Chew Valley Lake

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

For nymph fishing, long leaders and team of three flies - "buzzer" pupae in various colours. It is important to move the flies VERY slowly if at all! With dry fly, best to use two flies on a 10 - 12 foot leader spaced about five feet apart. 12 on the point and 14 on the dropper. For the pike a wire trace is compulsory, and as there are some very large fish in the lake, a minimum tippet strength of 25lbs is required. Large (2/0 and 3/0) bait immitations are best.

Seven-day forecast 

More areas fishing now. Herons, Villice, Woodford, the dam, North Shore, Wick, Roman Shallows, Stratford.

But, across middle you have a good chance of seeing fish up on top.

Put a team of two flies on - especially a couple of "Bob's Bits" and you should have some action.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Midge black 10, 12, 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Birchell's Hatching Midge claret/fiery brown 12, 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Midge red 12, 14 Buy from Orvis.com
Birchell's Hatching Midge natural 10, 12 Buy from Orvis.com
March Brown Wet natural 10, 12 Buy from Orvis.com
Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear Wet black or red 12, 14 Buy from Orvis.com
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