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    Hi Eveyone,

    I hope someone can help me, please?

    My name is Marcus and I reside in Herefordshire, 7 miles from Skenfrith.

    I am generally a coarse angler, esp barbel (part of the reason I moved up here 3 years ago.....my poor wife!). I have done some flyfishing but mainly saltwater, and a couple of times on still waters (didn't enjoy that, like fishing in a fishy concentation camp).

    Anyhow...I managed to pick up a fly rod and reel at the carboot last weekend (Snowbee classic 9ft 5-6wt and a Diawa reel with line for 20. Bargain!), and I am looking for somewhere to go for few hours of an evening after work.

    I would prefer a club as I tend to fish 2-3 evenings a week (WUF is too expensive for the frequency I like to fish). I have looked at the Monmouth club, has anybody had any experience with their waters?

    Also, what flies should I be looking at using?

    Any pointers would be great.

    Sorry for my first post being full of requests

    Thanks for reading,

    Marcus

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    Welcome to the forum Marcus .

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    Welcome to the forum and the Monnow threads Marcus.

    Monmouth and District have some reasonable trout water but it is mainly fished for coarse fish so you win both ways. Better trout water can be found higher up the river. There's a day ticket stretch at Skenfrith for, I think 10 a day from Mr Price. I'll look up his number.

    There is one place left on the Monnow Social weekend, see details on the Monnow these threads, and I would highly recommend this as it will give you a great introduction to the Monnow and all the info you need plus a lot more.

    Flies: Dry: parachute Adams and Greenwells #14, 16 and 18 and Para Adams #12 for the Mayfly. Nymphs; #14, 16 and 18, pheasant tail and hares ears in various weights and with or without bead heads. Those are a very basic selection and a decent starter for 10.

    Go back through these pages or search away, there should be lots of help you.

    Let us know how you get on.

    Rob



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    "The sun was so delightfully warm, and the stone, which had been sitting in it for a long time, was so warm, too, that Pooh had almost decided to go on being Pooh in the middle of the stream for the rest of the morning."

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

    Rob thanks for the info, much appreciated. The number for the Skenfrith beat would be marvellous if you have it please?

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to make the social for the weekend, but may be able to nip down for a quick pint and a natter if that is ok?

    Also, you don't need me buggering up the fishing falling in and getting caught up in the trees....

    Marcus
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    Welcome to the forum.

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    Hi Marcus,
    Have a look at the small stream season ticket on the WUF website - miles of quality & pristine stream/river to keep you occupied for many a month, some real gems of beats and some superb 'relative' lumps to be had. Might not need the set up you have but it is possible to pick up a suitable (more than adequate / very usable) rod, reel & line for sub 75 second hand if you know what to look out for, don't be afraid to ask.

    Fantastic part of the world, possibly my favourite, enjoy your fly fishing on the waters

    J

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    Marcus, Please do drop in on the campsite next Saturday evening and meet some of the guys, who know a little of the Monnow. We will be very pleased to meet you. We'll be next to the river in Longtown, you can hardly miss us! Generally we re-gather after fishing at about 7.00pm.

    Good tip re the WUF Passport from TFC.
    "The sun was so delightfully warm, and the stone, which had been sitting in it for a long time, was so warm, too, that Pooh had almost decided to go on being Pooh in the middle of the stream for the rest of the morning."

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    Thanks guys. I'll comfirm later this week.

    Does anybody have the number for Mr. Price in Skenfrith.

    I did a search in the main thread but the number (01600 750219) doesn't seem to be working.

    Many thanks

    Marcus

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    Welcome to the Forum.
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