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Fishing Report April 2016

Posted on April 11th, 2016

Early Spring at Loynton Lakes

Great early spring fly fishing at Loynton Lakes!

March and early April have provided excellent fly fishing opportunities on still waters large and small.

First Trout on Fly!

It’s a great time to start fly fishing. Here Andrew displays his first trout on fly.


Quality brown trout from Carsington Water

Guide Don Stazicker with a quality brown trout from Carsington Water.

The buzzer fishing has really taken off on the lakes now, a selection of black, red and olive pupa have produced fish most days. When the hatch is not on, lures fished on floating, intermediate and sinking lines have produced the goods.

The coming weeks will bring better and better nymph and dry fly fishing, plus the river season gets into high gear and dry fly fishing becomes much more consistent.

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Fishing Report at 29th April 2015

Posted on April 29th, 2015

April 2015 has treated us to some wonderful fly fishing for trout! On the lakes and reservoirs a mixture of lures and nymphs, buzzers in particular, have accounted for many great catches and some superb individual specimens. Towards the month end we’ve experienced some good dry fly fishing opportunities too with emerging midge and olive patterns taking quality fish.River fishing is really coming into it’s own now. The nymph fishing is fantastic with dry fly becoming increasingly effective as hatches build.

It’s been a busy month here at Midlands Fly Fishing, our popular corporate events have been a huge success.

Corporate fishing days

Make your boss take you fishing!

The reservoir fly fishing seminar was a great hit at the fabulous Carsington Water. Anglers who attended varied from first time reservoir fly fishers to the very experienced, everyone provided positive feedback, having learnt much to further their fly fishing.

reservoir fly fishing seminar

An enjoyable and informative morning, prior to a successful afternoon’s fishing.

If you missed out on this event, don’t miss out again, checkout our May Stillwater event here!

Our daily guide trips, fly fishing and casting lessons have been busy too, as many people look forward to the prospect of increasingly good trout fishing as spring progresses and Mayfly season approaches!

learn to fly fish

Kevin started his fly fishing with a bang, the 7 trout he caught confirming he had learnt much from his lesson!

Come join us waterside this spring!

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Fishing Report at 6th April 2015

Posted on April 6th, 2015

River Wye Brown Trout

Happiness is a Spring brown trout

What a difference warm sunshine makes at this time of year. It feels fantastic to be waterside, making the most of a new river trout season, plus fabulous spring stillwater fishing with you all.

On the lakes, buzzer hatches are increasing, providing great sport with quality trout. Pre and post hatch, time is best spent prospecting with lures, or casting to trout chasing baitfish.

River fishing is heating up too, with good hatches of olives, stoneflies and midge encouraging trout to start looking up for food. Sport is far more consistent to nymph fishing tactics currently, however a few more days like today will encourage more surface feeding activity.

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