Blog, news and reviews from Snowdonia Fly Fishing Guides
After a very cold winter we are now having an exceptionally hot, dry summer. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, I like hard winters and warm summers, proper seasons, but we've had no rain since early May and the rivers really could do with some water in them. Low, slow, poorly oxygenated, tepid water isn't the best for good fishing.
I was out with clients and guests on Wednesday and Thursday. With low rivers and the temperatures up here in excess of 30ᵒ C the fishing wasn't easy. Knowing the area well helped me get them onto some productive water and a respectable catch rate was achieved on both days with a mixed catch of grayling, several brownies, one topping 1.5 lbs, and one client bringing a very pretty little (sewin) sea trout.to the net.
There are many arguments within the angling community about otters. Love them or hate them they are here to stay and we need to live with them.
Cards on table, I really like the little critters. and feel privileged when I see one and feel they have a greater right than I to catch fish, I do it for sport they do it to live.
On Saturday I had the pleasure to watch one feeding for several minutes unbothered by my presence. A few minutes later I entered the river and was rewarded with a large grayling. The Welsh Dee is a very productive river and there's room for anglers and the resident otters.
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Well the 2018 - 19 season got off to a great start. Whilst it was a wet day it was most definitely not a damp squib. The river levels are still low but the water temperature has dropped bringing the fish out of their stupor. In amongst the profusion of salmon parr and small brownies were some large 'ladies of the stream' with a hunger that needed to be satisfied.
A well know fly fishing guide and instructor John can often be found fishing or guiding on the Welsh Dee or passing his knowledge to others at game fairs and country shows.
Guided fly fishing trips on rivers, streams and upland lakes in Snowdonia. and surrounding areas of North Wales.
Fishing for summer & winter grayling and wild brown trout.in the spectacular, tranquil countryside that is Snowdonia National Park.
Fly fishing and casting lessons for beginners. Casting fault analysis, single handed spey, slack line and presentation casting tuition for more experienced fly fishers.
Develop your watercraft skills on freestone rivers and upland lakes.