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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 Saturday 25th May.

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.


Cancer Reserch


Northwest Fly Fishers

Sun 23 June

Scierra Pairs

The next huge sponsor for the 2019 Scierra Pairs is Costa del Mar giving a pair of Glasses, Hat & T-shirt away at EVERY HEAT in some lucky anglers goody bag, This will mean 1 lucky angler will pick up a goody bag worth over £175 at EVERY HEAT.This will only apply to the FULL entry price anglers and products may vary from the pics.

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The 2019 Scierra Pairs heats and dates sorted apart from Straid Fishery plus 1 more in Ireland with Denis Goulding going to hopefully organise one.

This year the entry has stayed the same along with the FINAL Cash pot but with more sponsors on bard the GOODY BAGS have got even better, Watch this space as i will be letting you know who ALL the 2019 sponsors are.

Entries are NOW OPEN and the website updated so please keep the entries coming in, some heats are filling up fast with limited boats so please be quick.


Hope everyone has a great 2019 and look forward to seeing you soon on the water.

Patshull Park Fishery, Grafham Water Fishing Lodge, Stenhousetroutfishery, Eyebrook Trout Fishery, Chew Valley Lake, Knockaderry, Limerick, Ireland, Raith Lake - Boat Only Fly Fishery, Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery, Sweethope Adventure, Morton fishings, Harelaw Fishery, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Farmoor Reservoir Fishery, Carron Valley Fishery, Llyn Clywedog Trout Fishery, Sulby, Isle of Man, Glencorse Rsv, Llyn Brenig, The Black Loch Fishery, Rutland Water, Beecraigs Trout Fishery, Llyn Trawsfynydd, Wimbleball Lake, Lake of Menteith Fisheries, Draycote Water, Grafham Water, Flyfishstore

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Scierra List


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: /08/2019

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.


Into this afternoon, drier and brighter conditions will feed in from the northwest, and any rain will clear. Breezy.

Dry, clear and cold tonight with a chance that a few patches of freezing fog may form in places. Winds falling light.


A bright and chilly start, but rain will edge in from the west through the morning leading to a cold and wet afternoon, The rain may turn sleety at times, with some patchy snow falling on high ground

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday

On Sunday, conditions will become drier and brighter with periods of sunshine. A weather front will bring rain in from the west overnight into Monday. Increasingly windy with a mix of dry spells and blustery showers through Monday and Tuesday.

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