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What A Morning


Went out for a play this morning when I got to the river the frost is burning the top of my ears I thought I had made the wrong decision and I should have stayed in the warm, but after around 3 hours I had lost count of the grayling and surpassingly the amount of trout I had caught, the one thing I was really pleased about is all the water I fished had already been fished by other anglers making life a little harder, as I worked my way down the one run the line stopped and as I lifted I could really feel something heavy, a lovely big lump of a grayling which really made my morning.

Hard Work



A lovely sunny day on the rivers of Wales today, it was quite a tough days fishing as the fish weren’t where you think they would of been, so a lot of searching was the order of the day, I only fished 3 runs in total, in the first run and on the first cast bang a trout, which trashed my leader with all the jumping through the air, so mumbling to my self “keep calm as it looks like it’s going to be a good day*, I re tackled up and off to go again, I fished the whole run and not another touch that seemed really strange, so off to the next run and guess what again nothing,  this isn’t going to be as good of a  day as  I had first thought.

I walked back past the two runs I had fished and thought there has to be fish around there was  2 weeks a go and a lot of them, there has been several floods since then but the fish usually don’t move that far, it was around 2pm so should I go or stay, well I’m here and let just try one more run, I was so glad I did, a large over hanging tree with a deep run under it and bingo first cast a good grayling, second cast a 47cm grayling, then a couple of trout, as the deep water tailed off I picked up several more grayling around the 44-45cm range, the run now was around 18” deep and as I looked you could see a large rock underneath the water and what I would swear was a fish behind it, I flicked the bugs out and past the rock nothing, I increased my leader around six inches at a time trying to put the bugs straight into the fishes face on around the fifth attempt the line stopped and yes I was right it was a fish and a good grayling which gave me the best fight of the day in the shallow fast flowing water again around the 45 cm mark, but this fish was the best fish of the day as I has seen it, stalked it and also caught it, well chuffed




Here We Go Again


Well more rain today and for a while this morning I thought I saw Noah walk past looking for some wood, it was raining quite a lot to say the least, the river has been fishable for around four days and not great fishing to say the least, when the dam stopped releasing water the water level dropped 5-800mm over night, then one day it coloured up after we had some snow, then more rain, well it is winter but I would prefer dry and cool weather.

Few fish from the last couple of days, nothing very big, but at least I was out there.BALI


For Heavens Sake !!

untitledHi Everyone, hope you have been finding some where to fish with all the poor weather over the last month, rain, rain and more rain, I suppose it’s autumn/ winter but let us have a little bit of fishing.

Today was the first time in around a month that the river was fishable, so I was quite excited to have a play, see if I could remember what to do, the river was still high but I know a few spots I could try, the water was clear so things were looking good, in the first ten minutes I landed a nice grayling and lost something else, everything seemed large in the very fast flow, the wind had gotten up a little and the river was filling up with leaves, but it didn’t seem like that many leaves were coming off the trees, nearly every cast a leaf on the fly then the odd branch came sailing past and then believe it or not a pumpkin !!

As I looked at the water it seemed slightly to be colouring up and flowing faster, what on earth is going on, there is little or no rain in the forecast this week  surely they aren’t releasing water out of the dam, OH YES THY ARE, I managed 15 -20 minutes fishing before it all went pear shaped, crap for me but not as bad as for Hugh who had travelled over 70 miles to have a fish, come on give us a break.

Rain Rain Go Away

Here we go again, Clywedog were releasing water earlier in the week , now we have had a day of rain and up comes the river again, hopefully it will dry up and I can get out for a play.

OMG It’s a chilly by the waters edge

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No Fishing today, no time and a little cool to be standing up to my privates in water, dawn was sunny and bright but the high cloud rolled in and kept the temps right down, the river was looking lovely with all the frost and ice, even if my ears didn’t agree, I thought they were going to drop off !!