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  1. Ferret664

    Trout fishing newbie

    First of all congratulations on your first trout ?? something you will remember for a long time. Now you will be literally hooked ???? Secondly I do believe all Stillwater trout are triploids so can't actually spawn even though hen fish will sometimes have eggs in them. so will explain why the owner wasn't bothered by you harvesting the fish .
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    Save our reseviors

    I believe that from September they open the reseviors Rutland and Grafham to predator fishing for pike , zander and perch to spinning and jigging no trout should be taken with by those methods but of course some are ! I know what you mean about youngsters I am 26 I think it's rare to see anyone under 40 fly fishing normally . I have a few friends my age that do but on occasions they aren't regulars . Fishing I know numbers are down but shooting im not sure I see a lot of youngsters at my local clay ground and there always seems to be plenty lined up to try and get on your permission but that's another topic
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    Save our reseviors

    Grafham is £26 for a 8 fish keep plus catch and release day ticket so i don't think day price is the issue it's the decline in the number of people taking up fly fishing Yeah that is a problem as well most people who take up fishing now take a carp fishing
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    Save our reseviors

    This is the situation for me I have to travel quite a distance to fish Grafham my local resevior was hannigfield but since that became a any method water I no longer go. I would hate to see Grafham or Rutland go that way as well. I fish a day ticket as I couldn' get up there enough to make a season ticket worthwhile but I try do my bit and have introduced 3 people to fly fishing and take a couple more people with us so we always go up in a group of at least 6 . I know it's not much but every little helps if we all get a friend or 2 into it it could really help with numbers and safeguard our waters for the future of fly fishing
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    Save our reseviors

    https://www.troutfisherman.co.uk/saveourreservoirs/ even before this came out in this months trout fisherman I have noticed a lot less people fly fishing on reseviors and am extremely concerned about the future of our wonderful sport
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    Save our reseviors

    Well the amount of people fly fishing is falling and with that so is the income of our reseviors if it isn’t viable they will close
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    Save our reseviors

    I’m sure many of you have seen this in trout fishermen but we must all make a combined effort to get more people fly fishing our fantastic reseviors depend on it without it we face the real possibility of losing them . We have some of the best reseviors in Europe for fly fishing and to think that they could one day close for lack of fisherman is unimaginable. So please everyone make a extra trip . introduce your friends , neighbors, family to our wonderful sport so we can all enjoy it for many years to come !!! Tight lines ferret664
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    Trout fishing newbie

    Give a reservoir a chance as well normally beautiful places to fish (I fish grafham a lot ) the fish are normally of a better quality and fight amazingly. Though I would fish a 10ft wf7 or a 9.6ft wf6 . For me there is nothing better then drifting across a resevior and fishing teams in buzzers and nymphs . Magical ??
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    Trout fishing season so far

    Does anyone keep a record of what flies have caught throughout the season.? Here is my list of flies that have been successful for me this season so far Trout flies catches 2017 Grey minkie -2 trout Black and sliver minkie -1 trout Blake snake -1 trout Orange head daiwl bach -1 trout Bloodworm- 3 trout Orange cruncher -1 trout Black and green tadpole -1 trout Daiwl bach orange cheek - 2trout Red cruncher -4 trout Daiwl bach red head -3 trout Shrimp pattern - 1 trout Green stripped buzzer - 1 trout Black and red buzzer - 1 trout Brown buzzer -2 trout Consett budgie- 2 trout Black buzzer - 4 trout Black and green boobies - 15trout All trout caught on boobies were caught on the washing line technique 41 rainbow trout 4 brown trout
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    Trout fishing season so far

    Havent posted for a while and was just wondering how everyones trout season is going so far (I personally have had my best season and its not over yet ) and if anyone is heading out for some fly fishing over the coming days/weeks , I myself am next out next Sunday at grafham and cant wait its been about two and a half months since I last went . Got my gear out today and got that buzz of excitement
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    Anyone been trout fishing over the weekend ?

    What a beautiful brown trout nicely done . Fished chigborough last Saturday first time I've fished a small still water in a while normally fish reservoirs . Really difficult to fish from bank as so much weed fishing nymphs and buzzers was impossible. There was a one small row boat there so took that out to the deepest point . Tried buzzers nothing but saw some small fish jumping so stuck on a Minkie on a intermediate and in 20 minutes had 2 fish to the net and lost one then had another one a little while later on a di7 again on the minkie then called it a day . Fishing grafham to,Oreos afternoon so will see how that goes really looking forward to it
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    Anyone been trout fishing over the weekend ?

    Fished Grafham on Sunday was really hard and very windy . Was told by rangers to try a bit of back drifting lures first so tried that . No luck with the trout but did land my first every zander betwwen 2-3lb so was pleased with that . Ended up catching one lovely overwintered 3lb rainbow on a Daiwl bach but that was it 10 hours fishing for a trout and a zander . Still fantastic to be out been over 5 weeks since my last trip so really enjoyed it . Tight lines Ferret
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    Anyone been trout fishing over the weekend ?

    Have just got back from 16 days in America . Has anyone been out with the fly rod ?
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    Fly fishing algae ?

    I tried flies with fluorescence in them nothing seemed to work that day . Thanks for the advice greatly appreciate it Tight lines Ferret
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    Fly fishing algae ?

    Hi fished yesterday and notice there was a lot of algae in the water on one side of the reservoir does anyone have any tips for fishing in algae ? Can the fish see the flies in it or do they feed ? Other side of the reservoir was gin clear and still couldn't catch a fish hahaha but just curious. Could have just been one of the days other anglers were having success out in the middle so not sure ?
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