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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:50 am    Post subject: Mayfly Reply with quote

Vulgatta probably Doug on stillwater. Danica on the river.Vulgatta are much darker than their cousins.Good you enjoyed some sport.As you say water temps climbing too fast.Could be another tough season.
Hopefully not of course.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My First Farmoor 2019 blank today Sad
I arrived at 2 and fished till 4 without a sniff of a fish but saw a few fishing moving on No1, so took a break until about 5.15.
On my return there were a lot of fish moving in the ripple but I could not tempt them with nymphs, buzzer, dries, washing line and lure.
At 7 the rain started to threaten so I made a dash for the car and missed a big down pour then headed for home.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:48 am    Post subject: Farmoor Reply with quote

Liked the post for honest appraisal.Lot of ''uncatchable'' fish moving in the ripple reads like feeding on daphnia ?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Mayfly Reply with quote

JCP wrote:
Vulgatta probably Doug on stillwater. Danica on the river.Vulgatta are much darker than their cousins.Good you enjoyed some sport.As you say water temps climbing too fast.Could be another tough season.
Hopefully not of course.

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The mayflies that come off the Thames are Vulgata. When we were doing the fish population surveys on the river at night in July there would be clouds of them hatching off. They were attracted to the lights of the electric fishing boat we used.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fished Sunday evening. Quite a few anglers out who had done well in the morning but the fish seemed to have switched off later on. I started a 5.30 p.m. and didn't see a fish rise until 7.30 p.m. Hard going. Two on the Diawl Bach and a couple late on on dry elk hair sedge. Dropped to a flat calm. Lots of sedges and caenis lifting off but the rise was sporadic at best.

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PostPosted: Yesterday - 08:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a day of gusty winds at Farmoor yesterday 14th June, I arrived early afternoon and took my time before starting to fish. I dropped in at the west end of the causeway on No1 which seemed the best option for wind direction, comfort and casting. There were also fish on the move in front of me and two anglers who were catching fish so game on.
I tried buzzers but no joy, then with a hint from the angler next door the washing line was hung out. This produced a rise and take to the big dry on the point, my next fish which was the biggest so far in 2019 came to a DB on a dropper.



I was then joined by Wylye and he set off along the causeway to find a spot.
The fishing then changed as the fish were up in the surface so switching to dry fly produce more takes and fish but I could not catch them consistently.
People moved on and Wylye moved up next to me and then found the method and started to catch but I could not get them to come to the flies I selected Confused
We packed in at 8.30 and may have missed some action as the wind seemed to be dropping.

Unfortunately that was not the end for me as my car broke down on the way home and I did not get back to Watford until 2.30 and now fanced with a hefty repair bill.
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PostPosted: Yesterday - 09:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the report Peter - I was on Chew yesterday and it did blow. Do you know how F2 fished. Difficult to get any reports from management whereas they should be keeping the punters fully informed. Sad

Hope the car repairs ain't too painful.
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PostPosted: Yesterday - 09:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw fish being caught by car park one as I drove around and there were anglers over that side all afternoon which tends to suggest they were catching as you always see a fleet of locals leaving No2 if its not fishing.
There are some major sailing and other events taking place at the weekend on N02 so worth avoiding at the weekends June.
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PostPosted: Yesterday - 05:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What Peter didn't mention was the we couldn't buy a take on nymphs. Very odd.

Shame about the car, Peter. What was the problem?
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PostPosted: Yesterday - 08:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, the nymphs were completely ignored, apart from the big un on a DB & washing line.

The car Sad a diesel injector packed up, £630 to replace just the one, time for a new car.

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