Wed 30th May 2018
A gorgeous day took me up to Gamallt, Light airs wind wise with the occasional gust which worked a treat just to blow the Cog`s onto the water.
I started in the small lake still not convinced the big lake had come to life yet.
I had one trout on the Dry Cog even though they weren`t out that early.
But following that I had the most frustrating hour and a half in a long time. The trout were feeding frantically on some minute midge and they were taking it as it emerged, I changed down to size 24s but they were not having any of it, could not catch one to spoon it and hatch finished at 11.00 am.
I took myself over to the big lake only to find one of the best hatches of Cog that I have seen in years, thousands of them.
3rd cast to a riser and I was into a lovely pounder that tore line off my reel, I thought this is easy compared to what I had just left.
It was short lived, for their was so many Cog floating out like sailing ships the fish new exactly what they wanted. I managed 6 of which 3 were over a pound but it was not easy, a good sound dry pattern fished with confidence and choosing the right fish to present it too was the key, probably a ration of 30 casts to one taker.
The rise fizzled out at 2.30 pm and you would swear there wasn`t a fish in the lake. I just love days like this when you have to work for your fish.
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