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    Default Lake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion

    Created this thread to replace Vyrnwy 2012 and 2015:
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    Yesterday I fished Vyrnwy for the second time this year. Went out from Whitegates and although the weather did not seem like ideal conditions the fish were feeding all day. Sunny spells in the morning, cloudy and cold with light rain showers at lunchtime into the afternoon and then it got very cold, windy and wet into the evening. Ended up with 25 browns of which the best was about 1/2 lb and two rainbows. Also lost three rainbows (at least I think they were judging by the fight) and on two occasions there were two browns on one cast. The best spots where Fynnant, Llwyn Rhiw and about four metres out from the back of the boats at Whitegates.

    Some of the fish caught
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    The hot spot at Llyn Rhiw
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    Flies that worked. Black Dabbler, Black Pennell. Connemara Black, Claret Bumble, Silver Invicta and Dunkeld. Intermediate line was best.

    Also spotted a tawny owl in one of the nest boxes on the bank and a fox sunning itself on the point at Llwyn Rhiw.

    As grayling4 said in the old thread; the batteries are remarkably good and the surroundings are spectacular.
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    Default Re: Lake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion

    I should've been up there at the weekend rather than Claerwen.... well done chaps.

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    Default Re: Lake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by richfish1 View Post
    I should've been up there at the weekend rather than Claerwen.... well done chaps.
    Having read the latest catch returns, I would say that it's certainly picking up now after the cold winter.

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    Oh yes, found these in the boat I took out yesterday.

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    Not seen that fly pattern before!!
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    Default Re: Lake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by mike_hayes View Post

    Oh yes, found these in the boat I took out yesterday.

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    Not seen that fly pattern before!!
    Lake Vyrnwy - Updates and DiscussionLake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion Must've been a hard day!

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    Default Re: Lake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion

    Hi richfish1. Spotted your Vyrnwy Varmint post earlier. How do I get some of those? Haven't got the patience or the eyes to tie my own but I reckon they'd work well for me.

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    Default Re: Lake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by mike_hayes View Post
    Hi richfish1. Spotted your Vyrnwy Varmint post earlier. How do I get some of those? Haven't got the patience or the eyes to tie my own but I reckon they'd work well for me.
    PM me your details Mike, and let me know what sizes you're after and leave it with meLake Vyrnwy - Updates and DiscussionLake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion

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    Went out yesterday from Whitegates on a breezy and sunny day. It was warm but it turned colder later on when the sun dropped below the hills. The wind was blowing up from the damn allowing for some good steady drifts especially from Llwyn Rhiw and into Eunant bay.
    Connemara Black, the faithful Dunkeld, Richfish's Vyrnwy Varmint and Claret Bumble on the DI3, plus Diawl Bach on a floating line accounted for 18 browns to 3/4 lb and 1 rainbow at 1 1/2 lb. Lost quite a few especially on the floating set up.
    The majority of the fish were found lurking in the shade amongst the bankside rocks and 5 - 15 metres out from the edge about two metres below the surface. If you're heading up there, the water level is roughly 3 - 4 ft down.

    Some of the fish caught:

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    and a Lake Vyrnwy sunset to end what was a most enjoyable day's fishing:

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    P.S John Davies - if you're reading this it was a pleasure to meet you.

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    Thank you Rich, the Varmint worked. Four browns agree with me.
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    Some lovely fish there Mike, glad the flies were usefulLake Vyrnwy - Updates and Discussion

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