Grayling fishing has started well, with dry fly and nymph both accounting for fish. In the low water conditions, using small flies has been key to success. Size 16 – 20 nymph and dries being top performers. While low water can be seen as challenging fishing conditions, the fish being ever more alert to danger, it brings the benefit of being able to see grayling take your fly easier. Fabulous fun and very exciting!
Fly fishing lessons continue on the lakes, which are in awesome form. Trout are feeding heavily on small roach and perch in addition to large hatches of buzzers and the last of this year’s caddis. Having a small range of flies covering these food forms in a range of sizes is key to making the most of this bonanza.
Pike fly fishing action just keeps getting better and our average size has been 9lbs in recent weeks with plenty bigger than that. If you plan to try pike on the fly, now is the time! If stories of having to cast monster flies to the horizon are putting you off, know this, you don’t need to. You will have more sport with a smaller fly and find casting so much easier to start with. We carry a range of equipment from 8-10wt covering the newcomer to pike fly fishing and anglers wanting to target big pike . When you need a break, we beach the boat, make tea or break out a lure outfit if you prefer a method change.
By the way, we have a new boat, for your added comfort afloat on a pike trip, we now have Predator!
With all this action, don’t even think of putting those fly rods away for winter!