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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 League Match: 2020

9 match series fishing matches.
Final Sunday .

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

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: 5.14 Week ending: 13/03/2020

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.

Today 25/5/20

As high pressure to the south of the UK will affect the weather for most of today, it will be dry with lengthy spells of sunshine. Feeling warm with light winds.


Dry with bright spells at first, but a band of cloud is expected to push in from the north-west, with one or two spots of rain possible. It will be a mild night with mostly cloudy skies.


Tomorrow, it will remain largely dry but with large areas of cloud. Some sunny breaks are expected to develop as the day progresses. Another warm day.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday

High pressure, which is centred over the UK, will affect the weather over the next few days. Wednesday will be a fine and dry day with lengthy spells of sunshine throughout. Similar weather conditions will continue on Thursday, being dry with lots of sunshine but breezier and warmer. Friday will stay dry and sunny, with winds freshening. Very warm.

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

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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