Even during this hot weather the fishing continues to be excellent. The water is still crystal clear. The hot sun is not ideal for fly fishing but for those anglers persevering with small flies, the rewards have been good.. The best flies have been the usual goldhead damsels,along with orange lead-heads fished on the drop and cats whiskers retrieved quickly. Lots of fish have come out on buzzers and dries, but it`s mainly been goldhead nymphs that are working best.
The annual September Singles competition was held last week. Twenty five fishermen attended this year to battle it out for the trophy. Paddy Hill was the winner this year, with 3 fish weighing in at 17lb. Kev Hunt was second with Keith Potter in third.
10th October 2018
Free all-day casting clinic and fly tying demonstration.
Our very own Orvis endorsed coach, Brian Smart will be at the fishery all day (9-5) offering free casting tuition and advice to any members and guests*, along with Fly Dresser`s guild member Tony Harrison who will be demonstrating some fly tying.
Free tea and coffee available
Pre-booking advisable – limited spaces – but members should feel free to just drop in.
Members can use their membership ticket
*guests wishing to fish must purchase a ticket, subject to availability.