May's catch report sees the rivers gradually returning to life again with the warmer weather causing some big hatches of upwing flies, and the stillwater fish taking dries as they gorge themselves on hawthorne flies.
There hasn't been a real spate on the local rivers this month so there's been no reports of seatrout as yet, but with the Bank Holiday forecast showing heavy showers (of course...!) we may see the first ones in the coming weeks.
Graiglwyd Springs - Penmaenmawr 01492 622338
Charlie Evans caught the lovely 14lb rainbow trout above on a black leach pattern off a intermediate line. This well stocked fishery is certainly living up to it's reputation, with some great catches of fish in the 4-5lb bracket along with plenty of doubles too. (I had 23 fish there earlier this month)
Leeches, tadpoles, snakes, and damsels working well on sinking lines plus black buzzers, hawthornes flies and daddy hogs on floating lines.
Tan-Y-Mynydd - Abergele 01745 826722
Good numbers of tigers, big browns and rainbows coming out at this lovely little fishery of late. Pink snakes seem to be working well in the evenings, with various buzzers fished under a klinkhammer indicator picking out some of he more wary fish during the day. Some good surface sport can be had on Chernobyl ants, hawthornes and daddy hogs too.
Llyn Brenig - Cerigydrudion
Lots of smaller fish making up the bag weights this month up on the Denbigh moors this month with top bags for 6 fish being around the 18lb mark and biggest fish being 3lb 14oz. Cat’s whiskers, damsel,tadpole, buzzers, green and black fritz, pheasant’s tail, montana,beetle and nymph along with various blobs and boobies should cover all bases for a session there.
The Vale Of Clwyd Angling Club held their Kids Day at Llyn Clywedog last weekend. Pictured with Club Chairman Tony Espley and event organiser Stuart Davies is winner Matthew Davies, Daniel Davies, Lewis Davies, Jack Jones and Scott Thomson. The club lake is providing good sport for anglers of all ages while we await the rain to bring the silver tourists in to the Clwyd river system.
The local rivers are extremely low at the moment, however scaling right down your tackle can see good fun with the smaller browns like this one caught by David Jones and there are reports of larger specimens being caught now too. There was a big hatch of mayfly on the Elwy yesterday evening so the Bank Holiday weekend could be very productive.
**Breaking News!** Just had the first reports of seatrout being caught on the Clwyd this morning...
Llyn Cefni - www.llyncefni.com
This well-run lake on Anglesey has been producing some good bags of rainbows and quality browns, like this one for Sion Morgan. Their recent fundraiser for the Welsh fishing team saw 64 fish between 14 competitors on a difficult sunny day. 1st was Llion Gwyn Pritchard, 2nd Aaron Jones, 3rd was Liam James and the biggest brown fell to Ger Tatw. Well done all!
The stunning North Wales coast is alive with fish at the moment! There are some great catches of bass being reported from the surf beaches right through from Prestatyn to Llandudno, with blow lug or crab being the best bait and lures like the Xorus Patchinko, IMA Komomo and the Savage Gear Surf Walker catching fish to the 8lb mark.
The Anglesey and Llyn Peninsular are fishing well at the moment too, with this 11lb huss for Alan Bell one of his 3 double-figure fish from a session near Trearddur Bay. The mackerel shoals have arrived around the island now, so the bigger predators are starting to move in too...
Plaice are showing at Mostyn, as well as the odd thornback and occasional codling on crab baits. Colwyn Bay Arches offers comfortable fishing along the promenade with flounder, dogfish and whiting the expected catch, with a chance of a school bass.
My Way 2 - Holyhead (Gethyn Owen) 07971 924046
Good to see the Holyhead charter boats back in action again after the horrific Winter storms. A surprise catch during the Pre Fishing Smoothound Challenge this month was this 4.5lb seatrout!
Incentive - Rhos (Jack Thomas) 07515870026
Mackerel are now being caught in reasonable numbers off the windfarm now and with it comes the chance of a tope among the rays and huss
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