Tag: rainbow trout

It’s been a while since we did any ‘proper’ fly fishing as we’ve either been away, sea fishing or either running or training for some sort of running related silliness so I was looking forward to a visit to our local fly fishery, Mere Beck. The lakes looked great and Gordon, the owner of the fishery had obviously been busy during the summer months with the lakes, streams, reed beds and trees all beautifully maintained. The weather was bright with not much wind, not exactly idea fly fishing conditions at…

Share

We’ve not been out sea fishing for a while as the weather hasn’t been too clever but we did manage to get out for a quick fly fishing session at our local fly fishery, Mere Beck. The weather was against us with bright sun, no cloud cover and almost no wind which meant mirror flat, calm conditions but I still persevered with trying to catch on a dry fly, off the surface. I had a couple of ‘nudges’ but nothing to get excited about. Wendy, after managing to catch a…

Share

Over the past ten weeks we’ve been learning to tie our own flies for fly fishing with Pat Stevens from FlyTek Fly Fishing. We’ve learnt a lot and although we are by no means experts at least we now know how to tie the majority of flies we use. As Pat is the manager at Foxhouses Lake Fishery the class were invited to join Bolton Fly Tying Club for one of their matches where we each had to choose 3 flies we had tied ourselves and only use those 3 for the…

Share

Sorry about the lack of post recently but what with the weather and various bits of reel life getting in the way we’ve not been able to get out and about as much as we’d like. The main reason recently though is that we’re both giving up smoking – I’ve smoked for over 20 years now and I’ve finally had enough, smoked my last 11 days ago and honestly… haven’t missed it as much as i thought I would. The big test was last weekend though, we’ve been avoiding ‘trigger’…

Share

It was a very cold and frosty morning as we set off to Fylde Trout Fishery last Sunday. With more layers on than a polar explorer and flasks of hot coffee and soup we arrived about an hour after dawn to thankfully find the lake had not frozen solid although as soon as we got out of the car our fingers did good impersonations of icicles. After reading the reports from the previous few days we both elected to start at the far end of the lake with Cats Whisker…

Share

With not getting out recently I was looking forward to a spot of fly fishing at our local fishery, Mere Beck and woke to a slightly overcast morning with a hint of drizzle in the air, not great weather for most but fantastic for trying to temp a trout or two. I arrived around the same time as Gordon, the owner, and after the obligatory chat got down to the fishing. First fly to try was a cats whisker, a white lure type fly with a white tail, green /…

Share

As the nice people at Fishtec sent us some of the new 2011 Airflo Forty Plus line to test we took a trip down to our local fly fishery, Mere Beck, last Sunday to see if we could tempt any trout to come and play. The weather was bizarre to say the least, red hot one minute, hammering it down the next, then hot enough to dry everything off again 10 minutes later. After reading the reports from the previous few days we both fished a buzzer, washing line style, with…

Share

Last weekend the wind and rain finally died enough for us to get out fishing, we’d no bait for any of the summer sea fishing species so we went up to Mere Beck for a few hours on Monday evening for a touch of fly fishing. With the sun still fairly high when we arrived at 6pm we started at the rear lake with nymphs, fished deeply on a slow retrieve. I had one take which I missed but after an hour and a half of fishing this method, using…

Share

With the fantastic weather last weekend after all the usual garden centre faffing about we visited our local fly fishery, Mere Beck, to see if we could finally break our duck. It’s amazing how much better you feel when the weather is nice and it was T-shirt time as we donned our new vests, laden with flies and line and meandered our way to the back of the fishery – the plan being to gradually move back towards the lodge as the day wore on. We knew the fishing would…

Share

As the sea fishing has been so grim over the past few weeks and giving Dave a ring at Fylde Trout Fishery to make sure the lake was free of ice we spent a very pleasant, if cold, Sunday morning doing our best to tempt Rainbow Trout out of the depths of the very cold water. Our initial plan was me to fish an intermediate line with lures to search the depths while Wendy fished a floating line, also with lures, higher up in the water – hopefully covering all…

Share