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 

Start at one of the better spot and if you catch a few then move to other areas and enjoy the day. The weather is set to be warm for a few days yet (today out was around sixteen or seventeen most of the day).

I've been persuaded to go out on Thursday so hopeful for some light winds and warm air.

I'll have a good look round the lake as I have no need to catch loads of fish.

Must Have Flies 
Martin Cottis

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