Midlands Fly Fishing — The Blog￼
I’m delighted to report, June has been another fantastic month for fly fishing! Lakes have fished very well overall, with some top quality fish landed and many clients making great improvements to their fishing, something which is so rewarding for me to see. Nymphs came out on top overall, with buzzers, PTN’s, hare ear, damsels and mayfly nymphs top performers. Dry fly fishing was also productive on the right day, with mayflies, caddis, daddies and F flies scoring, one client had 9 fish to dries at Loynton.
River wise, the Derbyshire Wye experienced a superb Mayfly season and fishing was tremendous over the month, despite river levels fluctuating regularly. With fly hatches both abundant and diverse the fish had every reason to rise. The trouts larder further stocked with copious terrestrial insects, gave them further reason to poke their noses through the surface film regularly.
Looking forward to July, expect the lake fishing to become a little more challenging as food availability for the trout sky rockets. Earlier and later in the day will be most productive on average. On the rivers, expect further great fishing, especially during spells of consistent weather. If we ever get any that is!
May’s fly fishing, right into early June as I write, has been anything but average. The lakes fished superbly, while rivers only really seemed to hit form during the final week of May.
River fishing really has followed the weather during the first part of the 2012 season, very up and down. Finally however we are getting some consistent dry fly action, particularly on the Derbyshire Wye, famed for it’s quality surface fishing and superb fish. The Mayfly hatch is in full swing as I write, though with plenty of terrestrial insects, daddies, beetles, green fly, plus caddis and a mass of upwing species, their are plenty of flies that will catch fish.
Lakes have produced some of the best dry fly sport I’ve known this spring. We had masses of Hawthorn again, plus beetles, daddies, midges, olives and now mayflies and damsels. When dries have not produced, nymphs have, though the majority of fish have been caught off the top, with clients having great fun.
We have a few days available during late June for last minute fly fishing lessons, do get in touch for our latest availability.