Month: August 2020

August 31, 2020

The sudden, seasonal change in the weather usually signals the beginning of the end for the Trout season. It’s going to be shorter than usual this year so I figured we should try and make the most of what’s left of it.   Hopefully, there will be plenty of time to fish nymphs over the…

August 25, 2020

Jon has been trying to arrange a day on the river Wye since I first started raving about its population of wild Rainbow Trout a few years ago. Finally, after a couple of false starts we were on the hallowed banks.   The weather had been decidedly ’iffy’ recently so we were both pleasantly surprised…

August 23, 2020

Returning client Jona had now got a few days fishing under his belt but his brother Neil and their good friend James were relative beginners, having only dabbled in the past. They shared a common goal however, to improve their fly fishing skills. I’d warned them in advance of the potentially poor weather but having…

August 20, 2020

Ever spent a summers evening trying to tempt those fish that are gently sipping something off the surface? The chances are they we’re taking ‘spent spinners’, adult females that have returned to the water to lay their eggs. After completing their task, they die and float downstream with their wings splayed flat on the surface….

August 17, 2020

Last week was an exceptional week in fishing terms. 5 of the 7 days were spent on a river either guiding or fishing and I was fortunate to be in the company of both novice and expert flyfishers.   The rivers have been up and down ‘like a lady of the nights undergarments’ and condition-wise,…

August 9, 2020

Busy property manager Mark was given a days fly fishing by his wife as a birthday present. When we met up, he said that he was really just looking forward to a relaxing day in the Welsh countryside…but a fish would be nice.   Having only targeted sea fish like kamikaze Mackerel, Mark was a…

August 2, 2020

After doing some guiding further downstream, I moved up river to the Bala stretches of the river Dee on Friday. I met up with good friend and fellow Hoylake Flyfishers member Ron to explore some of the excellent waters that can be accessed by the members of the Hoylake Flyfishers Club. These waters are controlled…