It happens to us all. Sometimes you get shown a fly which you just want to use and tie vast amounts of variations of, some with a red head, some with pearl thoraxes and so on. And then on the other hand, you get some which personally you wouldn’t tie on, let alone fish with. Let’s just get one thing straight – I’ve never been … Continue reading ‘Unbelievable’
Over the last few weeks I’ve been fishing Cwm Hedd fishery a 7 acre lake just outside Newport. The fishing has been fantastic to say the least, and just a hop, skip and jump down the road, ideal to spend the last few hours of the day. As I turned up at the lake I thought I’d died and gone to heaven! Fish rising everywhere, literally anywhere on … Continue reading Cwm Hedd Trout Lake
After my most recent post about catching carp on the fly, things have been a little quite on here as you may have noticed! My fishing however hasn’t and fortunately I’ve been lucky enough to fish plenty over the last few weeks, racking up the miles as well as the fish numbers! Colin Thomas, National sales manager at Airflo and I decided to venture to … Continue reading What’s been happening?
One of the most exciting things I’ve caught on a fly rod has to be a carp. The build up to actually hooking the fish is very intense. Actually getting the fish to feed from the surface on what looks like an empty lake as they sulk on the bottom can be electrifying. Recently Terry and I stumbled across a small lake (which never gets … Continue reading Carp off the surface!
The past weekend saw Chew Valley open it’s doors to boat anglers for the first time in 2014, for the Saturday, I was lucky enough to secure a boat – And Friday afternoon we had the all clear that the boats were heading out after some hairy weather and strong winds. By the time we arrived after meeting the Bristol boys at the Blue Bowl … Continue reading Chew Opening Day!