Sunday, 14 October 2018
Sunday, 30 September 2018
Phil and I headed back to the River this weekend and started on the Berwen beat. The levels had come down, there was clarity in the water and with a few fish rising well it was looking good. A few casts in i had a small Salmon parr to get going.
Monday, 4 June 2018
Had a lovely day on the River wye today watching trout taking lots of mayfly as they hatched and as they floated downstream. You just forget how big these flies are. It was Martins first time but he had 5 great fish that came to a big deer hair contraption. It was just big and bushy and what the fish wanted.
Monday, 21 May 2018
This years Barclays National was on draycote again and the reports were that it wasn't fishing that week. On practice day there was a bright sunshine and a cold wind which kept the fish down. The surface of the water was littered with buzzer shucks so the fish my have had a good feed last night. John Clarke was my boat partner and we had a good day motoring around looking for the best spots. Toft shallows was doing well and it appeared that the better fish were held there. On competition day Paul Ravenscroft and i headed straight there and were surprised that not many boats had followed us. We started well and had 4 fish in the first hour. They were not as big as yesterday so we decided to go searching out in the middle one the shoals for some better fish. There was a little more cloud today but mostly flat calm. The fish however were moving but we struggled to find anything they wanted.
Monday, 2 October 2017
A nice easy drive from Cheshire across to Llangollen this morning got me in a relaxed mood. As we started fishing though it seemed as though it was going to be tough with no fish rising. I managed to tempt this lovely Grayling on a black klink. As is usual it took out of the blue as i was watching 3 canoes come past politely on the far bank. I did think that they might have pushed the fish over to my side and was hoping a few more would come down.
Monday, 5 June 2017
Had a great trip to the River Wye yesterday and a couple of mayfly hatches. They were not massive hatches but enough to keep the fish interested. It was not easy fishing but rewarded with fish like this.