Cwm Hedd fly fishing 5th March 2016

Weekdays were very quiet, so anglers enjoyed plenty of platform choice and top angler Lee Ashcroft  took one and released eleven using  a mosaic damsel and intermediate line.  Most anglers have been on floating lines however, such as Saturday regular Paul Elsworthy who took one and released five using a white fritz and a bloodworm. 

Paul Elsworthy unhooking one of his six fish

The bloodworm and the apps bloodworm have been quite a successful fly over the last few weeks, the apps used by Garry Wharton who took one and released five including a smashing brown, to make a hat trick of browns over his last three visits.  Garry enjoys stalking his fish in the  bay on the south west of the lake behind the small island, an area often ignored by most.

Another cracking brown for Garry Wharton

Saturday, was not the easiest of fishing days: bright and sunny for most of the day with a very cold brisk wind frequently changing direction. The majority of anglers caught fish, including Gordon Smith who took one and returned six on a green weighted buzzer and a floating line.

Gordon Smith bringing one of his seven fish in: friend Alex is ready with the net.  Callum Russell in the foreground preparing to fish the point of the main island.


Fishing since he was ten years old, Graham Veysey is still enjoying his fishing at the age of eighty-five, so has an amazing seventy-five years of fishing experience that he put to good use.  Using a black and yellow nymph he tied himself Graham took one Cwm Hedd rainbow and released another two, using a floating line before returning to the lodge to conserve his energy for his evening dancing!

Fish on for Graham Veysey
It’s a long stretch when you’re 85
And a big thumbs up from Graham Veysey




On the other end of the age spectrum, thirteen year old  Callum Russell also caught three rainbows, while it was nine for dad Matt, a number of which were from the platforms in front of the lodge.  Most anglers head straight for the far bank so it was good to see plenty of fish along the front too.

Callum Russell inspecting his fly box

A top-up of stock is on its way this week from Exmoor Fisheries, so more good fishing to look forward to.

Open 8am-4.30pm Wednesday through to Sunday.  5 minutes from Junction 28 of the M4 Newport. Fishery rules, directions and further information on . Tel 07813 143 034 before 6pm; 01633 896854 (lodge during fly fishing opening hours).


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