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Update 16th October 2014

Playing with the new Computer today editing pics etc... new programmes and trying to get used to them, found this one of a Grayling trying to throw the hook.



Update 7th October 2014

Evan Jones today on the Upper Welsh Dee, please check out the Welsh Dee page, quality fish.




Update 6th October 2014

River Dee slightly up (Freshened) by the rain last night.... nowhere near the flood that it requires !!

Update 30th September 2014

Spent the day afloat on Lake Vyrnwy today in very calm conditions with just a small breeze on now and again... which I was chasing round. Managed 3, 1 Rainbow and 2 Brownies on a size 24 Olive Shutlecock.... yes they were very fussy, but a great day. Rainbow hooked in the eye... it inspected it that close... so one for the pan ! fully tailed and cut nice and pink.



Update27th September 2014

Conrad Webb had a day out with me on Lake Vyrnwy yesterday and had 3 Brown Trout and 1 Rainbow on a dry ' Daddy'. Pics on Lake Vyrnwy page.

Update 13th September 2014

Jon Kerr ended up his week on the Welsh Dee with quite an average, 70 in total including a 1lb 8oz Seatrout, fantastic fishing, well done JK!



Update10th September 2014

John Kerr ended up with 15 fish yesterday 9th September, and 20 today ! great fishing by Jon under a very harsh sun.


Wild Brown Trout and Wild Mint Flowers

In action with the GH Sunfly.

Last fish today 'Airborne' a 2lb Grayling.


Update 8th September 2014

Jon Kerr started his fishing break with me on the Upper Dee in style today bringing 14 fish to hand on a dry 'GH Sunfly'. Some pics.







Looking forward to tomorrow !!! well done JK.

Update 1st September 2014

Paul and Joseph fished with me today, the Grayling were on the dries for most of the day, the
'GH Sunfly' doing the damage. They ended up with 19 between them, 15 Grayling and 4 Brown Trout. Well done to both of you. Some pics.











Update 26th August 2014

Check out the Llyn Brenig Reservoir page.

Update 19th August 2014

Paul Evans came for Intruction in how the 'rod works' today and stuck to the task well in very windy conditions on the Mountain Lake. He did manage one Brown Trout on a Dry fly but it was awfully dour there. A change of plan led us to the Upper Dee where the conditions were much fairer to us. Paul managed his first 'Grayling' on a Dry Fly, well done !, keep practicing the 'Casting Skills'.




Update 15th August 2014

Check out the Summer Grayling Page.

Update 8th August 2014

'Gold Medal Winner', William Angell James' outing on the River Dee.
Please see the
'Summer Grayling' page.

Update 7th August 2014

'Burwarton Show' was very busy with warm and kind weather to help us along. 'Casting Demknstrations were well received and great fun was had in the two acuracy casting competitions with a number of successes along the way, each succesful patricipant receiving a 'Greys' Cap.
Great interest shown in the Fly tying also.
Will look forward to next years show.



Update 6th August 2014

Andy Pulford came back yesterday for another session on the Upper Welsh Dee. His previous session was in late January 2013 when the river during the day turned to 'grue' with ice forming in the rod rings. Whilst we managed three Grayling that day it was very difficult fishing, full report on yesterdays outing on the 'Summer Grayling Page'.

Update 31st July 2014

Roger Johnson had a day with me yesterday in the upper Welsh Dee and managed 20 fish Grayling and Trout on Dries, Leader to Hand method, and, Nymph infront of the dry. Full report on the Welsh Dee Page

Update 25th July 2014

Dry and HOT weather is not a good combination for great fishing conditions, but we have to make do with what is thrown at us.
PLEASE CHECK THE SEATROUT FISHING PAGE FOR THE LATEST NEWS

Update 28th June 2014

Check out Arthur Llywelyn's visit in the Upper Dee in the Summer Grayling page.

Update 20th June 2014

On the 21st and 22nd June 'The North Wales Country Show' is on at the Rhiwlas Estate in Bala. I shall be demonstrating 'Casting' at 12 noon and 3pm on the River Treweryn. Come and say hello !!

Update 4th June 2014

Tied to the desk here !! orders have cleared me out of 'Coch-y-Bonddu' Beetles ....



Update 25th May 2014

Chirk Fishery 25.5.2014

Update 22nd May 2014

Just returned home from Scotland, my third visit to the River Annan this year. This was a holiday with a day's fishing thrown in on Wednesday and what a day it was, please follow the link below for a report and some pics.

Annan 3 for 2014

Update 12th May 2014

River Dee in full flood.... should be some 'Silver Tourist' about after this.!!

Update 5th May 2014

6 nice Brownies in as traditional a manner as possible

Please follow the link below.

Welsh Mountain Lakes

Update 2nd May 2014

John the man at home on the Tannat today !!!!



Update 1st May 2014

For Chirk Training Day 27th April please visit the Chirk Fishery page and follow the dated link.

Annan Trip 2 2014

Please follow the link below.

Annan Trip 2

Update 17th April 2014


A nice Brown Trout to Steve Daley today with the leader to hand method



Update 16th April 2014

Paul and Joseph Taylor had a day with me today in the Upper Dee. Both had been for a few lessons on the Chirk Training Day and wanted to enhance their abilities to include river fishing, totally different to the stillwater they had been used to. The casting lessons that they had experienced within the 'Gwilym Hughes School of Fly Fishing' with myself Trevor and Steve, proved very useful and the transition from still to running water did not prove too difficult after the initial few casts and tangles..... both got into the rythm of it. With the New Zeland method and Dries with greatly executed reach casts they accounted for 20 fish between them for the day. An exceptional day considering it was their first on the river. Well done to both, great fishing ..... I am very impressed..

Please follow the link below for some pictures.

Paul and Joseph Taylor

Update15th April 2014

Mark Baring and his son Patrick two day break in the Upper Welsh Dee

Please follow the link below for the report.

Mark and Patrick Baring

Update 12th April 2014

What a contrast to yesterday!! a very cold downstream wind hampered the fishing today, but, Tim still managed 6 out of season Grayling and 2 Brown Trout on the 'GH Rat' in the main, but at around 3pm there was a slight respite which lasted only a few minutes but allowed some 'Dry' fly action Tim managed a Grayling on a 'GH Sunfly', well done Tim a hard day but you fished well.



Update 11th April 2014

With the temperature rising, calmer weather, the trees bursting into leaf, SPRING has arrived in the Upper Welsh Dee. Grannom are hatching and this weekend should see quite some activity on the River.

Update 10th April 2104

Annan Trip 1 2014