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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.
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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

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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

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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..

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Paul and Joseph Taylor

Update15th April 2014

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

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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