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Ian Powell3:28pm Apr 20th
I thought this might be of interest to you especially as here in Ireland our salmon fishing season starts on February 1st. We have 14 miles of private exclusive fishing on the Cork Blackwater. The first eleven spring salmon have already been caught in 2011, three in February, six in March and two already for April. The Blackwater is having one of the best rums of spring salmon for many years!
Glenda is one of the foremost female fly-casting instructors (spey & single hand) in the world today & a member of the Loop No. 1 Pro Team.

Wales Trout Master catch reports for week ending 8.4.11

Here's a round-up of recent trout catches made at Trout Master waters in Wales...

Cwm Hedd, Newport

Mike Dummer took one fish and released eight on a Black Daddy. Rob Jones took one and also released eight, his successful flies being Buzzers. Richard Groves, one taken and seven released on Diawl Bachs. Roy Davies caught three fish for a bag weight of 9lb 4oz, all taken on a black and green Montana.

Llandegla, Wrexham

Great sport has been had through March with climbing temperatures and fish taking dries, Buzzers and lures. Notable catches saw Sion Williams (Ruthin) landing an 11lb 10oz brown from the middle pool on a Green Montana. Junior angler, Thomas Mayers (Denbigh), stalked a rainbow over two fishing sessions and finally tempted the 11lb 6oz fish with a Black and Green Fritz. Patrick Blake (Warrington) hooked an 8lb brown with his last cast of a six hour session after previously landing 10 fish, totalling 40lb from both lakes.
Diawl Bach, Buzzers, PTN and Bibio are giving great sport. Klinkhamer, CdC and White Moth on the dry. Lures such as Montana, Tadpole and Fritz will always produce. Last week of March saw a rod average of 6.4 with several anglers having double-figure bags of blues and rainbows.

Llyn Brenig, Cerrigydrudion

Biggest bag this week goes to Mr Williams, of Llanrwst, with six rainbows at 12lb 2oz. The biggest fish of the week was a 6lb 4oz Booby taken by an unknown angler from Nantwich. Norman Davies caught a beautiful overwintered brown trout at 2lb right up in the north arm from a boat.
Water temperature has risen to 7C which has encouraged surface sport. Rod average now stands at 4.37 fish per angler.
Bank hotspots included Tower Bay and the Nantglyn Bank, while boat spots included the shale beach to the right of the arm entrance, as well as the shaded patch of water to the left of the arm entrance. Tower bay is also popular, as well as sailing club and Watersports bays.
Top flies include Boobies, Montana, some Buzzers, Vivas, Damsel and Cat’s Whiskers. Anglers using Di-7s found switching to floating or light intermediates working a treat.

Llyngwyn and Elan Valley Reservoirs, Rhayader

During March, the fishing at Llyngwyn was excellent. 140 anglers caught a total of 532 fish during the month. Once again, the favourite flies were Damsels, Buzzers, Cat’s Whiskers and Montanas on intermediate lines.
Pat Sharman, of Talgarth, had six fish for 16lb on a Damsel; Mr P. Coppers, from Llandinum, had six fish for 14lb on a Montana and David Hyams, of Shobdon, had six fish for 13lb on a Cat’s Whisker. The heaviest fish of the month was a 7lb rainbow caught by Ray Brooks on a nymph fly. Mr G. Gray, of Symonds Yat, had a 4lb 8oz rainbow on a Buzzer and Cliff Lloyd, of Rhayader, had a 3lb 12oz rainbow on a Damsel.
March has also seen the start of the new fishing season for the Elan Valley Reservoirs. The lakes are now open for brown trout fishing and permits are available at Powell's Newsagents in Rhayader and at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre.

From: "Johnflies company Kenya" <qualityfliesfromjohnflies@yahoo.com>
 To: <clive@angling-news.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2011 4:03 AM Subject: Flies Supplier in Bulk <> 
Hi Clive
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We normally sell our fishing flies per dozen of flies. Our price ranges from1.5 -4.50 GBP per dozen depending on the complexity of the patterns and category.
The company has a high tying capacity of 1000 dozens per week with expert qualified tiers selected on basis of qualification, good quality and high experience in the fly tying industry.
SHIPMENT The flies are shipped as soon as they are fully prepared and necessary documents prepared. Most shipments are done through the EMS courier, DHL, One world or TNT express. The customer is responsible for the shipping costs for orders below 500 dozens while if over 500 dozens we are responsible for the charges customer must be issued with a Tracking Number to monitor his parcel during the shipment period.
We have minimum quantity of 50 dozens but there is no maximum as this depend son the client. Although we have reservation for individual fishermen.
We normally have yearly offers in the month of April,August and December where the client is accustomed to a certain discount.
We deal with all categories of flies and they include : Dries, Wets, Nymphs, Terrestrials, Streamers, salt water, salmons, pike, bass, bass, Alaska patterns, lures and custom flies tied according to customer specifications with. instructions or coloured picture. All our tiers are trained to tie all patterns.
Packing and packaging
We normally ensure secure packaging in a strong Hutton box to provide for safety of the flies during shipment. We normally pack our dry flies,nymphs,wets in small medium boxes while other patterns are packed in plastic bags of one dozen each. The parcel is accompanied by full invoice and list of all fly patterns in the parcel.
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Better Fly FishingFly Fishing Mastery    Catch More Trout

Reports from Lake Vyrnwy Hotel


The Cardiff branch of the S&TA presents AN EVENING FOR GAME ANGLERS

FLY TYING CLINIC Mark RobertsAlun Rees RIVERFLY PARTNERSHIP Demonstration table & discussion group
SHORT PRESENTATIONS Paul Knight Executive Director Salmon &Trout Association
Nica Prichard  Chair Welsh Ladies Angling Development
Mark Roberts Game Angling Instructors Association
Rhys Llywelyn  Wild Fishing Wales
“The Role of the Salmon & Trout Association in
Protecting the Future for Angling for All”
6:00pm – 9:30pm
Free admission – Membership of the S&TA not required

North Wales Fly Fishing Fair @ North Wales Country Fair 14th &15th August 2010 CANOLFAN CYWAIN, RHIWLAS, Y BALA LL23 7NW CONTACT?? 01678 520 920
 www.countryfairnorthwales.co.uk North Wales Fly Fishing Fair @ North Wales Country Fair The first ever North Wales Fly Fishing Fair will be held as part of the North Wales Country fair this August. Over the weekend of the 14th and 15th August 2010 Fly Tyers and Anglers from all over the world will descend on Bala to show off their skills. The event will be led by Hywel Morgan, who will show what it took to become world casting champion, Hans Van Klinken from Holland will be tying his creation, the world famous klinkhammer as well as showing some of his newer patterns. David Wolsoncroft-Dodds will be tying some of his best Pike flies, and Steve Thornton of Virtual Nymph will show some of his amazing lifelike creations. Local talent will include Gwilym Hughes and Louis Noble who will be tying flies used by them to devastating effect locally. A show not to be missed. If you’ve ever cast a fly or even just tried to tie one, this show is a must for you. GAIA and Federation Of Welsh Anglers coaches will be on hand to give casters of all abilities from complete beginners to those wishing to perfect their action an opportunity to develop and hone their fly fishing skills. With stalls selling all the latest tying materials and fly fishing tackle and clothes, this is the ideal place to get bargains too. Full list of Fly Tyers Demonstrating Hans van Klinken (Inventor of the Kilnkhammer) Gwilym Hughes Steffan Jones Phil White David Wolsoncroft-Dodds Claes Johansson David Gourong Dave Carn John Green Dylan Hooly Steve Thornton The North Wales Country Fair is held at Canolfan Cywain, Bala, North Wales on the banks of the river Tryweryn. 14th-15th August 2010
Fish Legal has been alerted to a serious agricultural pollution that took place on 28th April on a tributary of the River Teifi. Slurry escaping from a farm on Wednesday evening poured into the Afon Cych, which feeds into the Teifi - known by anglers as the “Queen of Rivers” - at Abercych. Environment Agency officers and Fish Legal members - the Teifi Trout Association - were at the river bank yesterday assessing the extent of the fish kill.

It is understood that the farmer responsible for the pollution has been cautioned.

An eye witness 2 miles downstream of where the pollution went in described the water level rising by around 18 inches as a result of the spill. With very little rain in the area recently to dilute its potency in the river early indications are of environmental damage on a massive scale.

John Holt, local resident and member of the Teifi Trout Association, said:

“We were working upstream from Environment Agency officers and over a 400yard stretch we pulled out hundreds of dead fish. We had buckets full of a mix of large sea trout and brown trout up to 10 inches long. That’s broodstock. We didn’t even begin to collect up all the tiny fry and fingerlings that littered the river bed. Many of them would have hatched out this year”.

He added: “I would say at least 25,000 fish must have been killed overall.”

Following the outcome of the Environment Agency’s investigation, Fish Legal will look to take legal action against the farmer on behalf of the Association to fully compensate the club for the impact to its fishing.


1. Fish Legal is the new name for the Anglers’ Conservation Association, which was founded in 1948 to use the law to fight to protect the aquatic environment and fisheries. Since then, the organisation has won in excess of two thousand cases and recovered many millions of pounds in damages, which has been returned to the members represented to plough back into angling and the protection of the aquatic environment. Only four cases have ever been lost in Court. Fish Legal employs its own in-house legal team covering the whole of the UK.

2. Fish Legal operates throughout the UK and is backed by thousands of individual anglers. In England only, Fish Legal is the legal arm of the Angling Trust.

3. Angling clubs or fishery owners wishing to join Fish Legal and Angling Trust and individuals wishing to become supporters of Fish Legal and Angling Trust should phone 01568 620447 during office hours, write to the address below, or download a subscription form from the website: www.fishlegal.net or www.anglingtrust.net

4. The Teifi Trout Association controls over twenty four miles of prime fishing on the Teifi from the upper tidal limit near the bridge at Llechryd to Cenarth. Their waters are described as “probably the best mixed game fishery in Wales” and are renowned in particular for the three species of game fish: salmon, sewin and brown trout.

Lower Lliw Reservoir to close
We regret to announce that Lower Lliw reservoir will be closed for fishing on the 30th of September, we would like to take this oppertunity to thank all our regular customers for their support over the years and wish them all the best for the future.
 If you could put this in instead of the report i would be grateful, it's come to a point where the economic situation means that we have to close the reservoir. All the best, Jock.

Information for.worldflyfishingchampionships2009.com/  Click on Line

lower Lliw Reservoir
Fishing this week has still been very deep with either a long trace from the float or on the bottom, with worm,on fly sinking or inter mediate lines and lures have done the trick. Best areas have been the disabled and around the oak tree and into the bay.
Tawe Disabled Fishers had thier annual visit to the reservoir this week and had a good day,with 16 anglers having 39 fish between them, fly being the best method.
Best bags, (all 6 fish),
Bob Compton 8lb 12oz,
P Harris 8lb 6oz,
Ken Howells 7lb 14oz,
S Sampson 7lb 2oz.

£1.8m spent on building fish passes in Wales
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Best Bag_*
Pat Sharman  Talgarth  6 fish 18 lbs  8 oz  Sunburst
Richard Waynes (age 6) Llandrindod Wells   6 fish  18 lbs Orange
Alan Lewis Rhayader 6 fish  18 lbs    Orange
*_Best Fish_*
Alan Lewis Rhayader   5 lbs 8 oz     Orange
Pat Sharman  Talgarth  4 lbs 8 oz    Sunburst
Ken Holroyd  Tenbury Wells 4lbs 8 oz   Orange
*_Best Lines_*   Intermediate
*_Best Flies_* Orange fritz, Cat's Whisker, Damsel Fritz

Lower Lliw Report
Fishing this week has been at various depths, around 4 to 8 feet down from the float on worm.
On fly, an intermediate line and green montana did ok.
John Morris from Clydach had the best bag of the week with one fish weighing in at 10lb 3oz,
with one fish at 4lb 2oz.Best areas have been the disabled and the bay under the pump house.
 Best bags, John Morris 10lb 3oz (4 fish), Peter Jones 8lb 12oz (6 fish), T Evans 8lb 7oz (6 fish),
K Peters 7lb 4oz (6 fish).





Best Bag

JOHN NEWBURY, EVESHAM                6 BROWNS                  6 LB

BARRY THOMAS, RHAYADER              6 BROWNS                  5 LB 8 OZ       ZULU

DAVID DAVIES, ELAN VALLEY                     6 BROWNS                  5 LB                MONTANA

Best Fish

JOHN NEWBURY, EVESHAM                BROWN      1 LB

ROGER LEWIS, RHAYADER              BROWN      1 LB                MONTANA

BRYN JONES, RHAYADER              BROWN      15 OZ             BLACK GNAT

Best Flies







Best Bag

RICHARD BULL, KNIGHTON                6 RAINBOWS            16 LB 8 OZ            BOOBY

PAT SHARMAN, TALGARTH               6 RAINBOWS            15 LB 8 OZ            BUZZER

ELLIS RUSSEL, WORCESTER                     6 RAINBOWS            15 LB              DAMSEL

Best Fish

PAUL DAVIES, RHAYADER              RAINBOW                 10 LB              MONTANA

GERRY WOOD, BUILTH WELLS                      RAINBOW                 8 LB 8 OZ            HARES EAR

KEARTON JONES, KINVER                      RAINBOW                 8 LB                BUZZER

Best Flies


Best Lines





Hi there again.

Apologies for the delay in sending out this next set of fly fishing tips, I have just returned from one of the best sessions of my life.
I caught a personal best 9lb wild brown trout from Lake Windermere in The English Lake Distict. For anyone wishing for a fantastic
 fishing destination I would suggest they book a flight to the UK and visit the Lake District where the scenery is spectacular and the
fishing equally so!
The next guidance I am going to provide is on the set up, that is the rod, reel, fly line and tippet; to present the flie in the most natural
The type of rod you should buy will depend on:
i) the type of fish you are fishing;
ii) the water on which you are fishing, and;
iii) personal preference.
As a starting point it is first necessary to understand that there are 3 main actions of a fly rod, these being fast action, medium action
and slow action. These are also known as tip flex fly rods (fast action), mid flex fly rods (medium action) and full flex fly rods
(slow action). Which one of these rods you should use is critical on the success of your fishing.  In order to decide you must first
understand what is meant by fast, medium and slow action rods.  Fast action rods are stiff and more powerful rods with the tip
being the only part that flexes. As a result, the fast action rod is capable of casting line further, landing larger fish, casting in windy
weather and allows for quicker casting. The disadvantages of a fast action rod are that they are difficult for a beginner to use as the
rod will need a steeper learning curve as the speed of the line will be such that a beginner may become frustrated.  I will cover
medium, and slow rods on my next emails.
Tight Lines! Mark.

Wentwood Reservoir 01291 425158
ANGLERS using sinking lines and booby nymphs or sink tips and small damsel or Montana nymphs have managed limit bags.
Day ticket visitors Chris and Wayne Price banked five fish bags weighing 11.75lb and 10.5lb while Dave Thomas had five weighing
Terry Farminour caught two rainbows weighing 5.5lb from the east bank, while Geoff Simmons has a 3.5lb fish in his catch.
Boat anglers did better with David Wells catching the best five fish limit weighing 12.5lb and Alan Doolan boating the week’s best
rainbow of 3lb 14oz.
Ann Heming included a 3.5lb rainbow in her catch of five totalling 12lb, comfortably out fishing husband Tony who shared the boat and caught five fish weighing 9.75lb.
Ian Morris’ boat session ended with five rainbows weighing 10.25lb aboard.
Mike Owen caught five for 10lb and Lee Evans and Philip Evans both caught five rainbows weighing 9.75lb.
Ynysyfro Reservoir 01633 669733
MOST catches are coming from the bottom pond, where rainbows to 3lb have been caught on small nymphs and buzzers fished by
the dam or on the point.
Dyffryn Springs 029 20595929
FISHING is steady with most fish falling to anglers tackling up with small imitative pattern flies and Thaw Lake fishing the best.
Cwm Hedd Lakes 01633 896854
THE trout are very selective in the bright sunshine, so the new fishing times for the summer opening should provide the best chance of catching fish.
Evening tickets are now on sale from Wednesday through to Sunday and fishing is from 5pm until dusk.
Ravensnest Fishery 01291 689564
JOHN Griffiths opens the fishery at 7.30am every day and early arrivals have been catching well.
Dave Williams came from Blackwood and caught the week’s best rainbow of 6.25lb while his son Gareth landed a 5.5lb fish. Paul Edwards, from Cardiff, banked a 6lb blue trout while another city angler at the Tintern water was Peter Griffiths who caught six rainbows totalling 16.75lb.
A 4.5lb rainbow hooked on a buzzer helped Sean Collins on his way home to Pontypool with a four fish 11.25lb bag.

Loss of  Angler
SOUTH Wales has lost a top game angler following the death of John Mason, from Whitchurch. Fishing for trout on Cardiff’s
 Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs was where he was most at home, and during the 1950s he was a founder member of Cardiff
 Reservoirs Fly Fishing Club. The club is still active today, despite members having to seek their sport outside the city.

Seven Oaks Fishery 01446 775474
BRIDGEND anglers dominated the week and took all the best catches. Huw Viggers had the week’s best fish, which was a
9.75lb rainbow caught on just his second day out with a fly rod. Derek Hampstead banked two rainbows over 5lb and
Phil Batton’s four rainbows gave him a 15lb bag. Barry Payne fished catch and release and hooked nine rainbows to 4.5lb,
while Gareth Thomas put back seven fish to 4lb.
New Tackle shop in the Rhonnda Cynon Taff area
Planet Tackle 4 Ely Valley Road .Talbot Green Rhondda Cynon Tatt Tel; 01443 229898

Welsh Fishery Pant-y-Bedw are offering free fishing at its Lakes near Carmarthen. The joint venture with the EA has granted a
block licence to give new anglers a taste of fishing without a licence. For more information phone Roger platt on 01437 760081


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