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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Edmunds View Post
    Consider a 2 or 3 day package at Ifors waters.....ie Draycote and Eyebrook for guaranteed good sport, especially in May and June...

    Or a 3 day package with Anglian Water......again in May or June...

    Lots of good accommodation in the Midlands area that I can help with depending on what you want, and where you are fishing..
    Thanks Rob - we have fished Draycote quite a few times but never that early in the season - usually Autumn.
    I have fished Eyebrook twice - first time we had a brilliant day on Dries , the following year we had one day which was ruined by an Algae bloom - I think it was in July both times.
    May / June - whats that like then - Buzzers ?
    When all else fails , a running kick in the b0ll0x will often work wonders !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACW View Post
    Highlight of this years fishing for me was a day on Malham tarn,home of real wild browns in a range of sizes.
    I intend to get a couple more days there this coming summer!
    Often heard about Malham Tarn - must google it .
    What type of fishing is best there, ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedros View Post
    You can cover much of the best and varied fly fishing the UK within an hour of getting off the ferry in Holyhead. Do the research on Welsh waters in general...
    Must google fishing in Wales - never fished there.
    Actually , going by ferry would make sense , Flying limits what you can bring.
    When all else fails , a running kick in the b0ll0x will often work wonders !!!

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    [QUOTE=mackiia1;2607812]Often heard about Malham Tarn - must google it .
    What type of fishing is best there.
    My one day out with Rob Denson was in an autumn gale so we were pulling wets on inters,but on a calmer day twiddling nymphs and drys would also work .
    reason i am hoping to return is great scenery and truly wild as the wind brown trout and lots of fly life.
    The fly life was stunning seemed to see more in an hour than had seen the rest of the season.
    Andy Wren
    Still fishing but slowly!

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    I'd been led to believe malham tarn was usually quite difficult but the fish are big?

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    "May" on any of the Midlands reservoirs is best for consistent sport, all methods will work depending on what you want to fish but especially buzzers and red holo crunchers on a midge tip...

    Malham Tarn in my experience is OK for a day but a little boring if you are considering 2 or 3 days.....it's quite small and best fished later in the year say June to July - basically because it's on top of a mountain and it's always 9 degrees colder up there so a couple of weeks behind lowland waters..

    Tactics wise it's easy......it's a wild brown trout water so there are no vast shoals of fish (rainbows) all queuing up to take your fly -..that doesn't make it easy or hard but it should give you a realistic expectation, rod average is usually about 1 fish per day !

    - You catch one from an area then must move on to a different area as these fish are territorial.

    - Fish the drop offs for best results

    - 2 Hummungus's on a Fast Glass or DI-3 sweep roly polied back medium fast has always been an unbeatable and consistent method for me....(one day I had 11 with 4 over 4lb best 6lb....) but I generally average about 2 or 3 fish all about 3 - 3.5lb..

    Oh there are no petrol engines....you must take your own electric engine and battery.




    Given the choice of all waters i'd fish the following as I think they are streets ahead of the rest.......

    Draycote ( consistent all year with brilliant fishing on a variety of methods - it has been the best fishery in the UK in my opinion for about 10 years)

    Grafham - Again great fishing, but not as consistent for me as Draycote, but still very very good.

    Clywedog Reservoir ( Wales) again consistent fishing all year, but especially good from May - July




    Oh some photo's of Malham Tarn.....fish are nice but it really doesn't do it for me


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    Last edited by Rob Edmunds; 05-12-2019 at 12:29 PM.

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    I’d sooner catch one stonking wild fish on Malham over a day of consistent catching on a stocked reservoir. The fish are stunning and go well, last time I was there I had two or three on the first drift! Two were very close together (admittedly I was admiring the scenery and lifted into the first as I re cast) I always find drifting onto the eastern shore when the wind suits to be most successful, right to the edge as the trout fly out from amongst the rocks.

    Similarly Draycote never done anything for me, I used to go when I was training in Warwick as it was the closest fishery. I always caught plenty but never found it challenging. Was a lovely spot on a warm summer evening though. However as far as fishing goes I think Scotland is unbeatable, the stamp of wild fish can match Malham in a good few places. You just have to find them.

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    Thanks for the replies Guys

    I must do a bit of research and will probably put up a few more questions soon .

    Ian
    Last edited by mackiia1; 05-12-2019 at 10:47 PM.
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