It’s been a very quiet few months on the river with regards to fishing, but recently fish have been showing in the estuary. Reports are that a 6lb Sea Trout has been caught along with a few other smaller Sewin which is great to see! The hope is that with the Full moon this week and rain in the weather forecast promises brilliant conditions for fish to move into the system. It has also been decided by the Committee that the Junior Days will be held on Eisteddfa Fishery this summer, they are a great way for the Juniors (and adults) at the club to come along for fly casting tuition and a bit of simple water craft by our coaches and experienced International anglers at the club and hopefully catch a few fish!
A massive congratulations needs to be said to 2 of our members, David Bailey and Aled Hughes, who have completed their Level 1 angling coaching qualification. The club is proud to say, along with Carl Williams, that we have 3 excellent, hard working coaches who are always willing lend a helping hand and are looking forward to putting their skills to the test this year with numerous events planned to enhance the opportunities for the Juniors at the club.
On the 29th of May, the Spring Fly Fishing International took place on Rutland Water with our very own Carl Williams taking part in his 2nd Cap for Wales in the team of 14. After 5 days of hard practice on the water prior to the main event and the devastating news of the loss of Welsh angling Legend Moc Morgan during the week, a true gentleman and Hero to many who will be greatly missed by all. With heads held high and full of thoughts of Moc, they went out to attempt to make him proud. With conditions worsening during the day, it got very lumpy very quickly on Rutland with the fishing becoming very hard. Final Results were as follows;
Gold Medal: Scotland with 66 fish
Silver Medal: England with 61 fish
Bronze Medal: Ireland with 45 fish
Wooden Spoon: Wales with 43 fish
On the plus side, Carl managed a respectable 5 fish which put him in 3rd place in the Welsh team and 17th overall. A great achievement and a big congratulations to him.
Remember, members should report catches (and pics) to Russell Roster in Criccieth Tackle Box so they can be posted on here in our new weekly updates.