The continuous appalling weather has kept most anglers away, so I am very grateful indeed to those who have ventured out. At least the fish don’t mind the bad weather in the slightest, and with stock level high there are plenty of them in tip top condition to test anglers’ skills.
Alan Powell caught a cracking Troutmasters entry off the far bank on Saturday, a 9lb 8oz rainbow caught on Alan’s first cast off the platform, using a black emerger and a midge tip line. Not long after Paul Elsworthy caught a superb 4lb 3oz rainbow, to add to his other five caught, using a black emerger and montana with a floating line.
Top anglers of the week were Craig Bowles (10), Matt Russell (10) and Brian Haynes (8), Craig using a damsel and cats whisker, Matt an apps bloodworm and Brian a rubber-legged daddy and his own version of an Ally McCoist. Young Callum Russell returned four and was unfortunate to lose several.
We are making great progress with weed clearing, so plenty of platforms very fishable in the most popular areas. Thanks to Ken Pascoe, my husband Chris and son Tom for their sterling work.
A couple of images below, plus this video to give you an idea of the horrible weather conditions for the weed pulling marathon this week!
Lines and flies
Most anglers have been on floating lines, with a variety of flies used, including the black emerger, olive damsel, brown hopper, rubber-legged daddy, cats whisker and apps bloodworm.
Iain Barr Bankmasters heat 21st February, Welsh bank Team trials, 2nd heat 28th February
The heat for the Iain Barr Bankmasters will be held on February 21st at Cwm Hedd. Visit http://www.iainbarrflyfishing.co.uk/ for details on how to enter. In addition to the competition entry fee the Cwm Hedd fishing ticket for the day will be £20.00, which includes a free bacon sandwich, tea/coffee on arrival.
Welsh bank team trials – second heat 28th February 2016 at Cwm Hedd Bank
If you want to trial for a place in the 2016 Welsh bank team, put your name forward for the 2nd heat at Cwm Hedd on Sunday 28th February (you must enter in advance of the day). In addition to the heat entry fee the Cwm Hedd fishing ticket for the day will be £20.00, which includes a free bacon sandwich, tea/coffee on arrival. For further information e-mail James Miller firstname.lastname@example.org or message James on the Garnffrwd Fly Fishing facebook page.
Fly box raffle winner
Congratulations to Lee Williams, the lucky winner of the fly box containing 160 flies tied by Matt Russell. Well done Lee!
Tag fish and charity box
The tag fish is still there for the taking and will net one lucky angler £100 cash. Entry £1 per visit. All cash collected over the £100 will be donated to charity, along with the £62 that was collected from the sale of donated miscellaneous fly tying materials etc
I’m very pleased to hear that Andy Wattson is making reasonable progress and we hope he continues to improve. All the best Andy! 🙂