Wales Troutmasters reports for week-ending July 1st, 2016

Rhayader and Elan Valley, Powys
All the Rhayader and Elan Valley waters have picked up after a hot spell of weather. The best fish from the rivers was a 4lb brownie caught by local lad Thomas Skipsey. Chris Taylor landed a 4lb brown trout from Garreg Ddu reservoir in the Elan Valley, one of 19 fish he caught that day. Mr Francis of Redditch also landed 13 browns on the Elan Valley reservoirs on a Bibio and Beetle and all were returned. A 7lb 10oz rainbow came to Ian Russell's (Welshpool) Silver Fritz on Llyngwyn. Best flies on Elan Valley were Montana, Bibio, Hoppers and Zulu. On Llyngwyn, best flies were Hoppers, Damsels, Buzzers and Hare's Ears.

Ynys y fro Reservoirs, Gwent
Most anglers have favoured the bottom pond this week with the majority of the fish being caught  either early morning or late evening. Ken Bowring had an eight fish limit from the Bush bank area to go with the seven fish he caught on two earlier outings. Roger Martyn recorded 11 fish from two sessions, Del Haines took six fish during a morning session and Jeff Wilson took four fish off the dam using a Damsel Nymph. Keith Higgins recorded a four fish return, Graham Ingram- Evans and bailiff John McIndo each took three fish during an evening session. Cardiff member Alan Rees added seven fish in two sessions to his season’s total while two fish returns were recorded by Steve Kean, Phil Harper, Colin Jones, Brian Langley, Ivor Thomas and James Francis. Boat angler Ken Pascoe took seven fish during a morning session, Craig Bowles also landed six fish during his boat session and Bob Bradley took two fish. Martyn Rees and John Eynon each caught two fish from their morning boat. Most successful flies this week have been Hoppers, Buzzers, Damsels and Emergers. The bank fishing has become easier this week after the banks were cut on the bottom pond. The top pond banks will be cut next.