Chew Valley Lake

Tip of the week 
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 

Across the middle in good conditions and decent wind lanes there are plenty of fish - and really good fish that have obviously been feeding well....I have thought for a long time that at this time of the year most of the buzzer hatches are after we have gone!
There are also fish at Moreton, Stratford and Wick. A few in areas behind the island and of course the bulk at the dam.
Some decent weather is all that you need to have a chance on these "resident" fish.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Martin Cottis
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