Friday, August 18, 2006

Last weekend

Here are some random photos from last weekend, when me and the family went to our cottage, near Newtown in the middle of Wales.

Had a few trout between us on the Severn, I had 4 brownies in total, my brothers had a fair few and so did the old man.

Also had a look at a lake up in the hills, which was dead (according to the signs it was too acidic due to the underlying stone) but it was pretty nontheless.

Also noticed some funny small patches of Astroturf fixed to the ground with plastic pegs near Llandinham on the Severn. Any ideas?

Visited the Clewddog dam which was in full flow letting the water out to feed the Severn which was high, given it hasnt rained for ages. It was also cold, as the water comes from the bottom of a huge deep reservoir.

Here's the website

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Better than I expected...............................

Popped down the River Chew, which I hadnt fished for some time due to the dry spell and was pleasantly surprised. Had a few (2) little brownies above the steel bridge and saw plenty rising in the shaded areas. The river is the lowest its been for some time. Perhaps the little bit of rain we've had as freshened things up.

Only downer was loads of people walking and dog walking.

Saturday, July 22, 2006


Fished Chew Magna lake and caught more weed (no not that sort!!) than fish. In fact didnt catch a single fish. Still too hot for the rivers.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Last weekend and the weekend before

Its been a while since I blogged (hate saying that) and things have been quiet on the fishing front what with going away to Venice, working, watching Cricket, watching football, going on the piss etc.

I've lost track of when I went fishing but not really when. I checked out the lower river chew for an hour and caught nothing (again) but note they've changed the look of their website Took a look at the Publow Pond (old carp lake stuffed with stockies) which is apparently favoured by the older members of the club (no need for waders, you could wear slippers on a dry day). Had about 5 or 6 rainbows, all on the dry. Plenty rising, good fun but definately not proper fishing.

Anyway seeing as I've had a bit of a varied time here are a mix up of photos. Headingley, Venice and an old stockie (had to dispatch it, it was never going to survive.

Once this hot, good for nothing weather ends I'll get down the River and do some proper fishing that involves getting wet and stung by nettles.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Rainbows on the dry

Gave Publow pond a go seeing as I didnt have much time.

Caught a 1 1/2 lb rainbow on a small parachute.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Snatched an hour or two before the 'Leeds Weekend'

Just the one on theChew unfortunately. Very hot and dour with only the tail end of the duffers fortnight Mayfly hatch around.

Looking forward to the end of this hot dry spell. Its not good for the rivers and certainly isnt good for fishing.

Monday, June 19, 2006

A long way for nothing

I bombed up to mid wales at the weekend, spur of the moment stuff, leaving home at 5.45 and arriving at the river severn at about 8.30.

There was plenty of fly life around, and the old man got this tiddler;

Had a look at the Rheiw up at Berriew, might try this one of these days. Rivers were low, so I'll need to get my skates on.

I'll look for a link to the Berriew club.