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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Fly fishing reunion after 10 years away in the Shropshire area

    It fished brilliantly. I was teaching my friend how to cast as he had never been before and he managed to get a hook up within 25 minutes, unfortunately he lost it. They were feeding just subsurface and pulling a nice bushy dry like an elk hair caddis was getting a nice wake behind it from a chasing fish most casts unfortunately with the poor hook up ratio that goes with that method of fishing. I managed to land 3 in as many hours and lost about 4. My friend lost a couple for me on top of that. It has very much recovered from what was a very desperate summer. Also the Tally Ho Inn and the Sun Inn are both excellent places for an ale afterwards.

    Don't get me wrong Loynton is a really good fishery but I just don't seem to get on with it for whatever reason, maybe its the proximity to the road or something. For me it would be Delbury.

    Cheers

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Fly fishing reunion after 10 years away in the Shropshire area

    Quote Originally Posted by noddy299 View Post
    It fished brilliantly. I was teaching my friend how to cast as he had never been before and he managed to get a hook up within 25 minutes, unfortunately he lost it. They were feeding just subsurface and pulling a nice bushy dry like an elk hair caddis was getting a nice wake behind it from a chasing fish most casts unfortunately with the poor hook up ratio that goes with that method of fishing. I managed to land 3 in as many hours and lost about 4. My friend lost a couple for me on top of that. It has very much recovered from what was a very desperate summer. Also the Tally Ho Inn and the Sun Inn are both excellent places for an ale afterwards.

    Don't get me wrong Loynton is a really good fishery but I just don't seem to get on with it for whatever reason, maybe its the proximity to the road or something. For me it would be Delbury.

    Cheers
    I love that part of the world
    There is a local saying, referring to salmon and sea trout rivers, that these will not fish well "until the bracken is tall enough to hide your bicycle"

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Fly fishing reunion after 10 years away in the Shropshire area

    Loynton is my go to water as its right on my door step. I find the fishing is harder than at other venues but the breakfast from the on site cafe is top drawer.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Fly fishing reunion after 10 years away in the Shropshire area

    I think it's going to have to be Delbury now, you've sold it noddy229
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    Default Re: Fly fishing reunion after 10 years away in the Shropshire area

    Let us know how you get on , just had a google and the place looks great.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Fly fishing reunion after 10 years away in the Shropshire area

    I've been a regular visitor to Delbury since 2005. It's fair to say that Corve pool has become very choked with weed in some years and almost unfishable late in the season, though I had the best day ever in the bottom corner when I took my son there in May 18. Garden pool was treated with something to kill algae in the hot summer of 2018 I think. The water was clear but it seemed to put the fish off a bit.

    A bit hard work some days this year, but still a beautiful view of Clee Hill to make up for things when the fishing is a bit slow, so I'll keep visiting.

    I tried Loynton once. The water was like cocoa after heavy rain and not a sign of a rising fish.
    Ellerdine is very heavily fished and a bit too commercial for my liking.
    A pity Hillview closed.
    I tried Onny Vale last year, but despite the heat wave having broken in late August had no luck in the pretty small pools.
    A bit further away, Kingfisher lake near Bromyard is worth a visit.

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