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.
Llyngwyn fishing report for May
F Dunning of London landed a 4lb Rainbow. One of 7 fish caught on Buzzers from the bank.
Steve of Tenbury Wells caught a 4lb trout. One of 6 fish taken on a Damsel from the bank.
D Jones of Newtown also had a 4lb Rainbow which was one of 5 taken on Damsels and Diawl Bach's.
J Henderson of Rhayader had an excellent day fishing from the bank. He managed to land a total of 15 trout using Buzzers and Beetles.
R Lewis also had a great day catching and returning 14 trout on the bank. All on Foam Beetles.
Ron and Ian Cornwell had a cracking day in the boat netting a total of 24. These were taken on Buzzers, Zonkers, Diawl Bach's and Cormorants.
The carp also continue to provide great sport on the fly in the bay nearest the car park.
Best flies for May were –Damsels, Buzzers, Diawl Bach's, Beetles
Thanks to everyone who attended our beginners day at Llyngwyn today. It was great to meet you all and hopefully we will be able to hold a similar event soon.
1st Paul Metcalf - 6 fish - 3lb 10oz
2nd Roger Lewis - 6 fish - 3lb 9oz
3rd Phil Price - 6 fish- 3lb 9oz
Heaviest fish - John Felton 1lb 0oz
Best Specimen - John Felton
Millennium Doubles winners Phil Price & Ken Holroyd
Very tough conditions for our 2nd club competition today. 10 fisherman caught 28 fish. Best flies were Montana Nymph, Black Pennell, Black and Peacock, Kate McLaren and Bibio fished on floating lines. Next competition is the Claerwen Shield on Sunday 16th June at Claerwen reservoir. Meet at the dam.
Colin Caldecott of Wrexham caught a Rainbow of 6lb which was the heaviest fish of the month. The fish was caught from the bank on a Black Gnat.
John & Christine MacDonald from the Isle of Wight had an excellent day catching a combined 29 fish from the boat. These were taken on Diawl Bach's, Black Pennells and Black Fritz.
Ron Cornwell of Rhayader had 10 trout up to 3 1/2lb and a Carp of around 4lb on various flies from the bank.
Ken & Steve Holroyd both had 9 fish each from the bank with both taking fish up to 3 1/2 lb. These were taken on Buzzers, Damsels and Dry's
Mr Giles of Hay on Wye also had a Carp of around 4lb and 9 trout from the bank. All taken on Buzzers.
Buzzers were also success for B Densombe of Llandrindod Wells who landed 9 trout from the bank.
Best flies for April were –Buzzers, Diawl Bach, Damsels and Dry's
We will be holding an open day at 2pm on Saturday 25th May at Llyngwyn. The session will be free and is open to anyone wanting to start fly fishing. Anyone interested will need to message us so that we have an indication of interest. If successful we may hold further sessions later this summer.
Children under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. You'll need to ensure that you wear appropriate footwear and clothing and also bring sunglasses/eye protection. Fishing tackle will be provided.
1st Paul Metcalf - 6 fish - 4lb 12oz
2nd John Felton - 5 fish - 4lb 10oz
3rd Roger Lewis - 6 fish- 4lb 2oz
Heaviest fish - John Felton 1lb 14oz
Best Specimen - Gavin Rees
Great to see some new faces at our first club competition today and also some lovely fish caught. 10 fisherman caught 45 fish. Best flies were Montana Nymph, Viva, Zulu, Black and Peacock, Kate McLaren and Bibio fished on intermediate lines. Next competition is Sunday 12th May on the Elan Valley lakes.
Rhayader and Elan Valley Angling Association
Fly Fishing Competitions - 2019
28th April - Elan Valley
12th May - Elan Valley
16th June - Claerwen
14th July - Claerwen
8th September - Dolymynach
29th September - Llyngwyn