2 Days on the Snowdonia Lakes, Fantastic weather, shirt sleeve fishing.
Day 1 Started flat calm and the fish were rising everywhere you would swear it was raining, We had a cup of coffee and waited for a breeze to pickup.
Forecast right and a gentle breeze picked up and the Cog performed. When they landed on the water they did not get 10 ft before they were gobbled up by the trout.
Sounds great and it was to look at but they were pretty difficult to coax and take my well tried and trusted pattern. We had 9 fish by 3.00 pm, so left and had a few casts in its larger, sister lake.
Now these two lakes are literally a stones throw apart at one point but since I`m a boy the small lake wakes up a good 3 weeks before its larger sister, and this follows throughout the insect life cycle of the two lakes.
We had a walking cast on our way home and surprise, surprise we took 6 fish in an hour, then dead, not a fish to be seen. so packed up and went home with anticipation of a good next day.
Tuesday dawned and up we went, fished Big lake only today.
Wind was light and changing direction at will, but a short wait and we could fish again.
The morning was hard, 2 fish on 2 different flies so no clues there. The 1st fish was a cracker nudging 2 pounds and tore line off the reel as I had set it lightly due to an 8x tippet. Had an early lunch and started back about 2.30pm, a little of the same another 2 fish both again on different flies, so the lake was giving nothing away.
then Bingo I changed down to a size 21 Ginger emerging midge pattern and covering what rises I could took 4 fish, the last of which was a beautiful 1 3/4 lber.
Great fun, the best when you have to work out what's going on.
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