Chew Valley Lake

Techniques 

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 

The Easter weekend sees two competitions on the lake so it will have a complete "hammering". It may be best left alone for a few days afterwards.
But, if you need to go, there are many areas worth trying. Good hatches North Shore, Spring Bay, Stratford, Moreton and off the Nunnery stones. Plenty of fish too around the cages.
Bright lures still working, but the static or slowly fished buzzers are going very well!

Must Have Flies 
Report from: Martin Cottis
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