Anglers' Feedback & Reports
K. D. G. from Australia, Thursday 17 April, 2014
Beat: Glan-yr-Afon (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 2
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N. W. from Brechfa, Thursday 17 April, 2014
Beat: Pontarddulais AA Teifi (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Club Day Ticket, No. Anglers: 1
A lovely, easily accessible beat (for 4x4s) with parking at the riverside.
I fished for trout on a dry, overcast day with a very chilly wind. I only had a salmon parr (using a PTN) to show for my efforts. There were fish rising at the car park pool but, frustratingly, I couldn't present a dry fly properly due to the wind direction.
I'd like to have another crack at this beat on a warmer, less windy day
A. H. from Stratford-upon-Avon, Thursday 17 April, 2014
Area: Wye - Lugg
Beat: The Eyton Beat (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1
The day before was warm and may well have been the ideal early season conditions. On my visit the wind had a bit of a chill to it so hatches were thin on the ground. Only saw two upwings lift off the water during the warmest part of the day. Did see a couple of fish rise to something at the surface. Tried emergers but only had one splash at the fly. Gave nymphs a try and had one follow that I saw. It was good to be out and I'll certainly return.
D. P. from Cardiff, Thursday 17 April, 2014
Beat: Merthyr Angling Association (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 2
Loads of fish caught all day up to 2lbs in some decent water. Shame they were mainly very poor quality stocked fish though, lots of fins missing and rubbed ddown tails. With the number of juvenile wild fish in the tribs there is no reason to be filling the river with these ugly things.
S. M. from Farnham, surrey, Thursday 17 April, 2014
Area: Middle & Lower Wye
Beat: Whitney Court (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Salmon, No. Anglers: 2
Client who was Salmon fishing is only a beginner so it was more a case of getting use to Spey casting. I went Trout fishing and managed a couple of Brownies about 1 - 1 1/2 lbs + a couple of Salmon Parr about 6 inches in length.
Most enjoyable day, we'll be back!
M. L. from Sennybridge, Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Beat: Middle Senni (Wild Stream), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1
Fished from 6pm until 8pm. Beautiful evening and beautiful location but no fish seen. Wading easier on this occasion because less flow but even so full waders would have been a better than the thigh waders I elected to use. Tried a CDC Emerger pattern and then a black foam and white antron winged dry fly. Probably should have switched to a nymph, but treated the session as a casting practice. Brambles becoming problematic in places and the winter spate has washed away some sections of the banks - principally the left bank. Annoying that the access styles have barbed wire stretched across the top. Would it be permissible to tie some rubber tubing over this barbed wire?
R. W. from Portishead, Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Beat: Lower Grywne Fawr (Wild Stream), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1
One of those strange fishing days. Beautiful day, river clear with good flow, steady hatch of various flies but nothing rising. Tried a range of options but river just seemed dead. About to give up at 4.30pm when I saw one rise in one of the last pools and promptly landed 2 at 10" and 1 at 12" on a sparsely dressed march brown nymph under a klink, all in 10 minutes without having to move. Then missed a splashy rise to the klink, and all went quiet again. Can't explain what happened, but came home happy!
T. M. from London, Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Beat: Merthyr Angling Association (Booking Office), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1
Fished for a couple of hours to 11.30am. Cold and windy, nothing moving. Tried upstream nymphing for nil.
R. C. from Wiltshire, Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Beat: Chanstone Court (Wild Stream), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 1
Fished this for the first time on a beautiful sunny spring day. River was a good height and clearing. A few insects were hatching but nothing rose to them. Four trout to a small gold headed PTN with the largest 12oz. A few hours work to tidy the river of winter debris would make dry fly fishing easier but perhaps that is cheating?
N. S. from Worcester, Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Area: Lower Wye
Beat: Bideford Brook (Wild Stream), Fishing Type: Trout, No. Anglers: 2
Really enjoyed this beat.
1 wbt of around 7" but missed a couple more bites. Saw plenty of fish, nothing bigger than the one I caught but loads of fish rising.
Only trouble was the rising fish had perfected the art of disappearing as soon as my clumsy feet entered the water!