Hi John,Good luck and tight lines to all for the season ahead! 🎣🐋
I’m looking at getting a CAC ticket and fishing the Winkton stretch. Does anyone fish it regularly ?
any recommendations on required fly set up??
I fished through my first ever salmon season at Winkton last year, hooked 5 and landed 2; I wasn't fortunate enough to receive advice on where to fish but as long as you can tell how a salmon pool looks like you will figure it out, they're only a handful! On fly fishing, I got into sink tips+leaders and normal or plastic tube flies. The setup is more difficult to cast and handle but I became convinced they wobble better than heavy tube flies, I may be wrong, but it's how I landed my first ever salmon so I will try stick to it for a while. I wish I had a chance to speak with Paul (Isisalar). In fact I came back to the forum decided to send him the first PM and found he passed, God bless him. From the information I have, he was very knowledgable, specialised in prawning and had a primarily static approach waiting for new fish to pass by. I also hear he caught salmon on the Thames which is just insane, he was based in North London like myself. Steve was also an amazing character and river keeper but I only got to speak with him about pike. Nonetheless, if we meet on the banks I'm happy to show you around.