Friday 20th April 2018
A beautiful day, warm sunny and gentle breeze took me up to my favourite Snowdonia lake. Fly was hatching and busily fluttering on the water only to be gobbled up by eager hungry trout. The fly was a Stone fly particular to this lake early season. We call it the Gwybedyn Bach traed cochion. And my dry imitation size 16 took 7 fish and rose and missed several others.
The hatch was prolific between 10.30 am until 1.00 pm but dribbled off after that. But a great day and a good start to my season at last.
tight lines until next blog.
The winter weather this year is stubborn and slow to clear and warm up
We were fishing the odd day in temps of 9 to 10 Degrees by this time last season and catching a fair few trout on Dry`s in lakes at 1600 ft/asl.
I managed a day last Tuesday, a few hours at a 1300 ft/asl lake and managed to winkle one out with a Cog nymph pattern, hooked and lost another in the 2 lb mark and had 4 offers, so was pretty pleased with that. But alas the snow and bitterly cold winds returned and that put paid to future outings for a week or so.
The good news is that when the sun does come out it is very warm and soon melts the snow, so as they say patience is a virtue.
I will for the 2018 season be updating my new Blog site via FB pages and Web pages.