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  1. #1
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    Default First time fishing the monnow

    A new river for me so excited to have successfully bid for a day on the Ling water, I'm sure Chris who donated it will be a wealth of information but as I need to sort out work diaries before I arrange a date ( and I'm always an impatient barsteward) and it's always good to be well prepared..... I'm sure a few of the regular Monnow fishers will know the Ling beat or middle river...
    So
    any info appreciated
    would you go pre or post mayfly?
    How big is the river in this stretch?

    As my dad is up in Leominster area I'll probably look at two days fiahing, any other suggestions for that general neck of the woods... Usk/Wye beats etc

    Cheers for any info...

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    Default Re: First time fishing the monnow

    Quote Originally Posted by boisker View Post
    A new river for me so excited to have successfully bid for a day on the Ling water, I'm sure Chris who donated it will be a wealth of information but as I need to sort out work diaries before I arrange a date ( and I'm always an impatient barsteward) and it's always good to be well prepared..... I'm sure a few of the regular Monnow fishers will know the Ling beat or middle river...
    So
    any info appreciated
    would you go pre or post mayfly?
    How big is the river in this stretch?

    As my dad is up in Leominster area I'll probably look at two days fiahing, any other suggestions for that general neck of the woods... Usk/Wye beats etc

    Cheers for any info...
    Personally I would go pre Mayfly. Ideally look for a level of approx. 0.6 mtr on the Grosmont Gauge. Para Adams, Greenwells and Jingler in sizes 14 and 16 for hatches of LDO, Olive Upright and LBD, also CDC & Elk in sizes 12 and 14 for Sedges.

    Never fished Lings but something in the region of 8' 6" #4 should be ok.

    Enjoy!

    SF
    .....are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

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    Default Re: First time fishing the monnow

    Cheers mate... I was probably leaning to pre-mayfly as river levels have been a problem the last few years by mid summer and a new river early season always seems nice... Also has the benefit of dusk not being at 10-10.30 and then 2.5 hr journey home...
    I've got 8' and 9' both in 4w so can see which suits best....
    Hopefully we'll get some settled early season weather through April and a nice warm spring... Cue rolling storms and torrential rain!

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    Default Re: First time fishing the monnow

    Given the right conditions we can have mayfly in first half of May.
    Just saying!!!

    However the sedge fishing at twilight in July can produce a monster.

    Your choice. #spoilt
    Trout fishermen revere the trout; trout, on the other hand, unaware of their sublime standing in man's world, revere nothing, including man, a creature they seem to view with special contempt. Nihilism is a rare trait in fish but trout are full of it. The old men liked that.

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    Default Re: First time fishing the monnow

    I'll probably end up flipping a coin
    I can always bid again next year and come back at a different point in the season

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