Chew Valley Lake

Tip of the week 

For nymph fishing, long leaders and team of three flies - "buzzer" pupae in various colours. It is important to move the flies VERY slowly if at all! With dry fly, best to use two flies on a 12 foot leader spaced about five feet apart. !2 on the point and 14 on the dropper. For the pike a wire trace is compulsory, and as there are some very large fish in the lake, a minimum tippet strength of 25lbs is required. Large (2/0 and 3/0) bait immitations are best

Seven-day forecast 

In total we had 16,804 trout caught from the lake. The average weight of trout was 2lbs 10oz. The best brown trout weighed 9lbs exactly and the best rainbow was 9lbs 1oz. There were 259 trout caught that weighed between 4 and 5 pounds, another 51 between 5 and 6 pounds and 45 over six pounds.

Must Have Flies 
Martin Cottis

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