Wales Troutmasters reports for week-ending September 25th, 2015

Ynys y fro Reservoirs, Gwent
Fishing has been particularly good on the bottom pond for both boat and bank anglers. Cardiff member Ray Tucker managed a limit in and around Pipe Bay using a combination of Hoppers and Buzzers, while Association president Martin Williams landed seven fish from the same area,a dding two more fish from another visit. Colin Jones and day ticket holder Barry Powell each caught six rainbows with both then catching a further two and three trout respectively. Ian Wootton caught five fish from his evening visit. Permit holders Alan Rees, Stewart Gordon, Robert Watkins and Terry O'Connor each caught four rainbows, while a brace of fish were landed by Ian Hewitt. John Mcindo, Mark Roberts, Chris Neale, Mike Brake, Chris Daniels, Steve Kean and day ticket visitors R. Amesbury and A. Jones. Boat fisherman Shaun Cotterell used his boat sessions alongside Keith Higgins to land a total of 11 rainbows while Craig Howells and Lindsey Kirkwood shared a boat to catch seven and two fish respectively. Ken Bowring's boat outing realised five fish. On the top pond Colin Jones and Terry O'Connor added three and two fish to their bottom pond catches, while Coleford member Paul Bevan used his day ticket to take two fish. Successful flies during the week included Deer Hair Sedge, Hoppers, Daddies and Pheasant Tail Nymphs.
At the weekend regular boat user Craig Bowles, from Cowbridge, used a combination of dries and Shipman’s Buzzers to land seven fish, including a brace weighing 2lb 8oz and 2lb 7oz. Ken Bowring and Ken Pascoe boat-fished in a dead calm but managed seven and four trout from a morning session. Around the banks of the bottom pond, Mike Brake landed five rainbows from the dam and Farmhouse Bay, using Diawl Bachs and PTNs. Day ticket visitor Brian Jailler caught four fish, as did permit holder Alan Rees. Head bailiff John Mcindo and fisheries treasurer Colin Jones each landed three fish from the bush over an evening session. Day ticket visitor M. Hurst caught his brace of fish, with a similar catch being made by Ian Wootton and John Morgan. Committee member Laurie Fry caught and released a specimen trout of 3lb in his evening catch. The top pond has seen less activity but Aberdare member Bill Seward found fish from the railings bank, landing three rainbows to 2lb 8oz on a combination of Bloodworm, Buzzers and Daddy Longlegs. Users of the Association website will be pleased to learn that a second video of Ynys y fro has been produced by member Andy Hofrock.