Two great days on Blagdon

I have just had 2 great fishing days on Blagdon with Barry Hawyes and Bryan Brown.
On Thursday Barry and I drifted along the shallow water off Polish Water in front the Lodge to land a double limit of 12 rainbows, returning 3 browns as well.

Barry had the best fish at 4lbs and it took a Diawl Bach Nymph.

The following day, Bryan and I fished Cheddar Water, Polish Water and Butcombe Bay to land 10 rainbows and return one Brownie.
Bryan also had a superb 3lb Perch on a Sparkler Lure fished on a DI3 sinking line.

The tactics for both days were floating line and straight nymphs - Diawl bachs and Crunchers using 8.3lb Hardy Mach Fluorocarbon (brilliant leader material).
At times we also switched to lures on a DI3 sinking line - normally when the wind picked up and the fish went off the feed.

My advice is to get a boat or two on Blagdon before the end of October - it's fantastic fishing!

Barry Hawyes and a 4lb Blagdon Rainbow
Bryan Brown's 3lb Blagdon Perch

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