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    Default Re: Lake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion

    Agree with Richfish. However it looks like that one hooked one of those overhanging trees. Had a few of those earlier in the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_hayes View Post
    Agree with Richfish. However it looks like that one hooked one of those overhanging trees. Had a few of those earlier in the season.
    You know you're fishing the Lake properly when you're losing a few flies Lake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion

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    Yes indeed. Retrieved a few lost flies in the hot spell when the level was really down. I found about 10 metres of sinking fly line with three rusty flies and my daughter found a landing net that was probably at least 20 years old on on one of the beaches.

    Anyway Rich have now got me a Land Rover and was thinking of Claerwen and the Teifi lakes beyond. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_hayes View Post
    Anyway Rich have now got me a Land Rover and was thinking of Claerwen and the Teifi lakes beyond. Any thoughts?
    You'll not regret trying Claerwen, as long as the weather is on your side. It's virtually the same flies and style as Vyrnwy, only from the bank. And the fish are of a smaller stamp.
    Never fished the Teifi lakes, but have already begun discussions with somebody about a visit next year.

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    No problem with bank fishing. My late father and I actually fished the Teifi lakes (or Teifi Pools)
    with fixed spool reels and spinners back in 1981 and I remember we had a couple of decent fish.

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    Wow. Just been reading this: Trout and Salmon Fishing in Wales - George Agar Hansard - Google Books

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    Teifi Pools would probably have been stocked with Rainbows back then and maybe the experimental stocking of the Brookies too but I maybe a year or two out.
    The fishing was dire in the last 3-4 weeks for me up there (Pools , Claerwen and the other lakes) but it could have been the angler!.Actually Claerwen was a right off on much of the northern end as it was empty! . A local farmer told me the water had been falling about a foot per day for two weeks (late Aug) , it was a no go and dangerous anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukewarm View Post
    Teifi Pools would probably have been stocked with Rainbows back then and maybe the experimental stocking of the Brookies too but I maybe a year or two out.
    The fishing was dire in the last 3-4 weeks for me up there (Pools , Claerwen and the other lakes) but it could have been the angler!.Actually Claerwen was a right off on much of the northern end as it was empty! . A local farmer told me the water had been falling about a foot per day for two weeks (late Aug) , it was a no go and dangerous anyway.
    Thanks for this. Appreciate any advice for the pools as I realy fancy going there.

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    I've taken the odd trip up the Teifi pools since the mid 80s, and that's the first I've heard about them being stocked with Rainbows and Brookies. My mate and I have never caught any it might have been earlier. I always wonder where the fish breed as there isn't much of a stream running into them. I find Llyn Egant to be the best of the 3 lakes never seem to do any good on Llyn Hir. The main lake Llyn Teifi fishes well on the far side from the road which we access from Llyn Hir. The climb is easy but now as we getting older the climb back up is a bit of hard work. I f you can get up there when the coch y bunddu out the lakes look like stew ponds with fish rising all over. our trip up there this year was tough as it was the hottest day of the, yearLake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion-dsc00227-jpg still managed a couple. Few years back on a every cold July day I had my best fish from thereLake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion-p7240008-jpg. It was the only fish that day and took a heavy pink shrimp skipped a long the bottom of Llyn Egant. Normally a team of traditional wets will do. The pools are one of my favourite places to fish
    I fish, therefore I am 'Rene Descartes' { or was it captain birdseye}?

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    That's a cracking fish Robert . Pink shrimp! , you'd never put money on it would you lol. There are some (or used to be) cracking specimens in Egnant . You used to see some of them mopping up after a certain hatch or other on sultry June-July evenings porpoise like in the bay at the top end where the stream comes in under the road.

    Brookies , have a read - The search for Fontinalis | Eat, Sleep, Fish

    The last of the Rainbow stockings was approx' 82-83' . I had my first season ticket there in 82' and we fished Teifi only ... stockie bashing with worm and mepps back then . If my dates are correct Aberystwyth AA took over the fishing rights for the next 2-3 years after and they stocked the lakes with a silvery type of brown not unlike a Loch Leven strain . The last year they were in charge they stocked Llyn Hir only and that I believe was that as far as stocking goes in T.Pools approx' 1986. Tregaron Angling Club have been in charge since then or soon afterwards.

    I park in the Pools and walk to Claerwen and the other far flung lakes (should say Llyn's) around there . Keeps you fit but a careful eye on the weather radar is needed before going as I've been caught once or twice up there coming back in a fog-out and driving rain!

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    Yes wev'e made that trip across to Claerwen a couple of times. That end of Claerwen seems to hold the better fish
    I fish, therefore I am 'Rene Descartes' { or was it captain birdseye}?

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