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 

I believe that, like on Blagdon, there will be some decent resident fish coming on the feed around the lake, but they will take a bit more guile to catch as they will have been feeding naturally for a long time. Dries or small nymphs high in the water will catch these fish.

Must Have Flies 
Martin Cottis

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