Saturday, May 12, 2007

Salmon Fishing Report River Dee Wales May 5th 07

I'm afraid it's bad news again for us Salmon anglers, Steve from Barracuda Guiding had a recent salmon fishing trip on the river Dee in North wales. Unfortuntely due to the lack of rain fall the river is running very low and hence not much to report. After talking to local anglers a couple of salmon where seen earlier in the week at Duncan's pool when the water levels where higher. Hopefully with the fresh rain this week (at time of writing) the salmon should start to run.
On a positive note the trout and grayling has been alot better with stocking to commence within the next few weeks.
To obtain tickets to fish the river Dee, they can be purchased from Watkin and Williams. 4 Berwyn Street Llangollen LL20 8ND Tele 01978860652

Meadow Fisheries report 22nd April 07

I apologise to all for the late posting of the fishing report, this has been due to commitments on my other sites. As ever the fishing has been great this last week at Meadow Fisheries, Chester, despite the changable weather. Fishing this venue for only 3 hours produced great sport on Orange Glo Floss Diawl Bachs, see Barracuda Guiding for tying desription. Fishing the Diawl Bach in combination with black buzzers on a floating line, simply keeping up with the wind drift produced amongst others this cracking Blue Trout which you can see is in excellent condition. As the water was still cool a sinking line approach with damsels and nymphs would have brought more to the net, however as you all know I just love fishing the buzzer and nymph combination on a floating line.

When you fish Meadow Fisheries, the centre lake has plenty of blue trout jumping which really gets the heart pumping. This week the fishing conditions have been fairly good with most catches being produced with some cloud cover. Once this happens the trout wil rise to CDC dry's and emergers with black buzzers (Size #12-14) and damsel all on floating lines being a good alternative. At other times its best to fish clear internediate lines with a variety of lures and nymphs. The weeks biggest fish goes to Mr Leo Winstanly with a trout of 5lb 6oz.


If You have never fished Meadow Fisheries, CudaFly and Barracuda Guiding Highly reccomend this venue. We have known the proprietors John and Chris for many years. They both have lots of fly fishing knowledge and do their uptmost to ensure an enjoyable day at their fishery. There is also a well stocked tackle shop combined with friendly advice, stocking such great products from Vision, C&F, Sage and GLoomis.