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Old 08-08-2017, 07:33 PM
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I have an invite to fish with an experienced chap on Ladybower on Thursday. I have no doubt I will get some good guidance on the day, but I believe forewarned is forarmed and all that.

Any tips and suggestions so I can take the right kit - will I need midgy stuff? For instance. I have only been there a couple of times and only fished from the shore. We are having a boat this time. Should I take my drogue? Do the boats have anchors?

Any information to help would be good. Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2017, 06:39 AM
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Lures, buzzers and drys all work well but It'll depend if the fish are rising or not, take your inter as well, the boats have anchors but take the drogue if your mate hasn't got one. There are some with more knowledge of Ladybower than me who will have fished more recently.
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You should see Mr Blue Licer on Thursday. He'll sell you some yellow owl dries and daddies.
Intermediate will be all you need (apart from good waterproofs). I have been tubing there lately with good results. Dries have been working as have most flies. Blobs, boobies, snatcher, montana.
Plenty of fish around from cages to dam wall. You can go too deep as the fish have been looking up.
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What a day ! A red letter day for sure and the best trout fishing day of my life. The sun was out, there were clouds occassionally and spells of breeze. Caught my first one on a small weighted lure then after that it was all action on old fashioned wet flies. I had 7 in total with the biggest 4lbs 4ozs when I got home. All along the road bank towards the dam. About 40 - 80 yards off. Except the first one, which I took about 5 yards out from the edge of the water when we drifted in close.

Thanks for all your help, I was a bit fazed when I first got there because I hadn't a clue what to put on. Everyone was saying different things and that just confused me. I just put the one fly on and kept it simple. other people caught dozens but I was more than happy with my best ever day.
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Well done Simon. Who said you couldn't catch trout?

Glad to be of assistance.
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What a day ! A red letter day for sure and the best trout fishing day of my life. The sun was out, there were clouds occassionally and spells of breeze. Caught my first one on a small weighted lure then after that it was all action on old fashioned wet flies. I had 7 in total with the biggest 4lbs 4ozs when I got home. All along the road bank towards the dam. About 40 - 80 yards off. Except the first one, which I took about 5 yards out from the edge of the water when we drifted in close.

Thanks for all your help, I was a bit fazed when I first got there because I hadn't a clue what to put on. Everyone was saying different things and that just confused me. I just put the one fly on and kept it simple. other people caught dozens but I was more than happy with my best ever day.
Well, there you go Simon! You've been blessed with the Montanajoe stardust!
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