Fishing update for 2015..................
 
Dear all;
 
Profound apologies for lack of updates. I have a couple of recent updates to start things off again but first a couple of general points about the water level and condition to catch up and answer some queries:
  • The water level is low due to a faulty valve in the tower. Repair is out of the control of the fishing association with decisions and plans are being made by Welsh Water. The intention of Welsh Water is to allow the level to fall to a naturally low level and then drain and complete the repair. At present, the level is not nearly low enough to consider this so we continue as normal (or as normal as possible).

  • Although levels are much lower than many have seen before, there is still plenty of water in the reservoir and fish are moving, feeding and thriving as they always have. They certainly continue to put up a good fight and are as acrobatic as ever!

  • I fished the reservoir yesterday (15th August 2015) and the water looked fantastic. Very clear and no sign of algae. I was out in a boat but there were several anglers fishing on the East Bank where fish were being caught (and lost). Although the contours of the available bank has changed due to the low level and newly exposed areas, there are many areas available with less snags to interfere with back-casts.

  • The stocking programme is continuing (and never stopped). The same principles are being applied with the intention to maintain the same head of fish as in previous seasons.
 
Fishing update w/e 25th July 2015:
 
Hello, regret fishing difficult at present, water level is quite low and anglers must take extra care when approaching the water at various parts of the reservoir.
Water is very clear and fish are showing just below the surface and searching for food. Fish are being caught at various parts of the reservoir especially near the pontoon, north and east banks (near the tower).
Les Murphy netted the best Rainbow of the week that weighed 4lb 8oz whilst boat fishing. Other catches from the boats included John Edwards 1 fish 2lb 12oz, Eddie Ricci 2 fish 4lb, Ken Thomas 1 fish 3lb 4oz, Malcolm Reed 1 fish 2lb 2oz, John Lillycrop 2 fish 4lb 12oz.
On a later visit Les Murphy caught another fish 2lb, Glyn Row 1 fish 2b Matt Smith 1 fish 2lb, John Morgan 2 fish 4lb, Ann Heming 3 fish 5lb 10oz best fish 2lb 2oz, Peter Evans 1 fish 2lb 4oz and Keith Masters 2 fish 3lb 12oz.
Anglers catching from the bank included Randall Bick 1 fish 2lb oz, Julian Jones 1 fish 2lb, Colin Poole 1 fish 2lb 5oz, M. Wagstaff 2 fish 2 fish 7lb best fish 2lb 10oz, Alan Shearn 2 fish 3lb 11oz, Malcom Reed 3 fish 6lb 14oz best fish 2lb 14oz.
Catch and release anglers included Howard Davies jnr 3 fish, John Edwards released 2, Mike Roberts released 5, Ken Pascoe released 2, Les Murphy released 6, Arthur Murphy released 3 and killed 1 that weighed 4lb. Most anglers used floating, intermediate and/or sink tip lines with various patterns of flies and lures eg cat’s whisker, bloodworm, damsel nymphs and diawl bach and occasionally a viva.
The stocking programme continues with top quality Rainbows and fishing should continue to provide good sport in August. See the notice board in the lodge for further information and up to date details.
The spring bank competition was won by Julian Jones with six fish 12lb 15oz and runner up was David Wells with four fish 7lb 15oz.
A. Johannesen.
Returns Secretary.
Fishing update w/e 8th August:
 
A difficult fishing week, water level lower than usual but very clear with fish moving just below the surface. More fish were introduced during the week and again the fish were of a very high quality and the average weight per fish was 2lb – 21/2lb.
Both boat and bank anglers caught fish.
Boat anglers included Keith Masters 5 fish-8lb, Matt Smith 3 fish 6lb 5oz best fish 2lb 9oz, Jack Wells 5 fish-9lb 12oz best fish 2lb 8oz, David Wells 5 fish-12lb heaviest fish 3lb, Mike Davies 1 fish 2lb 8oz, Glyn Row 2 fish-4lb 11oz, Bob Peake 1 fish 2lb 4oz, Les Murphy 1 fish 3lb 1oz, John Lillycrop 3 fish-7lb 15oz best fish 3lb 1ozs, Trevor Watkins 5 fish 9lb 14oz , Arthur Murphy 1 fish 2lb 3oz, David Jones was back in action and took advantage of a spare boat and caught 3 fish 7lb 14oz that included the heaviest fish of the week that weighed 3lb 8oz, Arthur Murphy during another visit later in the week caught 1 fish 3lb. Tony Heming was also back in action and caught 3 fish-5lb 12oz. Roger Pike 3 fish-8lb best fish 3lb, Bob Stoodley 1 fish-2lb 8oz, Colin Poole 2 fish 4lb 10oz but on a previous visit failed to land a fish despite hooking several. Randall Bick 2 fish 5lb 10oz best fish 3lb.
Successful bank anglers were Lionel Davies 4 fish-8lb, Barry Jones 1 fish 2lb, Rick Howell 1 fish 2lb, Mike Davies 1 fish-2lb 8oz, Don Thomas 1 fish-2lb 4oz, David Bailey 1 fish-2lb 6oz, Colin Poole decided to bank fish and caught 1 fish 2lb 7oz, Eddie Ricci 2 fish 5lb 3oz, John Higgins fish 3lb 10z, Mike Brooks 1 fish-2lb 4oz, J.Gittins 2 fish 3lb 8oz, M.Ellis 2 fish 3lb 12oz, Peter Williams 2 fish 4lb 12oz.
Catch and Release anglers were Peter Evans released 2, Arthur Murphy released 2, Les Murphy released 2, Ken Pascoe released 5, Alan Shearn released 4, Richard Elms released 17, Howard Davies (Jnr) released 5.
Top flies and lures were bloodworm, cat’s whisker, red and black Montana, diawl bach, damsel nymph, pheasant tail nymph and black buzzers.
Details of fishing times and closing times are displayed in the booking in lodge.
A. Johannesen.
Returns Secretary.

 

Fishing update w/e 15th August:
 
Fishing difficult but water very clear and lower than usual although plenty of fish are moving just below the surface as they search for food. More fish were introduced during the week and were of a very high quality with an average weight of 2 to 2.5lb per fish.
Bank and boat anglers caught fish; boat anglers included P. Chambers 4 fish-9lb best fish 3lb, G.Gittins 4 fish-9lb 8oz, A. Gittins 4 fish 10lb 4oz, jack wells 1 fish 2lb, Matt Smith 5 fish-11lb 8oz, Glyn Row 1 fish-3lb 2oz, T.Watkins 3 fish 6lb 8oz, A.Morgan 3 fish-7lb best fish 3lb, Richard Green 2 fish-4lb 8oz, Richard Cooper 3 fish 7lb best fish 3lob, Les Murphy 1 fish 2lb 4oz, Steve Hunt 1 fish 2lb 7oz, G.Owen 2 fish 5lb 12oz, and Les Murphy during a later  visit caught another Rainbow 2lb 7oz.
Bank anglers were Don Thomas 2 fish 5lb, Mike Farrell 1 fish 2lb 4oz, Mike Brooks 3 fish 6lb 7oz best fish 2lb 4oz, Steve Musto 5 fish best fish 2lb 7oz all caught during an early evening session, Rick Howell 1 fish-2lb, Alan Shearn 1 fish-2lb.
Catch and release anglers were G. Owen released 2, Alan Shearn released 4 and killed 1, Ken Pascoe released 16 and killed 1 Glyn Row released 3, M. Roberts released 10, K. Masters released 3, John Edwards released 4, and Dave Roberts released 6.
Top flies and lures were bloodworm, damsel nymph, cat’s whisker, daddy long legs, montana, diawl bach, hoppers, buzzers and various patterns of gold heads.
 
Hopefully the next couple of weeks should be quite productive and September should also be a good month at the reservoir.
 
A.Johannesen.
 
Returns Secretary
 
15th August 2015.   
 
 
 
Fishing update w/e 22nd August:
 
A frustrating week for a few anglers. Apart from a few days weather conditions were difficult for the boat and bank anglers. Another quality stocking of Rainbows during the week.
Fishing from the boat were Glyn Row 1 fish 2lb, G. Mackie 2 fish 4lb 12ozs, Paul Godwin 1 fish 1lb 12oz, Richard Hallaran 1 fish 2lb 12oz, Steve Hunt 1 fish 2lb 7oz, Les Murphy 1 fish 2lb 4oz, Ken Pascoe 2 fish 4lb 10oz, Howard Davies 2 fish 4lb 4oz, S. Lax 2 fish 3lb 14oz, John Lloyd 1 fish 2lb 6oz, David Jones 4 fish 9lb best fish 2lb 12oz.
 
Those anglers fishing from the banks included Steve Musto 1 fish 2lb 6oz, A.C. Lamb 1 fish 2lb 4oz, Chris Cuff 5 fish 13lob 7oz, John Payne 5 fish 9lb 7oz, best fish 3lb 2oz, Lionel Davies 2 fish 4lb 11oz Chris Daniels 2 fish 3lb 12oz, Mike Davies 2 fish 4lb 4oz, Don Thomas 1 fish  2lb, John Williams 3 fish 6lb 3oz, M. Wood 2 fish 3lb 12oz, Dave Edwards  3 fish 6lb 5oz, Peter Davies 4 fish 5lb 8oz.
The tump and east bank continue to be hot spots and fly plus lures were favoured
 
by anglers to catch their fish including bloodworm,  Diawl bach, damsel nymph, sedge, orange pattern gold heads, and viva’s.
 
Hopefully the next month should result in more fish being caught.
A.Johannesen
 
Returns Secretary.
 
22nd August 2015

 

Fishing update w/e 29th August:
 
A much better week apart from one day of very bad weather but the association were able to continue with a further stocking of quality of fish before the August Bank Holiday. Bank water level is fairly low  and extra care is required when fishing from the  bank.
Paul Godwin 3 fish 6lb 9oz, visitors C. Parkinson one fish 2lb, M. Brownfield one fish 2lb, J. Manning I fish 2lb 6oz, Don Thomas one fish 2lb, Paul Godwin took the opportunity to fish again during the week and caught 5 fish 10lb 4oz, Colin Poole 1 fish 2lb 3oz, Sam Jones 1 fish 2lb 6oz, Steve Musto 3 fish 5lb 3oz all caught from an early evening visit, Peter Gould 3 fish 6lb 8oz best fish 2lb 8oz, John Edwards 1 fish 3lb 1oz, Mike Brooks 4 fish 8lb 7oz best fish 2lb 6oz, David Bailey 2 fish 4lb 4oz, Don Thomas 2 fish 4lb 3oz during a further visit later in the week and Alan Shearn 4 fish 7lb 10oz.
Regular boat anglers included Les Murphy 2 fish 4lb 3oz, Ken Pascoe 1 fish 1lb 14oz, Howard Davies 4 fish 10lb best fish 3lb, Paul Godwin had another visit but this time took the opportunity of a spare boat  and caught 5 fish 9 lb 12oz, Roger Barnes  netted 5 fish 10lb 110z but had to wait for nearly an hour before  landing his fifth fish.
 
Malcolm Reed 3 fish 6lb 3oz, Dave Jones 3 fish 8lb 7oz best fish 3lb 8oz that took most of the backing from the reel during the capture. It was also the heaviest fish of the week. Arthur Murphy 2 fish 4lb 4oz, Gareth Morgan 5 fish 11lb 1oz, Mark Edwards  5 fish 10lb, Steve Hunt 5 fish 11lb 2oz, and R. Light 4 fish 9lb.
Catch And Release details, Arthur Murphy released 3, John Edwards released 2, Mike Roberts released 12, Glyn row Released 4, Richard Hallaran released 2 and killed 1, Colin Poole released 5, H.R. Davies
 
released 5, Keith Watkins released 4, David Green released 6, Peter Thomas released 5. Bank hot spots were North and East bank and the pontoon area. Top flies  and lures diawl bach, daddy long legs, hoppers, black buzzers, damsel nymphs, bloodworm, sedge and various gold head  patterns. Details of new finishing times are displayed in the lodge.
A Johannesen.
Returns Secretary.

Fishing update w/e 5th September:
 
Fishing improved during the during the week with many anglers catching fishfrom the boats and bank. Bank anglers David Wells 3 fish 6lb, Jack Wells 4 fish10lb, Colin Poole 4 fish 9lb 10oz best fish 3lb 1oz, Matt Smith 3 fish 6lb 12oz,
Roger Barnes 4 fish 8lb 4oz, Les Murphy 1 fish 2lb 2oz, Mark Edwards 2 fish4lb 6oz, Gareth Morgan 1 fish 2lb, Alan Shearn 4 fish 9lb 3oz, Arthur Murphy 1 fish 2lb 4oz, P Bradney 3 fish 6lb 5oz, best fish 2lb 11oz, Paul Godwin 5 fish 10lb 2oz, C Hayson 1 fish 2lb 12oz, G Pritchard 4 fish 9lb 4oz, Malcom Reed 1 fish 2lb 2oz, Ken Thomas 1 fish 2lb 6oz, Tony Gethin 5 fish 11lb, Alan Gethin 5 fish 10lb 3oz.
 
Bank Anglers D Lockhart 5 fish 10lb, best fish 3lb 2oz, Chris Daniels 2 fish 4lb. Steve Musto 5 fish 10lb 12oz, best fish 2lb 4oz, Don Thomas 4 fish 10lb, David Bailey 5 fish 11lb 8oz, best fish 2lb 12oz, Lionel Davies 1 fish 2lb 13oz, AC Lamb 1 fish 2lb 4oz, Chris Daniels on another visit 1 fish 2lb 12oz.
 
Catch and releases, Ken Pascoe released 12 fish, Les Murphy released 3, Peter Evans released 2, John Edwards released 2, Alan Shearn released 2, E Gallaway released 2, Howard Davies blanked but Ken Pascoe during a later visit realised 7, Alan Shearn released 8 during another visit, R Elms released 11, Mike Roberts released 19.
 
Top flies included Diawl Bach, black gnat, damsel nymphs, daddies, bloodworm, Montana, various patterns of goldheads, coupled with floating, intermediate, sinktip and fast sinking lines.
 
Finishing times are displayed in the lodge.
 
A Johannesen
 
Returns Secretary
 
 
Fishing update w/e 19th September 2015
Fishing improved during the during the week with many anglers catching fish
from the boats and bank.
Bank anglers David Wells 3 fish 6lb, Jack Wells 4 fish 10lb, Colin Poole 4 fish 9lb 10oz best fish 3lb 1oz, Matt Smith 3 fish 6lb 12oz, Roger Barnes 4 fish 8lb 4oz, Les Murphy 1 fish 2lb 2oz, Mark Edwards 2 fish 4lb 6oz, Gareth Morgan 1 fish 2lb, Alan Shearn 4 fish 9lb 3oz, Arthur Murphy 1 fish 2lb 4oz, P Bradney 3 fish 6lb 5oz, best fish 2lb 11oz, Paul Godwin 5 fish 10lb 2oz, C Hayson 1 fish 2lb 12oz, G Pritchard 4 fish 9lb 4oz, Malcom Reed 1 fish 2lb 2oz, Ken Thomas 1 fish 2lb 6oz, Tony Gethin 5 fish 11lb, Alan Gethin 5 fish 10lb 3oz.
Bank Anglers D Lockhart 5 fish 10lb, best fish 3lb 2oz, Chris Daniels 2 fish 4lb. Steve Musto 5 fish 10lb 12oz, best fish 2lb 4oz, Don Thomas 4 fish 10lb, David Bailey 5 fish 11lb 8oz, best fish 2lb 12oz, Lionel Davies 1 fish 2lb 13oz, AC Lamb 1 fish 2lb 4oz, Chris Daniels on another visit 1 fish 2lb 12oz.
Catch and releases, Ken Pascoe released 12 fish, Les Murphy released 3, Peter Evans released 2, John Edwards released 2, Alan Shearn released 2, E Gallaway released 2, Howard Davies blanked but Ken Pascoe during a later visit released 7, Alan Shearn released 8 during another visit, R Elms released 11, Mike Roberts released 19.
Top flies included Diawl Bach, black gnat, damsel nymphs, daddies, bloodworm, Montana, various patterns of gold heads, coupled with floating, intermediate, sinktip and fast sinking lines.
Finishing times are displayed in the lodge.
A Johannesen
Returns Secretary
 
Fishing update w/e 26th September 2015
 
A very good week of fishing around most parts of the reservoir. Catches caught by boat and bank and many limit bags were taken.  Another stocking of quality fish were introduced and anglers went away with at least one or more fish.
 
Boat catches included Steve Hunt 5 fish 12lb best fish 3lb, Ian Morrison 1 fish 2lb 3oz, John Rutledge 3fish 5lb 13oz, David Bailey 5 fish 12lb 6oz best fish 2lb 12oz, Lionel Davies 4 fish 8lb 8oz best fish 2lb 6oz, P. Bradney 1 fish 2lb 6oz.
 
On another visit John Rutledge caught 4 fish from an early afternoon boat session 8lb 4oz, John Edwards 1 fish 2lb 15oz, Les Murphy 1 fish 2lb 6oz, Gareth Morgan 1 fish 2lb 14oz, Howard Davies 2 fish 5lb 8oz, Peter Shroll 1 fish 1lb 14oz. R. Bateman 4lb. Bank anglers also included A. Lamb 1 fish 2lb 4oz, John Higgins 2lb 12oz,Peter Gould 2 fish 5lb , Vic Duke 6lb 9oz, Mike Brooks 1 fish2lb 2oz, Nick Sattin 2 fish 5lb both fish weighed 2lb 12oz, Randle Bick 3 fish 11b best fish 3lb.
 
Catch and Release anglers were Ken Pascoe released 10, Arthur Murphy released 2 killed 1, Ken Pascoe released 6 and killed 1 on a later visit, K. Masters released 3 and killed 2, Mike Roberts released 13 and killed 2,Phil Jones killed 2, Alan Lewis killed.
 
Best fly and lure patterns included damsel nymph, diawl bach, bloodworm, red and black Montana’s, black gnat and gold coloured beaded patterns.
 
Details of the latest finishing times are listed in the lodge.
 
Last day of 2015 season:  Saturday 31st October.
 
A. Johannesen,
Returns Secretary.
 
Fishing update w/e 17th October 2015
 
A difficult week for fishing mainly because of the cold and sometimes bitter cold winds.
 
Anglers caught fish from the boats and bank and limits were taken and anyone that did catch were well pleased.
 
Boat anglers included Dave jones 3 fish 7lb 12oz best fish 3lb, boat partner for the day Fred Burton caught 1 fish 2lb 8oz, Les Murphy 1 fish 2lb 12oz, Gareth Morgan 1 fish 2lb 12oz, Trevor Watkins 3 fish 7lb 4oz best fish 2lb 12oz, Alex Frazer 2 fish 4lb 6oz best fish 2lb 12oz, Tony Heming 2 fish 4lb 2oz, Ann Heming 5 fish 9lb 6oz best fish 2lb 2oz ,David Bailey 2 fish 5lb best fish 2lb 12oz, Don Thomas 1 fish 2lb 4oz, Keith Masters 2 fish 4lb ,Dave Ball 1 fish 2lb 5oz, Brian Thomas 2 fish 4lb 4oz, R. Bateman 3 fish 8lb  best fish 3lb and 1 weigh 2lb 12oz, John Morgan 1 fish 2lb 3oz, Peter Williams 2 fish 4lb 7oz, Howard Green 3 fish 5lb 6oz, Roger Davies 4 fish 5lb. Bank anglers were Colin Poole 1 fish 2lb 5oz,David Green 3 fish 4lb 9oz, G. Smith 1 fish 3lb,Mike Wood 3 fish 5lb 2oz and Richard Cooper 3 fish 3lb 14oz.
 
Catch and Release details Keith Masters killed 2 and released 4, Les Murpy killed 2 released 2, Mike Roberts killed 2 released 10. Howard Davies released 4 none killed, Ken Pascoe released 5 none killed, Alan Shearn released 4 none killed and Howard Davies released 2 none killed, John Edwards released 1 none killed.
Best flies/lures Montana’s, cat’s whisker, daddies, Diawl bach, gold heads, sedge patterns bloodworm, small black buzzers and a Snail variation.
 
A very slow retrieve and sometimes a very fast one will suffice.
Finishing times and relevant details are posted it the lodge.
 
A Johannesen
Returns Secretary

 

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