Fly Fishing at Scout Dyke Reservoir 25/05/2015

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Fly Fishing at Scout Dyke Reservoir 25/05/2015

I invited  fellow Game Angling Instructor Paul Brown to do a spot of fishing today as he was staying in this area for a few days with his wife on vacation .  First of all he had to get a pass signed from  his wife to allow him to fish for a few hours.  Task completed, we went to Scout Dyke Reservoir.  We arrived around 9.30 am to bright sunshine and not a  fish in sight .  It is a common saying in the fly fishing world that July and August you might as well put your rod away.  We are here now so lets give it a shot we said.  We both set up with a small black nymph on after a tip off a local angler,  I used one with a green bead head on.  We cast in not expecting it to be a great days fishing and bang,  after a few casts I hit into a decent fish loosing it before I could net it.  Two minutes later,  the same story.   I tried to make light of the situation telling Paul I was using an advanced  catch and release method. I then landed three  in quick succession, now that’s better.  Now Paul is looking at me and I could see him thinking – whats going on here? I am casting well and using a  similar fly?  I told him to just push down the bank a little as I knew there was a drop off/shelf  there and  fish usually like structure.  Two minutes later and he was into fish and this set the tone for the day.  Catch a few, loose a few, everything we caught was on black and sub surface.  Nymphs,  buzzers, diawl bach  etc.  The fly of the day was definitely the green bead head black nymph.  We had a great day, I really enjoyed Paul’s company.  It was good to catch up and land a good number of fish, also it just goes to show that the old sayings are not always correct!scout dyke (2)