Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Upper Neaudd

i decided to fish the upper neaudd as its the last weekend of the season up there this weekend and im missing the small streams and dry fly fishing.  I took  Sid and my good friend Mario.  It would be my second time up there this season and i didnt have much luck the first time but everyone else did on my flies >:(

we got to the gates of the resoviour at 9:00am and after we opened them it was a picture perfect moment so mario posed for the camera
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after we had to go through the 2 gates unlock/lock all the locks and gates we finally arived to the resoviour and there was fish rising everywhere in the calm water so all 3 of us were eager to get kitted up asap and get on the water and catch some fish.  I was set up on a 9ft 6/7# with a 15ft leader with one dropper to start off with.
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As soon as we hit the water what all we could see was a LOT  of small fish about 1/4 maybe 1/2lb scitting off from the shallows into deeper water and i was kicking myself as i should have known better :mad: so straight away i moved from that spot and went to deeper water.  I was casting short csts t first incase some fish were close in like in the shallow water earlier on but nothing so i extended my line nd still nothing.  This went on for about 4 hours and about 20 changes of flies so i waited for a bit nd had a rest.  Then i noticed sid on the other side hooking inot some fish but loosing them a good few times and nearly throwing his rod in the resoviour jumping up and down in anger hahahaha :whistle: and moved on over to show him how it was done :P
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As i met him he was red faced and very andry " saying them F#####g fish they are doing my f#####g head in im gonna f#####g kill them all "  ( i wasnt laughing honstestly :whistle: ) i changed my fly to a single bibio and after a few short casts i was into my first fish of the day.  A wild resoviour brown trout.  A few casts and a few steps aside in different places i was into a few more too and sid just walked off :D :D
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After that i met up with a guy which wasnt with us to see if he had his lisence ( which he did) and he had snapped off on a few rocks behind him so i gave him one of my bibios as i had a few spare amungst other flies :thumbs: and a few flies after he was into one of the very few rainbows which are in the resoviour :D
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and then he was off after telling me the rugby scores which i wasnt too happy with as i had it recorded.
But it was a brilliant day and here are a few pictures for you all


What a bibio fly/heather fly
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this fish ejaculated over me ready for spawning :-/
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beautifull Welsh landscape
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Mario posing for the camera once again :-O
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and some more fish :D
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4 comments:

  1. As a mtaa member and regular angler of the upper Neaudd thought fishing the overflow stream below the dam wall was not permited????

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  2. hi fishingmad81, ye its not allowed but a lot of the members do it every time as its good sport. I will be fishing the stream running off it next year at some point too as it is the original taff fechan and what all you need is a rod lisence as it is owned by the forestry commision ;)

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  3. great report dan, nice to see you actually fishing for other fish than river trout! There's so much more out there and its a great change. Hopefully you will be buying some Fishing Tackle from http://wwww.fishtec.co.uk soon! lol

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