When the water and air temperature drop, fishing on small waters can become tough, see the previous post why on why the cool weather may effect your fishing. But there are a few little tricks to lure rainbows into taking, when the trout get cold feet… 1. Fish deep More often than not when both the air and water temperature drops, the fish go deeper, … Continue reading 3 Winter trout fishing tips
For the last few months, fishing all over the UK has been on fire, the weather has been kind with the odd flurry of snow and a sprinkling of frost but more importantly the temperature a very manageable 7-12 degrees. The past month however it seems almost all the UK has been experiencing a colder spell – heavy snow that’s not budging from the mountain … Continue reading When the water cools down…
Many of us are looking forward to the final results being uploaded to the Llandegfedd website but until Bob sorts out his technical issues we’ll have to wait that little bit long! However, there’s a short piece regarding the League Match results at the Fishtec Blog. **Edit – Results are now live, find them here: Fishtec League Match Results For me personally the last two … Continue reading Fishtec League Match Results!
For the last two weekends I’ve had the pleasure of fishing at Draycote water, a water which is now classed as one of the best top of the water fisheries in the UK, and boy did it live up to that statement! At the beginning of both days the weather wasn’t really in our favour with bright, warm sunshine and light winds. Fortunately there were … Continue reading Draycote’s on Fire!
As the competition season comes to a close, not before the last big final of the year, the Airflo/Anglian on Rutland water, it’s almost time to hit the fry feeders! A time which many anticipate big fish, strong leaders and often BIG flies. Personally I don’t go above a size 8, I’ve never really been in a situation where I thought a larger fly would … Continue reading Fry time! Tying a Minkie
My most recent article on buzzer fishing can be found in this months Total Fly Fisher Magazine, explaining the most effective angles to fish, what flies to fish and sizes to achieve the best from where you’re fishing – including a diagram of my leader setup! Along with 5 favourite patterns. Inside this months magazine you can find: Buzzers, The Angle of the Dangle – … Continue reading How to fish Buzzers
I’ve never really been a fan of ‘worms’ especially the Apps bloodworm which you mainly see being used on small stillwaters – It’s just a fly I don’t have an interest in fishing, probably the fact I tied over 300 in one week for an order at a show, so even the sight of them puts me off – I don’t think I’ve even caught … Continue reading Worms! Apps Bloodworms…