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    Default Next Years Trip

    Myself and a few friends normally take a trip across the Irish Sea once a year to sample some UK Stillwater trout fishing - we have had some good and not so good fishing over the years but have always enjoyed ourselves.
    I would love to hear what anglers on the Forum would suggest for our next trip across the pond. I know good sport can't be guaranteed - weather conditions etc. - but where would ye send us and when , for good top of the water sport - floating lines with Dries/Nymphs ? Maybe even good Buzzer sport.
    Oh - and a good Pub

    Thanks in advance

    Ian
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    You might like it around Talybont on Usk, pretty countryside plenty of pubs and good fishing . Talybont reservoir can be excellent for brown trout and on the club permit with Merthyr Tydfil AA ( 40 a week) you get fishing on the Taff and Usk as well as Cantref reservoir which has rainbows and wild browns, all within striking distance of the village.

    The best pub in the village is the Star, real ales and decent food.
    Musha rig um du rum da

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    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    You might like it around Talybont on Usk, pretty countryside plenty of pubs and good fishing . Talybont reservoir can be excellent for brown trout and on the club permit with Merthyr Tydfil AA ( 40 a week) you get fishing on the Taff and Usk as well as Cantref reservoir which has rainbows and wild browns, all within striking distance of the village.

    The best pub in the village is the Star, real ales and decent food.
    Sounds good DB - well worth looking into. Have never fished in Wales.
    Best time of year to go ????

    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Last edited by mackiia1; 01-12-2019 at 03:18 PM.
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    May's best, long evenings, good hatches, not many tourists. A bit of a gamble weather wise but you're unlikely to hit drought and over-hot days.
    Musha rig um du rum da

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    Would be Scotland for me, early season on the Deveron and Don looking for trophy trout. West highlands are awesome for wild trout lochs, look at Assynt for more fishing than you could possibly imagine. Menteith is a great rainbow fishery or Heilen or Arkaig etc for wild trophy trout. Scottish borders rivers for grayling too. Thats excluding all of the islands with amazing fishing! Honestly think you could spend a lifetime exploring Scotland and you'd never get bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean freeman View Post
    Would be Scotland for me, early season on the Deveron and Don looking for trophy trout. West highlands are awesome for wild trout lochs, look at Assynt for more fishing than you could possibly imagine. Menteith is a great rainbow fishery or Heilen or Arkaig etc for wild trophy trout. Scottish borders rivers for grayling too. Thats excluding all of the islands with amazing fishing! Honestly think you could spend a lifetime exploring Scotland and you'd never get bored.
    I fished Menteith just this September Sean - stunning place - lots of Comps and practicing going on when I was there so the fish were getting a bit of a hammering. I got fish every day but I don't think I did it justice.
    Enjoyed every minute of it though. I loved Scotland and will defo go back.
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    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...
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    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!
    Andy Wren
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    Malham is a good shout, this was one of my first trout of the year and one of many on a memorable day on the tarn.

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    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..

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