Cwm Hedd Trout Lakes, Gwent
The lake is well stocked with rainbows from 2.25-3lb with a decent number of bigger fish including browns that have been putting in an appearance over the last few weeks. After some shocking weather this week the weekend was a belter with three good fish coming out in one day, all Troutmasters entries. Callum Russell caught a 5lb rainbow using a new rod he received for his 12th birthday; Keith Higgins landed a 6lb 10oz brown on a fast intermediate and a Damsel; and Kieron Jenkins caught a rainbow trout 1oz shy of 7lb using a Hothead Sunburst Blob fished four foot under an indicator. Kieron also took one and released five on Saturday. Luke Thomas and Mark Southward took one and released three, Mark on a Goldhead Montana, and Luke on a Green Blob with an apple-green head, fishing three feet down around the back of the island.
David Davies took one and released one on a Black and White Buzzer and a floating line. Over two visits, Ken Pascoe took two and returned five. Paul Elsworthy took one and returned three on a small black nymph and ghost-tip line. Mike Mckeown took two on a Black and Green Fritz and an intermediate line. Mike Collis, Matthew Russell, Barry Curtis, Graham Davies and Paul Collert all took fish, with Barrie taking a cracking 3lb 6oz rainbow to the delight of his six-year-old son Cole who was on his first fishing trip with dad. John Belcher’s Pink Spider and floating line brought him a rainbow, while Terry Bromwell and Sion Lewis each took one fish, both on Damsels and floating lines, Sion releasing another two and Terry another one.
January ticket offer: If you have fished at Cwm Hedd since October 2014, bring a new angler along and get your ticket on the day for half price (either a five-hour or day ticket). The angler you bring must not have fished at Cwm Hedd before and must be paying at least a £15 concession or £17.50 five-hour ticket.