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Happy New Year to one and all and everything crossed for a tight line this year!
I replied to a similar question on the 2022 thread - this relates to Llangollen but I think still holds for rest of dee- albeit I always get the impression CADAC has more of a chance ( but is just a bit too far for me).I am about to join CADAC as have slightly more time on my hands now & my "home river" (Dwyfor) has become very hard work, even for someone who has fished it for 45 years!
Just a general question about the Upper Dee, when do the first Salmon & Sea Trout usually arrive? I want to get out a bit more in between trips up North & the Dee is the closest proper river to me (actually live in Criccieth but business is still, for the moment in Stockport) so can either fish Thu night for ST or pop over for the day over the weekend. I am going to spend the next few months walking the various beats to get my bearings, if the water drops might even take a rod for Grayling! As a migratory fish fisherman I am very used to fishing rivers devoid of fish & not catching or seeing fish but as the Dee is a new entity it would be helpful to have an idea when to start. TBH in line with most rivers now I am not expecting anything but do just enjoy being out on the river, have been fortunate to fish when times were good so have had my fair share, my Wife is quite happy to sit & watch with a picnic (which is something you really cant do on the Dwyfor as you need to be very mobile).
HelloThanks for the reply, I have fished the Dwyfor pretty much all my life & I have a very strong affinity with it, knowing it so well has stood me (and my Sons in) good stead over the years but due to the problems prevalent with all rivers the fish on the Dwyfor run the river to the very upper reaches on the first bit of water & there is not much that comes after.
I have fished the Dee for Grayling on several occasions but would just like to get out with the bigger rod in between trips.
I'm supposed out on the lower river with my Friday rod but a chest infection from early February is hanging on grimly and after putting in a couple of hours on the Eden Tuesday I'm not going in the water till this thing has gone on its way - it's the fist bug in 3 years so really hacked off with the timing.Happy Opening Day I’m assuming not many people will do much as river is on its bones. I’ll probably venture out at some point to see if ‘anything much has changed’ and play with a new line to work out what it’s doing. All the best, Patrick
Sorry to hear that DR, let’s hope you are fighting fit soon - and you’ll be better for when conditions have improved for the riverI'm supposed out on the lower river with my Friday rod but a chest infection from early February is hanging on grimly and after putting in a couple of hours on the Eden Tuesday I'm not going in the water till this thing has gone on its way - it's the fist bug in 3 years so really hacked off with the timing.
Best of luck to all wetting a line.
Llangollen Club Secretary has confirmed - all hooks barbless…Wow, I hadn’t seen that - I always assumed since I wasn’t spinning, worming, prawn oh and not using trebles - that I was ok for flies and tubes. I can only assume NRW is stuffed full of lefty agitators.
Spot on.Oh dear oh dear. One thing for sure is that if the rules take the interpretation skills of a lawyer then they have not been drafted at all well. Trev. 😶
To my knowledge, Salmon Doubles Max 7mm gape about size 8Spot on.