Monday, 27 December 2010

River Eden, Bolton Willows

First river trip for a few weeks. Temperature was on the up(ish) at about 1.C but the river was mostly frozen apart from fast water. Czech Nymphed all day with not even a nibble. Bring on the spring!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Local Bolton River

Not a bad Chub for a winters day, at one point we took one a cast!

A good size Brownie for a small River.

Phil and I braved the frost to trot a few red maggots which produced some small trout and ten chub up to 1.5 lbs taken over several hours.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Foxhouses with Bolton Fly Tyers

Best and only fish of the day for me, although I lost quite a few, honest!

A spooned fish revealed that the were feeding on Daphnia.

A nice sunset to end the day.

The Damsel that did the damage  - lead underbody with stripped Peacock herl rib, Marabou tail and light green hackle.

A great day at Pats as usual. The weather held out although the temperature was pretty low but the sun shone for most of the day. The fish on the feed but they were only really taking Daphnia(see above),although you had to find them and they were usually shoaled up in the shallows around the lake. Took a nice Rainbow and lost several more on a delicate Damsal with a Maraboo tail and light green hackle.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

River Wharf , Pool

Phil Kelly and I fished PA section of the Wharf at Pool. Centre pin was the best option as the water was very high but clear. Two red maggots on a long drift eventually did the trick but even when we found a good Pod they weren't of the feed for very long. Managed to pull out one or two Grayling and foul hooked a little Brownie as well.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Chirk Fishery

Went to fish the Dee today at Erbistock but the water was up, fast flowing and the color of chocolate milkshake! Went for plan B by fishing Chirk fishery a still water near Wrexham. Fisrt time I had fished Chirk and although it looked promising with some rising fish the over all catch was one vert small Rainbow to me and a slightly bigger one or two to Phil. Be good to try again in better weather.
Best flys were size 16 grey nymph and Cal-de-Cannon as tied by Gwilym Hughes.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


17th October 2010 Fished Barnsfold with Bolton Fly Tyers club. Fishing was tough all day even though we were on boat. Despite this managed to pull it round late on when the wind picked up with five rainbows caught on large grey Buzzers and a Scotch Bob, (Red Tag with Claret seal fur palmered with red cock and hackle). Largest fish was 3.5 lb and fought like a dolphin!