With shorter days, fishing is improving overall as we move into autumn. Certainly some days are hard, particularly when it’s warm, bright and a pleasure to be outdoors. Cooler, overcast days are as usual more productive for fishing. Plenty of trout have been moving and feeding through August and early September. Dries and sparse nymphs have been most productive, though as always lures have there day too.
The lakes are being stocked regularly, there are plenty for you to chase and sport will get better and better as we move through autumn. It’s the start of big fish season and we are expecting some epic fry bashing to take place anytime. Try matching your fly to the two inch roach holding around the lake margins. When they don’t want large flies try sparse buzzers, hares ear nymph or a daddy/sedge dry fly. All are producing fish, it just needs a little experimentation to find out what they want when.