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Jan 2019
Jan 3, 2019

29/01/2019 

Not a lot to report from the rivers , although hardy anglers are reporting  some excellent grayling

 

              

Photos of Hodder Grayling and "Harvey Draw" from David Hoyle and Chris Heap

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25/01/2019

Welcome to new members Nigel Alcock, David Allen, Fred Roberts, Vince York, Howard Jones and Syd Murkin. Getting to know our extensive waters takes a lot of time and I am sure they would appreciate any help with where to fish ,which flies to use etc

 

                          

                                                       Hodder Grayling

Reminder      Falkus Evening 21st Feb at the Canberra Club

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15/01/2019

Photo attached of a hen salmon found dead on Bass Lake shore in Scarness Bay on 12th Jan.
This late in the season, I think it qualifies as a "baggot".
A great shame it didn't make a nest!


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11/01/2019  Falkus Memorial Lecture

 

Date 21st February 2019 7pm

Speakers:- Dr Matt Newton From The Atlantic Salmon Trust Leading Expert on Accoustic Telemetry Tracking of Salmon Smolts.

 

Nick Measham From The Salmon and Trout Conservation Organisation.

Subject The SMART Rivers Project.

Pie and Peas Supper

Raffle

Entry £10 on the Door

Venue Canberra Club Salmesbury Aerodrome  Myerscough Road Balderstone BB2 7LF

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December Miscellany 2018

 

Headlines this month include:
Redd counting update;

Analysis of saw-bill feeding;

Fry transfer proposals update;

Electro fishing results from summer 2018;

Barn owl encounters;

Sediment update;

How bad was the 2018 season?

Signs of seasonal change.

Kind regards  and "Tight Lines" in 2019.
David.

 

December News 2018
Dec 4, 2018

 

20/12/2018  Waddow Counter

These are the fish counts through Waddow in November, not as many had we hoped for but still 116 fish over 4lbs more than the corresponding month in 2017 but still leaving the river short of over 600 fish up to the end of November compared to 2017.

 

335 up and 23 down.  125 under 4 lbs and 187 over  4lbs.

Fred Higham

National Byelaws

The minister has signed off the new national byelaws which will come into force from Jan 1st 2019

For the Ribble Lune and Derwent which are classified as "probably at risk" this will mean:

          1)   all estuary netting for sea trout and salmon on the Ribble will finish

However, we must not forget that netsmen are having to give up some or all of their livelihoods under these new byelaws, which is never a welcome outcome, and so it is up to all anglers to show the highest possible restraint when salmon fishing so that they too play their part in conserving wild stocks

( extract from S&T Newsletter)

          2) return rates for salmon on all rivers classified "as probably at risk" for 2019 must exceed 90%  Failure to achieve this will probably result in compulsory C&R for 2020 season

        3) the 1998 spring Salmon Byelaws for spring salmon remain will continue to apply and are unchanged

2018 Returns

Posted under " Newsletters/Information"

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04/12/2018  Miscellany

 

Headlines this month include:-
a report of initial redd activity from two rivers,
a Lancashire interlude,
sediment update,
a plug for some fine photos on our association website,

links to some splendid underwater footage of ducks and a dipper,

rainfall & conditions report.

Kind regards,
David.

 

Tenkara Pattern
Aug 3, 2016
 
 




Hook: Hends BL 599 14-12

Body: Primrose Pearsalls Silk
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Partridge (tied in reverse) 4/5 turnsHook: Hends BL 599 14-12
Body: Primrose Pearsalls Silk
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Hackle: Partridge (tied in reverse) 4/5 turns  


 Photo and dressing from Jonathan Hoyle


                                            

 

Dressings
Jul 22, 2016

Ceramic Nymph


Hook: KamasanB110 or similar grub hook,from 12 to 18 with smaller heads

Head : 3mm silver tungston bead
Body: lead wire painted white and then coloured with ceramic paint and a coat of U/V resin
Wing: 2x short pieces of crystal flash
Thorax: tan fur picked
out

A heavy nymph for fast water.Represents a caddis pupa and has caught hundreds of trout, grayling and sea trout on BGFA waters









Elk Hair
Sedge



Hook – Sedge / grub hook sizes 10 to 20

Thread - Black 8/0 uni thread

Body – Fine Synthetic dubbing lightly dubbed to allow silk to show through. Hareline Super Fine No 12 (Pale Morning Dun) has been used

Wing – Bleached Elk Hair

Head – Elk Hair from Wing trimmed and heavily varnished


Notes

Great all round fly that works well as an emerger. If you are fishing fast streamy water the addition of a palmered hackle aids floatability. Good sedge imitation as the light falls and the varnished head creates a big wake when twitched across the surface, but ensure you have a strong tippet as the takes can be violent, great fun.

Dressing and notes from Alan Davies

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                                                                                             Spider Patterns by Karl Humphries

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 Used by Stuart Moreton to land the first salmon from Isel in 2017
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             FieryBrown Klinkhammer

Hook: any curved shank such as Partridge or Daiichi sizes from 10 to 20

Thread: red 12/0 Benecchi

 Body: fiery brown slf or similar starting very thin and tapering

Wing; white or grey Tiemco wonderwing

Thorax; brown abd purple mixed slf

Hackle: grizzle genetic saddle feather 6 to 8 turns

Has caught trout,grayling and sea trout up to 6.5 lb on Bowland waters and one grilse taken as an Autumn dun spinner
                                                   Fly and dressing from Ken Maylor

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 The Intruder
 
 
                        


A popular salmon fly which was taken by a 22.5 ins trout  in Upper Danes on the middle Isel beat in early Sept 2016. David Newton was the fortunate angler. 
Photograph Chris Heap

 

 

 

 

 

Bloa Patterns        http://inpursuitofspotties.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/north-country-wet-flies.html