Wales Troutmasters reports for week-ending July 29th, 2016


Ynys y fro Reservoirs, Gwent

As with many trout fisheries at this time of the year, Ynys y fro has been affected by the extremes of weather. Whilst the top pond continues to recover from the effects of a reduced flow of water (now fully restored), most fishing has again taken place on the bottom pond. Anglers able to fish either early in the day or into late evening have been finding fish whilst boat anglers have been able to fish the deeper areas of the reservoir. Boat anglers Ken Pascoe and Keith Higgins have each recorded limits with Keith adding a further three fish from a second boat outing. A three-fish boat return was also made by Shaun Cotterill and James Francis. with the latter adding to an earlier four fish total from the bank. Around the banks, and mainly between Pipe Bay and Farmhouse Point, a number of anglers have been successful. Long-time member Bernard Stephens and Cardiff fisherman Jeff Wilson caught four trout, Dave Howells and Ken Bowring each caught three fish with a brace of rainbows being landed by day ticket holders Lindsey Kirkwood, Mark Roberts, Bob Bradley plus Neil Charlton, fishing on a visitor's permit. Hoppers, Pheasant Tail Nymphs and Hare's Ear patterns did well.