Pat Sharman of Talgarth qualified to fish in the final at Draycote with a bag of 20 lbs, and a heaviest fish of 10lbs 12oz. Ben Evans of Rhayader came a close second, with a heaviest fish of 9lbs 8oz, and a total bag of 19lbs 12oz.
The festive period proved good for most anglers at Llyngwyn, but hard for a few. Roger Lewis of Rhayader landed 24 fish on three visits to the lake, the heaviest weighing 4lbs and the best daily bag was 4 fish for 13lbs. Some large fish were caught, the best being a 9lb rainbow caught by a gentleman from Whitchurch on a pheasant tale nymph. Also, Rob Davies of Llandinam had one weighing 8lb, caught on a small Cats Whisker. M.Bradbury of Hereford had a catch of 5lb 8oz caught on a cormorant fly.
The winner of this year's annual Fur and Feather competition was Roger Lewis. Roger caught 6 fish weighing 11lbs. Second place went to Marc Morrie with 6 fish weighing 10lb13oz and third place went to Alex Morris with 6 fish weighing 8lbs. Well done to everyone who competed and Thank you to the The Elan Hotel for providing the lovely meal afterwards. Hope you all have a Happy Christmas, from everyone at Rhayader & Elan VAlley Angling Association.
A channel has now been excavated in the lake to make the landing stage by the Car Park more accessible for boats. The lake is being stocked twice before the Fur and Feather competition on Sunday 18th December, so fishing should be good. At the moment, the usual flies are catching well, Damsel / Cat's Whisker / Montana. Ken Holroyd of Tenbury Wells landed an 8 lb Rainbow on a Damsel, fishing from the Bank, but this month most fish landed were in the 2 – 4 lb range.
The main part of lake has remained fishable through November in spite of the recent icy conditions.
RHAYADER & ELAN VALLEY ANGLING ASSOCIATION LLYNGWYN
October was the month for the big fish at Llyngwyn: Lynn Evans, Rhayader 10 lbs Pat Sharman, Talgarth 8 lbs G. George, Hay on Wye 7 lbs 8 oz Rob Davies, Llandinam 6 lbs 8 oz R. Ball, Beddgelert 5 lbs 8 oz Gordon Bolton, Rhayader 4 lbs 8 oz The big fish were going for various flies e.g. Cat's Whisker, Damsel, Blob, Buzzer, and Diawl Bach. The Annual Fur and Feather Competition will be held at Llyngwyn on Sunday 18th December.