Report for week ending 22nd sept.
Very often these days the weather forecasters get it right but when it comes to Llyn Brenig we need a weather forecast all on its own as it has a micro climate that is unique to this part of the world. The forecast was for a warm and dry end to the week and indeed down in the Vale of Cwyd it was but up here on the moors there was cloud and drizzle. However Sunday did see some lovely warm sunshine and clear skies. The water temperature has dropped quite considerably and now stands at 13 degreesC. It has been a hard week of fishing for many as there appears to be quite an abundance of fly life around and it has been difficult to pick the right pattern to use. However if you get it right then there are still rich pickings to be had. The rod average for this week is 3.9 fish per angler which is actually very good considering the difficulties and supports the idea that for those that crack the code the rewards are there.
The top bag this week, tipping the scales at 17 lbs 0 oz, goes to Mr. Clive Noble from Tyn-y-Groes , and the biggest fish of the week was caught by Mr. S. Rogers from Wrexham who landed a 4 lb 6 oz rainbow. Mr. Ivor Jones also had a good day catching 6 fish for 14 lbs 15 oz , he is pictured above with the biggest fish that he caught, a 3 lb 15 oz rainbow.
The Trout League recommenced on Saturday with match five taking place. With one match to go the situation couldn’t be closer and both the team winner and the individual winner will both be decided by the very last match. This week Mr. Ned Thomas fishing for S.Ogwen came first followed by his team mate Mr. Norman Davies; Mr.Mike Williams fishing for Team Foxons came in third place. The top two team places were shared by S. Ogwen and Team Foxons with Forty Plus coming in third. This does set the situation up perfectly for the last match on October 20th and if you thought team fishing couldn’t be exciting think again. This has the same tension as the last game of the 2011/12 season when Man City had to beat QPR to clinch the title and only managed to do so in the last dying seconds of the game!
Who will be the Sergio Aguero of Llyn Brenig? Will it be Ned or will it be Mike or will we see Norman coming up on the outside like a thoroughbred race horse. I can’t wait for the battle to commence.
The North Wales police also had a competition at the Brenig this week with 8 anglers taking part with 35 fish being caught. Mr. Harry Wynn Jones had the biggest fish of the day weighing in at 3 lbs 5 oz. Congratulations to all those mentioned above.
Top flies this week have been Daddy Long Legs, Damsel, Cats whiskers, Black Spider, Heather fly and sedges. However it appears that something small and black has the desired effect. The hot spots this week for the boats have been Hafod Lom and Tower Bay. For the bank fishermen there has been success fishing off the Nant Glyn shore, Sailing Club Bay and the Visitors Centre.
May I remind everyone that ‘Pike Week’ will be taking place from November 1st to November 4th and it is important to note that if you are interested in taking part you will need to pre book a boat before November 1st. There have been sightings this season of some very impressive pike and this augurs well for a fantastic few days of fishing. May I also remind you that the boat fishing season ends on October 31st but bank fishing will continue at the Brenig only until December 1st for the cost of £10 for a 3 fish catch return.
The main gates will shut at 6.45pm this week and all boats need to be back on the jetty by 6.00pm.
Jim Jenkins – Seasonal Ranger.