I fished at Bigs wear on Thursday on the River Wye for salmon.
It was great to see so many fish but the water temp was up to 70 degrees and I didn't touch a fish.
Keep up with the rain dances for we need lots and lots of rain otherwise my fear is that these fish will soon be seriously stressed with the heat.
just to let you know I will be at the North Wales Fly Fishing and Game show next weekend in Bala running a casting clinic so if any of you wish to drop in and say hello at this new show you are very welcome.
For further details follow this link Fly Fishing & Country Fair | Latest | News
At last we have had water in the Usk and salmon have been caught not least the one Marco Orsi caught yesterday on the lower Usk 49 inches long and a girth of 23 inches. A truely great cock fish. For a view of the photos and Marcos explanation of how he caught it follow this link GwentAnglingSociety.co.uk/forum • View topic - Big Fish From The Usk
Last day of the salmon season on the Usk and Wye. Both have had a diffcult year with fish catches still dropping.
The Grayling are on the top on the Upper Wye and we shall be having fun there soon enough.
As one chapter ends another begins
If like me you are snowed or iced in and cannot get out here is a link that may help with the early season Grannom hatches on your own river that may help you pass some of the time away. Grannom Pupa Emerger | Trout (River)
For those of you in the area of Newport in S.Wales there will be a hog roast and fly Tying demo on the afternoon of Sunday 6th March 2011 with many notable tiers run by the Gwent Angling Society to raise funds for our annual Junior Academy.
Well what an odd season it has been to start. Great water which resulted in at least two fresh springers on opening day and since hardly anything. The river levels have dropped and the Large Dark Olive didn't really come in the number expected.
At this time we should be starting with the grannom hatches. Well the truth is they have come and gone. Like the daffodils they were three weeks early.
Smaller olives starting to come off but the fish appear to be keeping safe in the deep holes and those that do come out are coughing up cased caddis.
With the cold winds dropping and the expectation of rain we can only hope for improvement. Don't worry however its still a fantastic trout river.
If you are interested there is a presentation on the River Usk on Countryfile being broadcast on Easter Sunday.