Sunday, 23 July 2017

Afon Acrobats

You know they say that Rainbows are the acrobats of the Trout world but lately on the Afon Glaslyn both the Brownies and Sewin have been displaying some proper acrobatics!

I was out again today and caught a few Brownies and a few Sea Trout, mainly caught on the Smith D-Contact 63 and the Jackson Kanade 50. I tell you though; I had a follow off of a massive fish on a slower section of water to the Aberglaslyn I was fishing before, this fish believe it or not followed one of the smallest lures I carry; the Duo Spearhead Ryuki 45S. She turned away last minute as she saw my ugly mug, I was gutted as it really was the fish of my dreams!

Heres a few photos of some fish caught on the Aberglaslyn stretch and some further down, I'll include some photo's of the pools for you watercraft nuts out there.








Tight lines.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Flounder vs Jackson Kanade!

In keeping with random and unusual Flatfish captures; I recently caught a Flounder on a Jackson Kanade 50 whilst out for Sea Trout on the lower Glaslyn, he put a proper bend in a rod I'm testing as he kited about in the ebbing current.
As a Pure Fishing rep recently said to me at EAC "every day is a school day when fishing."


Thursday, 6 July 2017

A Scottish Road Trip.

I attended the Edinburgh Angling Centre open day whilst representing Tronix Fishing at the weekend, it was quite cool and I had the opportunity to help some newcomers to lure angling which is always rewarding. I met loads of cool people too, both in the industry and just ordinary folk, it was a great time and was nice to catch up with a few friends too.

After the open day  Scott and I went on a proper road trip with a little fishing thrown in. The trip was actually supposed to be a hardcore fishing trip but, it really turned into more of a road trip because neither Scott or I had been so far north before, so it was just good to take a look around. We kind of just drove and fished an hour or two here and there, starting at Loch Etive and finishing in Ullapool we covered about 700 miles!

Here's some photo's I took along the way;


I fished like an absolute arse at Loch Etive and it took me ages to get into some fish while Gareth and Scott bagged up!











These Dab were particularly bizarre, this was the first of half a dozen or so caught at Scrabster on 30g Slow Jigs! the place was stiff with them and as soon as anything hit the deck they were on it! I would never think they could be caught like this.





















My first ever Short Spined Sea Scorpion, no where near as large as Scotts one above but a new species for me nonetheless. I'm very happy to tick this one off!



Tight Lines.

Friday, 9 June 2017

River Runs

It's been over a month since I last posted which is not great, I always have ideas and intentions for the blog but boy does life get in the way!
Tech and personal problems have been a major factor lately, one has prevented me posting while the other has prevented me fishing as much as I would like. When I have managed to get out, it has mainly been on the Glaslyn, I live close to the river now so it just offers convenience where I have a couple of hours free.


The above was a particularly Memorable fish from the Lower Glaslyn one evening after work. The fish kept following my lures but then being spooked, I had to leave the pool three times and return before finally hooking it. This fish was a proper fighter too, finally taking a Duo Spearhead Ryuki 40S and look at it, a proper battle scarred warrior! Some of its tail was missing and it really looked as though it had fought some hard battles before, possibly the best fighting fish I've had on the river.

Not too long after I caught that fish we had some seriously heavy rain and I struggled to find even half decent fish for a while after that. Every time I went I just found small fish attacking my lures and that gets old real quick.




It started to pick up for a time but, the proper Sea Trout seem quite thin on the ground, resident fish always seem quite obliging though.



The rains have been back with vengeance  lately though and the lower Glaslyn's appeal wearing off a little. I have therefore been having a bash in stretches I haven't fished before and although I have lost a fair few fish in the torrent, I've enjoyed it.
The river doesn't seem to have quite the head of Brownies compared to other rivers in Gwynedd, but enough to keep me reasonably happy, The following were caught whilst field testing some new products for HTO;




I'm going to do a bit more on the mid and upper stretches as I lost a couple of very nice fish up there, one pool in particular also just screams Salmon at me, tell me does this look sexy or what?!


Tight lines.