Monday, 21 April 2014
Total Contrast at Bewl Water
One of the amazing things about living in the UK with its temperate climate is that the weather can change completely in a short space of time. In my last post I told of the strong winds and heavy rains experienced whilst fishing at Bewl, a week later and it was blue skies, gentle breezes and "sun burn"! Yes I came away with 5 rainbows and rosy cheeks.
I was boat fishing with my pal Chris who had not fished Bewl before and who casts a modest distance. In spite of that he had 3 fish on a single cats whisker before I had caught my first fish! I was fishing a 3 fly team with a booby on the point and a couple of black buzzers on the droppers (known as the "washing line method"). Eventually it dawned on me that the fish were deeper, well below my flies but in range of his cats. I switched to a lure and caught up with his total. Then I thought I would experiment a bit so I fished 3 black buzzers approximately a metre apart under a "strike indicator" with the heavier gold headed buzzer on the point. That technique caught me 2 more fish but both were caught on the point fly. I think the bright sun was keeping the fish deep. When we both left at around 5pm we each had 5 Superb rainbows and a suntan!