Month: November 2013

Pike on a Fly

I used to fish for pike when I first joined the Club, but the rule of killing all pike didn’t work for me so I stopped. I’m not sure why I haven’t fished for these toothy critters since, because we can now return them!! After a failed attempt with John Aplin to catch a River …

Q=2*W*H^1.5

When gazing at the river have you ever wondered how much water is flowing past you? The Club’s website gives the link to the Environment Agency and the water levels at Loud’s Mill and the weir on the Stinsford side stream but how do those relate to the amount of water flowing in the river? …

Grayling Bug

Here is a cracking grayling bug and one that fishes well in coloured water, exactly the conditions yesterday during the grayling workshop. It is based on a traditional grayling dry fly the Sturdy’s Fancy and was one of Reg Righyni’s favourite flies. I switched this to a nymph added a tungsten bead to get it …

Grayling Workshop

Another successful workshop and I know a lot of anglers walked away with new skills on how to catch these wonderful fish. Conditions were fine, except for a slightly coloured river, but still plenty of grayling were caught by bait and by fly (I think fly even out did bait today!!) Thanks to John Aplin …