For once we've had some water in the local rivers and what a difference it has made, especially for the river Elwy, which had really suffered last year due to drought conditions. Shaun had his first SeaTrout of the season last Tuesday after dark on the fly, this came off the Pont-y-ddol beat on the Elwy. But after all the rain we'd had there's not been a chance to get back out with the fly since, as the water was just too coloured for night time fishing. But since we'd been hearing of lots of nice SeaTrout and even a few Salmon being seen and caught during the day, he though he best get out and make hay while the sun shines. He set out last night earlier than normal about 8.30pm and just fished the early evening session with great results. He landed two SeaTrout the biggest being 4lb and he also had a few really nice wild Brown Trout. Most were caught on his usual favourite the black and silver tube fly, but this time tied up with a cone head for extra weight. He also had some luck on a smaller Goats Toe pattern.
There are some great fish around right now all through both river systems so I urge you to get out there as soon as you can, whether it's with a worm, spinner or fly, you'll stand a high chance of getting into some really nice fish. Then once the rivers drop back down and clear up, which they inevitably will do, it'll be the perfect time to get in some after dark action with these gorgeous SeaTrout. I for one can't wait!