Despite the low water conditions, many fish were landed, mainly on small nymphs fished upstream in the faster runs.
Even in the clear water, the fish showed a definite preference for flies with either a Fl. orange or Fl. pink thorax, unweighted flies were best as they kept the hooks out of the weed.
In Hugues best session 15 fish were landed to just over a pound in weight. Although many undersized fish were also returned to the water and shows a good crop of fish for the future.
Gareth Jones commented ‘Hugues’s patient approach proved just what was required in the low water conditions’
Written by Kieron Jenkins