A day at Paper Mill Trout Fishery

Last Saturday I fished with my local fly fishing club (Llangennech Angling) at Paper Mill Trout Fishery in Fforest-fach, Swansea for the club’s last competition of the year. With temperatures plummeting to near freezing over night the water is getting a lot colder, this makes trout fight a lot harder and this weekend was no exception. Paper Mill offered some of the hardest fighting trout I’ve caught in a long time!

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Picture courtesy of Paper Mill Trout Fishery

We started fishing around 8.45 AM, my starting setup was an Airflo Fast intermediate fly line, approx 16ft of Airlfo G5 Fluorocarbon and a black snake fly on the end. Within my first three casts I had two pulls and a nice fish follow right to the bank, I knew by now I had the correct setup and that the fish were in the area. Ten minutes later I had my first fish on the bank, a fin perfect Rainbow trout (approx 3lb) which took the black snake half way through the retrieve. This time of year I find it’s crucial to keep varying your retrieve until you find which speed the fish are willing to take your fly at. Around twenty minutes later I had another fin perfect rainbow on the bank which gave a great fight and took me around ten minutes to land. After I had landed this fish it was time to move peg, as we rotate around every forty minutes to give all the anglers a chance to get on the fish.

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Introducing ‘Team Anglers Corner’

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Welcome to Team Anglers Corner, the exciting new webpage for fishing stories, catch reports, advice and tackle reviews.

Team Anglers Corner has been put together to bring you fishing stories from around the world as well as looking at new and innovate fishing tackle from today’s top manufactures. We want to share angling tales from fishermen, whether you are trying to conquer your local venue or traveling to exotic destinations to catch that dream fish. We hope to provide useful information from what tackle and bait to use at certain times of the year, tips on tackle set ups for the various fishing disciplines; carp, sea and game fishing and more.

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