July saw lots of clients having lots of fun, learning lots of new stuff and catching lots of fish! Does it get much better? Check out the details below.
Bryce just edged the best fish of July with the cracking brown trout he was rather excited about above. A possible contender for fish of the season especially if you catch her at the season’s end! By that time this fine lady will have packed on some weight munching on large numbers of caddis and shrimp.
Several other clients experienced encounters with large fish as both the river Coln and Wye fished well. Some very exciting caddis and terrestrial fishing and heart pumping sight fishing with both dries and nymphs produced fish, enjoyment and development of anglers skills day after day. Well done everyone!
Lake fishing was better than expected, though variable from day to day. While it was tough for beginners at times many still caught as shown by Nikki above.
Several clients returned for lessons in how to tackle tough summer fishing conditions, everyone picking up knowledge and skills that will continue their fly fishing development. All were highly successful in putting those skills into practice landing numbers of good trout. Richard Withnall summed up his trip with Steve saying “You’ve just made my life! I’ve learnt more in 1 day than the previous 10 years.” Richard also caught a new personal best rainbow to cap it.
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Looking to August
Pin fry, damsels, caddis and corixa will be key prey items for stillwater trout during August. As predicted for July a mixture of attractor patterns and slim nymphs with a touch of sparkle will work well as a team. However a single fly approach with damsels and corixa in the margins can work wonders when fish are feeding hard.
Rivers will be responding well to a careful approach with small nymphs, terrestrial dries and caddis with a myriad of other species thrown in for good measure. Keep your eyes peeled for what trout are actually taking rather than the flies you would like them to take (i.e. larger ones).