Midlands Fly Fishing — The Blog￼
Other than the 3 days lost to lakes being iced up during December, the fishing is great! Clients new to the sport or previously unconvinced about fly fishing in winter have enjoyed the fruits of learning some new tricks!
Top flies are lures, buzzers, bloodworm, damsels and sparse general nymphs like the hares ear right now.
Wishing you a great Christmas from team MFF!
We are right in the middle of autumn, our river trout season has just ended with a bang and Stillwater fishing is getting better by the week as water temperature drops and food availability reduces.
Our river trout fishing ended as normal, little competition for our clients in the form of other anglers and loads of trout bulking up prior to winter and spawning. Result, some awesome fly fishing to both dry fly and nymph. For you early birds, we are taking bookings for season 2018 starting April.
The Stillwater fly fishing on the other hand is just starting it’s highly productive season. Water temperatures are good for the trout and they are hitting fry, sipping buzzers, slapping down crane flies and slashing at sedges. The opportunities are ample to both catch and learn. In addition to the trout, we’ve been helping many people prepare for salmon fishing trips, advising on gear and tweaking spey casting technique. At the same time some salmon sized trout are being caught on the lakes.
2017 has started where 2016 ended, plenty of quality fly fishing for trout on the lakes. A variety of nymph and lure tactics have been successful and it’s been great to share this with clients who want to improve their existing skill set.
Another popular activity right now is tuning up your fly casting in readiness for Spring. Several anglers joined me during January to start casting programs and it looks like February will follow suit. If improving your fly casting was a New Year’s resolution, then come join me.
Looking forward the remainder of winter and spring will provide great stillwater action for trout and pike too over the next few weeks. A new river season is on the horizon and spring is starting to look busy.