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 

Depending upon your style of fishing, either head for shallow places and fish dries or stay in deeper water with lures! Plenty of fish around the lake so you can be confident that you are over fish in most places. Though interestingly there seem to be few behind the island!
Also a good week for bird watchers - ospreys were present almost all week!

Must Have Flies 
Martin Cottis

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