October has been a month of good fly fishing, with many quality rainbows and browns falling to both nymph and lure tactics. While catches to dry fly are reducing now, it’s still possible and good fun to challenge yourself when fish are really moving!
Rainbows to mid double figures have been caught, plus a number of browns and blues. Lots of fry bashing activity means specific fry patterns are working well, especially roach style patterns. General lures like the yellow dancer, cats whisker, etc. are also productive. These fished on floating, intermediate, sink tip and medium sink lines according to conditions have done well for visiting anglers
Nymph fishing has been productive using floating, sink tip and intermediate lines to present general nymph imitations like the hares ear, diawl bach, pheasant tail, plus buzzers in various colours and bloodworm. A useful tactic is to fish one of the above under a shuttlecock dry fly!
For more information, checkout the video report from Steve Yeomans our resident instructor. Simply click the image below!