June provided a feast of fly fishing, with excellent sport on rivers, despite low water conditions. One of the beauties of fishing spring fed streams, is enhanced sport during periods of low rainfall. It’s our favourite fishing, with clear water and the opportunity to watch the fish you are attempting to catch. This is typical of our summer river fishing, so if you’ve yet to try it, want to get better at this style of fly fishing and simply want more of this very exciting approach to fly fishing, July and August are a great time to join us! Book your trip here.
While summer time is a more challenging period to catch on lakes, we experienced quality sport to dry fly, nymph and lure tactics during June. Mayflies, shuttlecocks, hoppers were useful dries, buzzers, PTN and damsels were successful nymph patterns, while black, orange, olive and yellow lures also caught fish. Lake fishing will become more challenging during July and August as the fish have so much food to choose from. This is also impacted by water temperature if we get what is commonly referred to as a good summer😁! These conditions are however fabulous for learning in. Anyone wanting to up their stillwater skills or fly casting, should checkout our lessons available daily. Note we currently have limited availability remaining during July.