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Old 10-08-2017, 07:00 PM
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Just to introduce myself to your forum, I am Brian Shepherd and am hoping to get into a little bit of fly fishing which I have no experience of currently.
I have coarse and sea fished over the years but would like to try fly fishing and have acquired a small amount of tackle that looks as though it will do the job but I live in South Yorkshire on the North Notts border and can't see many suitable venues nearby.
I can see the fishery at Cleatham and something at Market Raisen and today have looked at the river at Sprotborough but am told that there are not many trout around there.
Any help or suggestions would be really appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:15 PM
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Welcome to the forum & fly fishing Brian. Sorry I can't help with the fisheries question but I'm sure someone with a bit of local knowledge on here, will be along soon.
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Welcome Brian, you'll find lots of help and information here
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Welcome to the Forum Brian.
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Brian, it may well be worth your while to post your queries in the General fly fishing section at the top of this page, more people/members respond up there. Just a thought.
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Old 15-08-2017, 12:34 PM
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welcome Brian. I fished Toft Newton reservoir at Mkt Rasen a few times many years ago. It's a concrete bowl, not too pretty but fine if you are looking to wet a line and put a bend in the rod.
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Old 15-08-2017, 12:45 PM
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Hello Brian and welcome.
I know both Cleatham and Toft Newton fairly well, Cleatham is a fine little water with some cracking fish, responds well to nymph and dry fly, if there aren't too many anglers, a grey duster just over the edge of the marginal weed will pick up lots of fish, keep a low profile and they come really close, I often sit down to cast.
Toft can be awkward to fathom for a newcomer but both lures and buzzers take lots of fish, cast across the wind and allow buzzers to swing round only retrieving to keep in contact with the flies, slow.
Evening can bring some big fish close in and muddler/fry patterns will catch, so don't leave too early. Dry fly also works in the right conditions.
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South Yorkshire/North Notts border . Ideal for Derby County Angling Club. Be crafty and join after end September and you don't have to pay the initial membership fee just the annual licence (270) I think. 2 great waters in Retford that will keep you occupied all season. You can fish Carsington, Ladybower, Foremark and Toft as a guest. Plenty of other waters to go at in the clubs books. Pm the Blue Licer on this forum. Keep this under your hat though. We don't want our ponds getting too busy. Plus if you still drown maggots you can do that on the coarse bits
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