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 

If you are out in the day then keep with the sinker and fish in the deep water around the dam. Some fish were caught on floaters (and I managed to get a few fish to look at my dries), but, the chances are that sinkers will produce most fish.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Martin Cottis
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