Friday, 9 June 2017

River Runs

It's been over a month since I last posted which is not great, I always have ideas and intentions for the blog but boy does life get in the way!
Tech and personal problems have been a major factor lately, one has prevented me posting while the other has prevented me fishing as much as I would like. When I have managed to get out, it has mainly been on the Glaslyn, I live close to the river now so it just offers convenience where I have a couple of hours free.


The above was a particularly Memorable fish from the Lower Glaslyn one evening after work. The fish kept following my lures but then being spooked, I had to leave the pool three times and return before finally hooking it. This fish was a proper fighter too, finally taking a Duo Spearhead Ryuki 40S and look at it, a proper battle scarred warrior! Some of its tail was missing and it really looked as though it had fought some hard battles before, possibly the best fighting fish I've had on the river.

Not too long after I caught that fish we had some seriously heavy rain and I struggled to find even half decent fish for a while after that. Every time I went I just found small fish attacking my lures and that gets old real quick.




It started to pick up for a time but, the proper Sea Trout seem quite thin on the ground, resident fish always seem quite obliging though.



The rains have been back with vengeance  lately though and the lower Glaslyn's appeal wearing off a little. I have therefore been having a bash in stretches I haven't fished before and although I have lost a fair few fish in the torrent, I've enjoyed it.
The river doesn't seem to have quite the head of Brownies compared to other rivers in Gwynedd, but enough to keep me reasonably happy, The following were caught whilst field testing some new products for HTO;




I'm going to do a bit more on the mid and upper stretches as I lost a couple of very nice fish up there, one pool in particular also just screams Salmon at me, tell me does this look sexy or what?!


Tight lines.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Tecwyn Uchaf again

With not a great deal of time today I decided on the easy option and popped up to Tecwyn Uchaf for an hour or so. It was Rainbows from the first cast, I think the place must have recently been stocked as the fish are all of the same size and were absolutely smashing minnows in the margins.

Stockies are a bit boring if you ask me but they're still loads better than work!




A better day weather wise mind and the views from up there are pretty cool, always something to stimulate the senses.




Tight Lines.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Wild and Windy With a High Chance of Rainbows

It was blowing an absolute hoolie today and a bloody strong easterly too. This put to bed my first idea  for some rockfishing on the peninsula, I didn't really want to be struggling up there after a good hour or so drive. I therefore decided to stay local and fish for Trout once more.

I visited Tecwyn Uchaf first but boy it was cold up there! I didn't venture too far around the lake, I figured the food and fish would end up on the west end anyhow, being as the wind was blowing fierce to that end, it seemed as though I was right too as third cast in I had a small Rainbow in the net.


I hooked and lost three more and landed another of similar size too. I was honestly hoping to get some brownies but both the wind and Rainbows got the better of me and I headed off to Cooks Dam to get some shelter and try for some wild fish there. 

One thing more noticeable than Tecwyn Uchaf is how low the water is just now, we have had so little rain through April, things just seem weird.
The fishing was a little tougher at the Dam but eventually I did get some Brownies on the Duo Spearhead Ryuki 50S, they were quite the acrobats today too!




Though there was nothing epic I feel quite satisfied with that little session, I do however desperately need a decent full on salt fix soon! I do really enjoy fishing for Trout but I am even starting to miss the small Pollock now, lets hope I can get on it soon!

Tight Lines for now.