It usually takes a few days to come back down to earth after such results in a competition – Check blog post: Wales Win Gold – On these competitions the fishing is normally very good with large numbers of fish being recorded, the Tay, however was tough, with my best day being just five fish. Two grayling, one very nice fish over 2lb and a … Continue reading Fishing the River Taff in Flood
The 29th of June saw the Rivers international hosted on Scotland’s River Tay. Four teams of five anglers represented England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to competed for the honour of International champions. The Welsh team consisted of six anglers, Dean, Allen, Mark, Bushy – Manager, Terry http://taffdiaries.wordpress.com – Reserve and I Captain. Preparation is everything When fishing such competitions I always find things run more smoothly … Continue reading Wales WIN Gold in Scotland
So I guess it’s back to the usual British weather? Strong winds, high rainfall and not much chance to go fishing.. It’s a shame really because most rivers I hear of are on fire at the moment with great fly hatches and plentyful fish numbers. It’s fair to say the weather the last few weeks has been atrocious, and a couple of my own fishing plans … Continue reading Fishing the Taff
Over the last few years jig hooks have been increasing in popularity mostly due to the success European anglers have been having with jig style patterns, not to mention the great profile they give to most nymphs. I have been using jigs almost exclusively for the last 3 years with the odd exception when I want to use 2mm beads or under. They give you … Continue reading New Tiemco Jig hooks
With the river levels over last weekend seeming to drop, I’ve been keeping a keen eye on the River Wye and its tributaries, but unexpectedly, the Wye rose a foot or more within a few hours last Tuesday and has been like it ever since. But, with this cold snap last night and its forecast to be cold again tonight, the river dropped a few inches and … Continue reading It’s all coming together nicely..
Me and my old man fished the Ewenney over the Christmas break, expectations where high, but so was the river. It was clear, but looked slightly murkier as the water was maybe a foot too high. We walked downstream a few hundred yards stopping and looking in anticipation at likely looking grayling holes. We both tackled up with a French Leader, as the river is single fly … Continue reading Ewenny Grayling
Since I last posted, been bogged down with product description changes, still have a few left to do but I thought I’d just update you of my antics. Many flies have been tied, most of them not for me! But mainly boobies and dries. In access of 300 in two weeks! Fish have been caught, Grayling, Brown Trout and Rainbows. Tried out an underwater camera, … Continue reading Its been a while!