Cwm Hedd Fly Fishing Report 18/05/14

Cwm Hedd Fishery Report

A beautiful Cwm Hedd rainbow caught on a cat’s whisker

How is Cwm Hedd fishing?

The roller coaster weather in the last few week has made it all the fun of the fair for anglers, who have rummaged through fly boxes and more obscure places in the quest to find flies to tempt the fickle rainbows. The soaring temperatures on the weekend mainly brought out the sun cream and hats (plus a mellow rendition of Summertime drifted across the lake at one point), but on Friday it was a damsel, cat, black buzzer, a bloodworm, an orange lure and a bucket load of experience that brought top anglers of the week Ken Bowring and Roger Martyn 19 rainbows between them:  Ken on an intermediate line and Roger alternating an intermediate with a floating fly line.

Other top anglers of the week were Colin Cox and Dave Eckett, Colin taking two and releasing 5 on a bloodworm and Dave taking one and releasing 5, also on a bloodworm; Paul West and Lee Ashcroft each took one and released four, Paul on a gold buzzer and floating line, Lee on a hare’s ear, diawl bach and a tadpole on a mini tip fly line. Paul Elsworthy and Alan Powell each took one and released three and one respectively on a bloodworm and mini montana, each angler on a floating line. John Belcher took 3 over two visits and released one on a spider and floating line, then a cat and intermediate line. Keith Cox took one and released one on an intermediate line and a black and green tadpole. Early morning or evening fishing is advisable, or a bit of both with a long siesta at the lodge in between!

£200 tag fish still for the taking

Still evading capture is the wily £200 tag fish, the £1 entry is going to make one angler very happy any time soon.  Still, while the tag fish is still out there the donation that will be going to Velindre Cancer Centre is growing and is now over £100

Poppy fish: British Legion Competition 16th November 2014. £30 entry fee plus sponsorship. Nearly a quarter of the places have already been taken, so early entry is very important if you don’t want to miss out. Cash prizes totalling £215.00. Entry forms available at Cwm Hedd lodge or download at


Open Wed/Thurs 7am-5pm, last admission 2pm; Extended hours for bank holiday weekend: Fri/Sat/Sun, plus bank holiday Monday 26th May 7am -9.15 pm:  last admission 5pm

I’m considering being open Thursday evening this week (in the words of Joan Armatrading ‘I’m open to persuasion’):  ring me on Thursday afternoon to check, or let me know beforehand if you definitely want to fish that evening.

If early anglers have left by the last admission times then the gates will be closed, so don’t be late or it will make you very grumpy when you can’t fish!

Tel 07813 143 034 or lodge during fly fishing opening hours:  01633 896854

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