High summer is typically a time when river fishing is more productive than stillwater. This year has been no exception. While the lakes became much more challenging as August progressed, clients experienced some epic sport on rivers. Between hatches, terrestrial patterns such as beetles and ants often caught well at the surface. When trout wanted a subsurface fly a mixture of small bead head nymphs in various colours, plus czech nymphs worked a treat as you can see in the above photo.
September and October provide some superb river fly fishing. In my opinion some of the best fishing and with less anglers on the bank than Spring. Join me for a great day out this Autumn!
Although lake fishing has been tough, the cooler weather recently has seen an upturn in sport. From now on, fishing is only going to get better as we move through Autumn. Big hatches of buzzers have been triggering fish, though forget size 10 hooks, we are talking 16-20. Pearl PTNs, butchers, diawl bachs, have also been a productive part of the mix, as trout swapped between nymphs and small fry. Now the fry are bigger you can scale things up a little, moving to larger lures for fry feeders as the weeks go by. Another highly productive bug to imitate are Corixa. When trout are on these, they are incredibly productive, definitely an under used fly.
Want to make the most of your autumn fly fishing? Drop me a line here!