The Angle of the Cast
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Update 14th September 2015.
Gareth Green today on the Welsh Dee into double figures on the 'GH Sunfly', well done Gareth, nice fish too.
Update 6th September 2015.
Fishing on Sunday the 6th September when the (team) John Stephenson, Tim Wood and I ventured out in the Upper Welsh Dee. 36 Trout and Grayling between us on dries, nymphs and spiders. Great banter as usual with John managing a 'pipe' between each fish, sometimes two 'pipes'..... a nice relaxed day as fishing should be enjoyed. Tim fished the same beat alone on the 5th and had 10 and on the 4th and netted 26 which shows that the Upper Dee was on fire!! this weekend.
Update 1st August 2015.
Tim Bartley in the upper Dee today mastering the nymph, reach casts and ended up with 4 Brown trout and 3 Grayling in an afternoon session.
Update 4th July 2015.
John and Neil have waited patiently for their few days break in the Upper Dee Valley and their first attempt at river fly fishing. They both put in a great performance today in a horrible wind at times with a total of 14 fish between them, a mixture of Brown Trout and Grayling, with the 'Rat' and the 'GH Sunfly'. Well done!
Update 27th June 2015.
Ian Knight in the Upper Dee today managed 4 fish and missed a few more, well done Ian a great enhancing day on the methods.
Update 9th June 2105.
Pete Shaw in the Upper Dee today nailed them on a 'GH Sunfly' and some on the 'Rat', some great fishing there Pete, well done you.
Hi Gwilym, I just wanted to say thank you for a marvellous day on the River Dee. Although it was only a days instruction I can honestly say that I learnt more in that time than I have ever done from reading Fly fishing magazines or books ! It was great the way you simplified the instructions and methods to use and I will definitely be booking another lesson with you shortly.
Many thanks Peter Shaw.
Its was great to be out with you Peter, many thanks !
Update 22nd May 2015.
Annan Fishing trips 2015, please follow the link below.
Annan Trips 2015
16th April 2015
Spent a couple of days on the Annan with Iwan Lewis, whilst fishable, it delivered poor conditions with a bitter cold easterly wind on the first day, the same wind on the second day but with sunny conditions. A few March Browns and Olives were hatching, but not enought to generate much interest in the trout.
We did manage a few fish to Nymphs and one on a Dry Fly between us. A cracking 55cm Grayling was Iwans best fish, the fattest I have ever seen and possibly in excess of 3lb together, with a 1.5lb Grayling and a 1.5lb Brown Trout that came to a dry fly. The big Grayling gently picked out of the net and returned to do its spawning business. A 55cm Brown Trout for myself on a 'Rat'. The area as far as growth in the vegitation is in question, is about two weeks behind us here in North Wales, but, just about ready to switch on and burst into action. Some pics for you, looking forward to my return up north in a few weeks time.
12th April 2015
Tim Brown in the upper Dee today in a gale of wind that developed had a beautiful out of season Grayling to hand for release and also a couple of nice Brown Trout. Great fishing in such awful conditions. One of the Trout.
2nd April 2015
As the River Dee itself is still in flood I decided on a tributary in the upper reaches today, somewhere i had not visited before and it was worth the effort, a nice Brown Trout and a partly devoured out of season Grayling to the 'Rat', bloody Avian predation !
27th March 2015
Dan Stevens set through his paces with a double hander on the Conway today, he mastered the Double Spey and the Snap C in a 2 hour stint, well done Dan.... practice.. practice..practice before the Silver Tourist arrive with you there!
12th March 2015
Barry Evans, John Stephenson and I fished the Upper Welsh Dee today and in a 4 hour session we managed 34 between us, 28 Grayling and 6 Brown Trout.... all the brownies were caught by John, there were a few flashes for the sight indicator fly during the day also, not long now before the hatches will appear.
8th March 2015
Two groups of Anglers preparing for their yearly River Annan Trip got together in the Upper Welsh Dee today. Fishing in rather wet conditions they managed 33 between them, 28 Grayling and 5 Brown Trout. Well done gang, here are some pics.
19th January 2015
Just received this message and pic !
Had a short practice session this afternoon with the leader to hand.The flies and indicators you made did the business, landed 2 cracking Grayling.
Many Thanks John.
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