14/07/19 - 4th club competition results - Claerwen
1st John Felton 4 fish
2nd Lynn Evans 4 fish
3rd Paul Metcalf 3 fish
Heaviest fish - John Felton
It was a challenging day for the 2nd Claerwen competition of the season. The bright skies kept the fish down in the morning but there was some great dry fly sport in the afternoon thanks to patchy cloud cover. Congratulations to John Felton on winning the competition and thanks to everyone who attended. Next club competition is on Dolymynach reservoir sunday 8th September.
Our 3rd Beginners session on Llyngwyn will be held at 5pm on Saturday 3rd August. Please can everyone wishing to attend let us know so that we can ensure we have adequate numbers of anglers and equipment.
Llyngwyn fishing report for June
John Henderson of Rhayader caught the heaviest fish of the month weighing 5lb one of 6 fish caught from the bank on dries and buzzers.
John also had another cracking day catching 10 fish on dries buzzers and Diawl Bachs with the heaviest fish weighing 3.5lb.
K Jones of Tenbury Wells also managed to land a 3.5lb rainbow from the bank on a Black Shuttlecock.
Ian Cornwell of Bridport had a great day landing 10 trout for a combined weight of approximately 18lb caught on a squirmy worm.
Mark Esworthy of Howey landed 8 trout for an approximate combined weight of 15lb. These were taken on an Adam's from the bank.
Best flies for June were Buzzers, Dries and Nymphs
The second Claerwen club competition will be held on 14th July 10am - 5pm. If you wish to attend please meet at the dam from 9am onwards.
Committee members will be undertaking essential maintenance at Llyngwyn from 5pm onwards on the evening of Thursday 18th July. Any additional volunteers would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who attended our beginners day today. Conditions were a bit tough but we did manage a couple of hook ups. Great to see the improvement in casting and retrieving. Will hopefully have another session later in July.
16/06/19 - 3rd club competition results - Claerwen Shield
1st Lynn Evans
2nd John Felton
3rd David Davies
Heaviest fish - John Felton
Best Specimen - Ian Lewis
Lots of small fish caught, but with the Coch-y-bonddu beetle failing to show up the bigger fish kept their heads down. 9 anglers caught 23 fish. Best flies were Montana nymph, Kate McLaren, Black Pennell, Zulu, Diawl Bach fished on Floating and Midge tip lines. An Otter was spotted in the reservoir and appeared to be doing better than most. Congratulations to Lynn Evans on winning the Claerwen Shield.
Llyngwyn Fly Fishing Beginners Day - We will be holding another free beginners day at 4pm on saturday June 29th at Llyngwyn. It would be great to see those who came to the last beginners day, plus anybody else keen to have a go at fly fishing. Please let us know if you wish to attend so we have an idea of numbers.
Sunday the 16th of June is the date of this year's Claerwen Shield. The date is picked each year to hopefully coincide with the emergence of the Coch-y-bonddu beetle which get the trout rising. Everyone is welcome and if you would like to join the competition we meet up at 9am at the dam wall and head off at 10am. Completion finishes at 5pm and we meet up a The Elan Hotel, Rhayader no later than 5.30pm for the weigh in.