First, let’s get to the Personal Record Fish bit. As some of you may recall I’ve made a series of New Years Resolutions for 2016 which include my having to better Personal Bests in several different fish species. The list is as follows: Continue reading Talking Rain, Rivers, Reels And Chasing Personal Best Fish
In my last post I’d mentioned that I wanted to give the upper coarse lake at Llandegla Fishery a go. Thus, yesterday I hied my way back to their beautiful location. It was almost lunch time when I arrived. So, I sat down in their great little cafe for a bowl of their delicious home made tomato soup and a couple of thick slices of farmhouse loaf. I paid for my afternoon’s coarse fishing along with my meal. Just under £6.00 for everything, such value for money!
Continue reading Back to Llandegla – Rainbows and Roach
(Note, the map above and all future maps on The Compleat Angler are clickable and interactive. This is because I’ve finally figured out how to do it).
What an absolute diamond Llandegla Fishery is! With two coarse and two trout lakes and a cafe with ridiculously amazing and reasonably priced food all set in the lovely North Wales countryside it’s a venue which will see Continue reading Llandegla Fishery – a Coarse and Fly Paradise
Today was spent at Cheshire Fishing, once more practicing my fly fishing casting, tangling and swearing techniques as well as my “buying stuff from the tackle shop” tactics. (On the satellite photo above the “EFF’s” show the trout pools.) I’m happy to report that I actually caught two more trout on the fly although one of them was so deformed it looked like a Continue reading Talking Trout Fishing and Pole Testing
As you’ll recall (like heck you will, I bet you already forgot) I went fly fishing a couple of days ago and caught my first ever fly-caught fish, I used something fluorescent and feathery and glittery that looked like nothing I’ve ever seen in the Insect World to deceive Mr. Thicko Trout Continue reading Getting Ready For Fly Fishing
With the help of YouTube instructional videos I was “ready” to try my hand at some fly fishing, something I’ve never done before. Off I went to Cheshire Fishing to give it a go. My reasons for choosing this particular fishery were multiple. Continue reading A Trout On The Fly! First Time Fly Fishing
So I took a look at today’s weather forecast. Dry until 5pm, then rain. Great! I was a little worse for New Years Eve wear but finally able to leave the house today at 1pm on a cold but still dry afternoon. I figured a quick 20 minute drive to Llay Reservoir and by the time I tackled up I’d Continue reading Rain and Misery – Thanks, Met Office.
OK, so here’s The Compleat Angler’s New Years Resolutions. In 2016 I promise that I will:
1. Catch a Pike. I’ve never caught one in my life. I’ve “hooked” a few while reeling in tiddlers but of course under those circumstances the pike is holding on to the little fish and they always let go right at the end. So, in 2016 I’ll have to set some time aside Continue reading 2016 Fishing New Years Resolutions
Today was a glorious, mild, sunny December day, a wonderful day for fishing thus it goes without saying that I couldn’t go due to prior engagements. Tomorrow is forecast to be windy, wet and just plain ‘orrible, and so it’s quite probable that the weather will scupper any chance of fishing.
In the meantime, it’s on to Continue reading Still Looking At Pole Options
Last month I paid £7.00 to join Llay Angling Club. This was their discount price for joining so late in the year. Today I found out Continue reading Llay Reservoir, An Absolute Welsh Gem!