Shorter days, lower average temperatures, saw trout action improve as the month progressed on the lakes, while river fishing on the Wye at least continues to be good. In both cases the bigger fish are showing!
Lakes continue to produce well to midge and sedge pupa, dry caddis and daddies fished dry and sunk. We are also seeing visually spectacular fry feeding at times, that is only going to increase during the last quarter of 2011!
Our river trout season is just about to wrap up, the only river we have guided in recent weeks is the Derbyshire Wye, as water levels else where are dire! Surface action with terrestrials, olives and caddis has been very productive and when this has been quiet, very small nymphs have caught well, with fish to 3lbs.
Fly fishing for pike is on the up, with numbers of smaller fish, plus some nice perch providing everyone with good fun on a fly rod. October/November are typically excellent months for pike as they feed up prior to winter. We have a number of trips already booked, drop us a line to discuss your trip.