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No Golden Gates !!

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Toby and Gabe from San Francisco out on the river today, not quite the weather they are used to but not bad for Wales ( only a tiny bit of rain today )but the fishing was better than the weather with fish coming to both of them Toby was top rod with double figures to the net a quite a lot more long distance catch and release !

They are both back out tomorrow for another go so more to come.

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Interesting Afternoon.

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Quite an interesting afternoon guiding Rae Borras of the Compleat Angler series that was on Discovery a few years ago. It was down to me to guide him on the upper Severn for Fishing TV, always a little daunting when there are two film cameras on you, it usually spells the kiss of death to the catching side of fishing. After nearly a two hour delay with a puncture we had rather a late start to the day which just added to my stress levels!

As we walked up the river there weren’t any fish moving, so I thought that was it! The first run we tried was a little slow, even though it is usually a bit of a banker for catching a few fish, so on to the next one and Rae caught a small brown right under the grass on the river bank. As the run got deeper I saw a fish move to take his nymph but Rae was just lifting off the water, so close but no cigar. Three or four more casts and it was fish on, it was a nice brown, around three quarters to a pound in weight.  The cream on the cake was the film crew was flying a drone over us for  a different angle of shot and bingo, a better fish came up and took the dry and the whole fight was caught on the drones camera.  I think that will be something to watch hopefully when the filming is all edited and put together.


Mixed Weather But Great Results.

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Well today was another mixed weather day sunshine wind, rain a good Welsh mix, today I had Chris with me a coarse angler wanting to learn the gentle art of fly fishing, to be fair Chris was a joy to teach picking everything up really quickly, roll cast, off both shoulders, overhead cast, shooting line and false casting it all came very easily to him, we spent a couple of hours at the casting, then a spot of lunch and onto the fishing I showed Chris a basic nymphing tactic and away we went a little bit of practise in a shallow run to get used to what he had to do the Chris moved down into slightly deeper water and the fish started to come first a couple of grayling, then a nice trout around three quarters of a pound, on the next cast a lovely grayling but it came off but luckily Chris got a good look at it, as we slowly moved down  the run it seemed fish after fish several trout around the pound mark so well worth putting up with the odd rain shower.

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One Of The Best Days In A Long Time

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As the title says today was one of the best days on the river I have had in a very long time, it’s been blisteringly hot weather so I asked Ben if would like to meet up a little earlier than we said, he was up for it so we meet on the river at 6am and it was a lovely morning,  in around 15 minutes it was getting even better as fish were being caught and after the first run an amazing amount of fish were hooked I would guess around 30+, it’s not often I’m amazed when it comes to fishing but this little short shallow run was amazing they must have been sitting on each others shoulders, trout and grayling of all sizes.

The sun was now starting to burn through and I thought I would get Ben on dries as the odd fish was moving on the top, Ben was catching and missing quite a few fish but as the warmth started to build the fishing seemed to slow up, we tried a few deep pools with a couple of bigger trout, but by mid day it was starting to get un comfortable in waders so it was time to make a retreat for home, but an amazing morning was had and the time flew by.


Were Never Happy !

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Another day on the rivers of Wales the high water has gone and now we have next to no water, as has been said before were never happy are we the main thing is lovely sunshine hatching insects and loads of fish, the river is 1cm from being the lowest it’s been on the EA’s web site gauge, so the river is really low and super clear so presentation is key, fishing at a little more range super fine tippet and of course good casting, the set up is going to be trio  dwo/ldo klink and two size 18 nymphs and 3lb tippet which worked exceptionally well for Drew with a mix of 15 trout and grayling coming to the net a few low impact catch and releases ( came off ) as well.


More Guiding More Bad Weather

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Day out with Bob fishing was good weather was poor, at the start of the day  thought it was going to be a very poor day as the river was coming up loads of debris coming down and very little fly life, it was a slow start till lunch time then things picked up fish on both dries and nymphs to be fair neither Bob or my self had any idea on how many fish he caught but grayling to just over a pound and trout to a pound and a half, with one trout a bit of a lump that unfortunately snapped Bobs leader.


Couple Of Days With Jack

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A couple of days out with Jack from Nottingham, first time fishing in Wales and things worked well despite the poor weather.

Few words from Jack.

“Many thanks for a great day yesterday. Learning upstream and downstream nymphing with tiny nymphs, catching (and missing) beautiful wild browns to about 1 1/4 lb and grayling of the same size in lovely surroundings made for a wonderful day”

 

More to follow when I have 5minutes

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