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 

Buzzers are the way to go, though I guess that a dial bach will work too. Fish areas where you can only just make out the bottom. Favourite spots continue to be Herons Green Bay, Villice and North Shore.
No sign of rising fish yet!

Must Have Flies 
Martin Cottis

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