Report Week ending 21st June.
'That was the week that was’ is an apt way to describe many a week that passes us by in our lives. Whether it is remembered in a few years’ time is extremely doubtful unless something of great import happens in that week that will have a major impact on us. So weeks slip by and life slips by. This week at Llyn Brenig is perhaps one such week whereby the week has gone without too much incident as the natural rhythms of nature take their course. We have many a week at the Brenig when the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings give the place a feeling of timelessness. The longest day of the year was on Sunday and despite a rather damp and drizzly start the day did pick up and we enjoyed a glorious evening and it has been much the same story for most of the week with variations of sunshine and showers throughout the week. The water temperature is again creeping up and is now at 13.7 degrees C. Despite this the fish are still a little bit down in the water and we still haven’t seen a lot of fish rising around the lake.
The rod average this week has maintained its recent high levels and stands at 5.3 fish per angler. The conditions have contributed to this with the warmer water temperatures, light winds and plenty of cloud cover making it almost ideal conditions for fishing. The biggest fish this week was caught by Mr. D.L. Jones from Wirral Game Fishing Club who caught a rainbow weighing in at 3 lbs 2 oz whilst the biggest bag of the week was caught by Mr. Donald ‘the man with the Jack Russell’ Griffiths from Wrexham who recorded a bag of 14 lbs 8 oz. It was heartening to read Mr. John Williams’s comments from Tal-y-Bont when he wrote that the Brenig ‘is the best lake around’. We certainly aren’t going to argue with his assessment!
Sunday also saw the second round of the Brenig Trout League take place. The conditions for fishing were very good and the competitors all had a splendid day of fishing. The final outcome couldn’t have been tighter with a few ounces separating the top three places. In the end it was the Welsh Hawks who took first place with the Cheshire Hawks coming in second place and the TCF Falcons securing third place. The top weight of 18 lbs 0 oz, which included time bonuses, was achieved by Gareth Jones from the Welsh Hawks . The win by the Hawks keeps them in overall first place with the Brenig Cats in overall second place. We await the next round with bated breath!
Llyn Brenig played host to Aberaron Fishing Club on Saturday as they held a club competition on the lake. The club has visited the Brenig over a number of years and it was good to hear them comment that they’d had a wonderful time and that the Brenig had fished just like the old days!! Everyone had caught fish and the top rod went to Mark Pritchard.
The hot spots this week for boat fishermen have been the Quarry, the Dam wall and Tower Bay whilst bank fishermen have found success in Sailing Club Bay, Tower Bay and the Brenig Arm.
The top flies have been green and orange fritz, buzzers, cat’s whiskers, nymphs, dabblers and montana.
Next Sunday we are very privileged to host the Moc Morgan Classic which is in memory of Moc who passed away recently. It is an open competition and will be a fitting tribute to Moc. The following week, on Saturday July 4th , there will be the Anglian Water Airflo competition and all the boats for this event have been booked.
The main gates will be shutting at 9.00pm this week.