A nice balmy evening took me to the Welsh Dee at Corwen to try my hand at late evening Sea Trout.
There was an amazing fall of BWO`s but only lasted 30 mins and in that time I netted 3 lovely Grayling in the pound and half to two pound margin on the BWO.
I saw 2 Sea Trout rise to the Olives but unfortunately were the far side of the river, where I believe 1/2 way across wading is only allowed at the moment so unfortunately for me they were out of reach.
No pics sorry I tried but camera in one hand, fish, rod and net in other didn't quite work, I got a nice shirt cuff and half a hand and half a Grayling. So much for that.
One thing is for sure, that I am convinced that fish do not feel pain, as we do at least. The largest of the Grayling had a hole in its stomach that my 2 fingers went into when lifting out of the net, I could see its egg roe sack clearly. Cormorant damage by the looks of it, but Hey! it came to the dry fly and fought like a Tiger.
Well, no Sea Trout, Steffan Jones really wet my appetite, but a lovely evening to be on the river.
Wednesday 24th My visit to lake this week, A very warm day but much fresher following overnight rain, really welcome.
Now one could say that the fish behaved better and were more cooperative than previous visits, but alas although I done very well my partner did not find it so rising some 20 fish but only netting 3, his fish coming to a size16 grey Dry Sedge pattern.
I on the other hand rose 16 fish and netted 12 all on the size16 Cinnamon Sedge I had tied the previous week and stuck to it.
I was broken at my ninth fish by a beautiful fish of about 3 pounds who rose to the Sedge viciously and parted company pretty quick only to jump vertically clean out of the water.
Sky, Air and Blue spring to mind but some lovely trout made the day.
Intend to be on the Sewin for the next few nights so trout will be left in peace Ha!
Have not blogged in a while, Sorry, been very busy, traveling and fishing.
Anyhow, The day time fishing on the mountain lakes is tuff at the moment. This is nothing new for July here as it is well known locally that the warm days put the fish off and evening to midnight fishing to Sedges begins in earnest.
I do not participate anymore, but do miss it enormously, but due to my knee operation replacement, this lake is dangerous enough in daylight let alone in darkness, even though I know it very well indeed.
But day time dry fly is a challenge, and the missis and short takes of the trout can be overcome when puzzled out.
I was up twice last week, The Tuesday was warm and a very gentle breeze, a mix of insects hatching but nothing in great numbers to really turn the fish on.
But I noticed some sedges rowing about on the water and sat down to watch just how far they would get unmolested, Not very far is the answer to that one:))
But what I noticed was that the Trout missed more often than not their 1st attempt and the Sedge just re surfaced to get nailed the 2nd attempt.
I had been fishing various patterns prior to watching this and had been on the dry sedge for quite a time and rose sum 14 trout only to hook and net 2, that's where I said it was tough but not impossible.
Anyway, my next visit was the Thursday, heavy rain showers in morning and quite a breeze blowing.
I started with my sedge pattern, which was a size 16 Dry Cinnamon Sedge. Now between 10.00 am and 1.30pm I rose 11 trout and landed 2, not good odds by any means, So after dinner, Same fly, I rose 10 trout and netted 8, WOW! what happened you may ask?
I had experimented before with leaving the fly for a second or two after being missed by the trout but nothing, this time when missed I gave the drowned sedge two short gentle pulls, Bingo they took the fly, so great I've cracked that malarkey. But there is one other important point, the fish must miss its 1st attempt completely, if it touches the fly at all, they would not come again. So good tip if you come across this scenario.