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Winter Fishing finally Arrives

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29th November. It looks like winter has finally arrived with overnight temperatures below freezing. No doubt milder spells will continue but expect fishing on both the trout and coarse waters to be slow for the next three months. Watch the forecasts carefully particularly if you're travelling up from tropical south Lancashire - it can be a lot different up here. Ice forms readily on the shallower waters with Bigland and Ratherheath particularly quick to cover over. Allow a good two or three days for it to melt after any prolonged freeze. Some good websites to check local conditions ..............

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Ghyll Head Videos

you tubeFancy a visit to Ghyll Head? here's a couple of videos from WADAA members. Some interesting shots - and camera angles!

Alister Murray  - timelapse at Ghyll Head

Craig Mounsey - Ghyll Head 1 and Ghyll Head 2




Autumn Sport gets going

gh autumn26th September. Trout fishing has now picked up markedly on the stillwaters with Ghyll Head, High Newton and Bigland set for some excellent autumn sport.

Stocking has resumed on all three fisheries and will continue through to the end of October. As usual the autumn stockings will include a few end of season monsters just to add a bit of extra spice. At this time of year most methods will produce the goods but the best sport is still likely to be off the surface. Calmer days will see fish smutting  - calling for small flies and fine leaders. Emergers and small buzzers should also be very effective.

Trout will be moving into shallower areas and foraging around decaying weedbeds for shrimp and nymphs - slim pheasant tails with a touch of silver and red are good searching patterns for these cruising fish.

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