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 

If it carries on getting warmer as today, then maybe we can expect to see some fish moving on top. Otherwise keep plugging away with buzzers and drawls on "washing-line" tactics. The dam end is the most prolific at the moment.

Must Have Flies 
Martin Cottis

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