Not only has the weather been amazing, hot and dry with a pleasant breezy but it's been really busy.
Sunday at the Bala country fair was crazy. I was giving casting lessons all day and there was no let up. People were queuing up! It was brilliant. I went home totally dehydrated and exhausted, but I love doing game fairs
Monday, another scorching day and back to Bala for the day giving fishing and casting lessons on the afon Tryweryn. Fortunately water had been released into the river raising the levels. It was a real treat to be stood waist deep in cold water, bliss!
Tuesday, a little cooler and overcast today.The local rivers are struggling at the moment and in need of some serious rain to get the fish moving again. I was out guiding in the morning for a couple of guys. Having shown Steve and Bill a few likely hot spots I left them having brought three fish to the net successfully. I had a call later that evening from Steve who wanted to know where he could get some more of the flies I'd suggested as they'd had such a good day that the fish had hammered their stocks (13 or 14 fish between them)
I arranged to meet them this morning to replenish their supplies and give them a few of my hand tied 'Oshboshinator' flies. These are tied to my own recipe and work really well on the Dee but I've not used them anywhere else yet. I'll be keen to get some feedback.
The rest of the week is equally as busy with casting lessons.
I must make time to go fishing next week!
I've not posted for a while, I've been a little busy.
The fishing over the last few weeks has been good, very good in fact. Last week (Friday) one of the local rivers was teeming with fish, more rise forms than you could shake a wading staff at.
Today on the Dee it was windy and cool and the fishing stuttered before it got going. In the morning I had a few snatches at dries and nymphs but no solid takes.The afternoon was a very different story, the wind dropped, the temperature rose and the fish became more active. Even though there were lots of olives coming off the water there were few rising fish.
Nymphs definitely won out over dries and 4 grayling and a brownie was brought to the net in quick succession.
A good end to the day.