Fly Fishers

Scierra Pairs

Click bellow for larger view.

Sceirra Pairs


Andy fish

Full Report Here.


Get them while they are young.

Eleven browns 3 rainbows in a 14 fish haul for George at westlow





Last Months Fly.

Black Buzzer

Black Buzzer.

FISH: an animal that grows the fastest between the time it’s caught and the time the fisherman
describes it to his friends.


I have visited this web site on a couple of occasions and I am always impressed with the depth of knowledge and information .The information is always good and up to date with a bit of humour thrown in, keep up the good work.

Clive Bullock.

This site is one of the best on the internet for good advice and a great fishery, keep up the good work.

Jeff Write.





Congleton & District Fly Fishers Ltd

Westlow Mere

"There’s always a hot new fly. Precious few of these patterns are genuine breakthroughs destined to last for a hundred years, but more often they’re idle comments on existing traditions, explorations of half-baked theories, attempts to use new and interesting materials, to impress other tiers, or excuses to rename old patterns. The results are often pointless fads like the craze in some pretentious restaurants of plopping fried quail eggs on everything or calling sandwiches “paninis.”"
~John Gierach

Westlow Mere's League Table Here

Catch Returns: Week ending: 06/12/2019

Number; Fish Caught


Number; Fishermen


Rod Average


Best Fish


Caught By


Fly Used


Most in Session


Best Dry Fly


Best Wet Fly/Nymph


Best Lure


BBC Weather.



Sunny spells for a time in the afternoon but it will become rather cloudy later. Windy with fresh south-westerly winds.

Showery rain is expected this evening and it could be heavy for a time. This rain will move away but a few further showers will be possible. Remaining windy.


There will be spells of sunshine tomorrow but a few showers may drift north and east at times. Another windy day with a fresh south-westerly wind.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday

Monday will be mostly cloudy but dry throughout the day. Tuesday will see cloud clear away leaving it fine and dry with clear spells overnight. Wednesday will be fine and dry with sunny spells, but cloud and rain slowly edge in from the west later in the day, mostly light in nature and winds may freshen.

If you want to be kept up to date please go Here.

Click on Event/Day for more info.



Fishing Report Month:


Trouts Vision


Click on Trouts cone of vision for more detail.

Methods used

Corixas, buzzers, diawl bachs, crunchers & cats whiskers. Fishing best in shallows to intermediate lines, bright orange when the conditions are clear & bright is paying of fished deep.

Trout Food

"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