Llyn Brenig Fishing Report - week ending June 9th 2019
‘It's a cold wind that blows no good’, so the saying goes and that was very true of Llyn Brenig this week. The weather overall has been dull, cloudy, wet, windy and quite frankly not what one expects of June. Contrast the weather this last week with a year ago when we were experiencing a heat wave and it’s like comparing Harry Kane to Messi! (Hope those Spurs supporters won’t get on their high horse!)This time last year for instance the water temperature was 19 degrees C whilst at the same time this year the water temperature is a cool 11 degrees C. The weather forecast isn’t all that promising either with rain and wind forecast for the foreseeable future! I did like a comment from one fisherman, Mr. David Banks, who was, funnily enough, fishing from the bank, when he wrote, ‘tried Ring of Stones bank – too windy, retired hurt!’ Well that’s the depressing news out of the way and now for some more positive news! Anyway which fisherman actually wants to be fishing in the sweltering heat!
The good news is that once again we have had an exceptional week of fishing with a rod average of 5.2 fish per angler (including returned fish) and with some really lovely fish being stocked over the last few weeks we have had some real top quality fish being caught. The fish are near to the surface of the water and an intermediate line has been the go to method this week although a number of fish have been caught on the dry fly. The fish have also been caught all over the lake which is a real bonus as last year they tended to be found only in Tower Bay. A number of fish weighing in at 4lbs have been caught with both Mr. Palin and Mr. Caskall recording fish of this weight. However the biggest fish of the week, caught by Mr. Graham Land, tipped the scales at an impressive 4lbs 14oz. The biggest bag of the week was recorded by Mr. Ken Wall and weighed in at 15lbs 2oz for six fish caught.
Keep your catch returns and comments coming in as it is the life blood of the fishing report, particularly your comments. There doesn’t seem to be too many comments this week, could be a short fishing report, as I think everyone is so disillusioned with the weather that there’s nothing left to say. Last month’s Catch Return prize draw was won by Mr. Les Dawkin from Rhuddlan who wins a free boat for the day.
The top flies this week have been fabs, crunchers, montana, Mrs. Simpson, cormorant, tadpole, daddy long legs, hares ear, cats whiskers and varios blobs and boobies. The names given to different flies are fantastic and evoke a sense of tradition and the natural world.
As I have said, fish have been found all over the lake this week and there hasn’t really been any particular hot spots. Bank fishermen however have had some excellent fishing off the Nant Glyn shore whilst boat fishermen have found particular success around Barrow Island towards Nant Glyn shore.
Don’t forget that the early bird catches the worm and that the next Early Morning Boat session will be coming up shortly on the 29th and 30th June. Another imminent event is the Open Pair Fishing Competition which will be open to all fishermen with two Sierra rods as first prize along with prizes for second and third places. This will take place on Sunday June 16th.There’s no entry fee and if you use a boat it will be a £10 reduction on the normal price. Competition rules can be obtained from the fishing shop. The next Try the Fly day is on Saturday 22nd June. To book any of the above events please ring the Visitors Centre.
This year’s innovation of a loyalty card has been a great success with fishermen getting a free boat for every eight boats booked. So make sure you ask for a loyalty card and don’t forget to get it stamped.
We do sometimes take things for granted but every working day as I drive to Llyn Brenig I realize how lucky I am to work in such a beautiful part of the world and it is reinforced by such comments as Mr. John Beck who wrote, ‘Two hours fishing Sunday evening – a pleasure to be out’, - indeed it is and we should always cherish those special moments of peace and tranquility.
The main gates will be shutting at 7.15pm this week and all boats need to be back on the jetty by 6.45pm.
Tight Lines – Jim Jenkins – Seasonal Ranger.
LLYN BRENIG FISHING REPORT–Week Ending June 9th 2019.
Weeks Top Facts
Bank Fishing Hotspots
All over the lake this week with particular success along Nant Glyn shore.
Boat Fishing Hotspots
All over the lake this week with particular success around Barrow Island towards Nant Glyn shore.
Fabs, crunchers, montana, Mrs. Simpson, cormorant, tadpole, daddy long legs, hares ear, cat’s whiskers and various blobs and boobies.
Top Bag (For six fish caught)
15lbs 2oz - Mr. Ken Wall from Llanarmon D.C.
4l 14oz - Mr. Graham Land.
5.2 fish per angler (Including fish returned).