Llys-y-Fran Angling Update 05/06/2006

Despite the extended period of bright sunny weather, results at Llys-y-Fran Reservoir still continue to surprise the Rangers that work on site.

The past seven days has seen a sustained period of bright conditions with constant northerly winds of around 15 to 20 miles per hour. Such conditions under normal circumstances would almost certainly have forced resident fish to go deep. Northerly winds alone without the levels of direct sunlight experienced would, in past seasons have forced us to recommend that anglers use Hi-D lines with Boobies to achieve good six fish limits.

This has not happened; anglers fishing Fly from both bank and boat are still finding the majority of their fish within the upper reaches. A clear indication as to the amount of natural food that is presently available within these levels.

Jack James of Haverfordwest, along with his son-in-law Rob McConville proved this during the past few days whilst fishing Fly from the bank. Both anglers bagged up relatively quickly, with Jack achieving the heaviest six fish limit for an angler fishing Fly from the bank. His bag totalled 13lbs 8ozs, with a best fish of 3lbs.

P J or “Gabby” Evans of Carmarthen took the best bag for an angler fishing Fly from the boat. His six fish limit which included a best fish of 4lbs totalled 18lbs 9ozs. His boat partner Ron Lewis recorded six fish in excess of 16lbs as well.

The heaviest bag of the week however, has to go to S Gourlay of Manorbier who whilst fishing Ledgered Worm took six fish for 21lbs 8ozs. His best Rainbow Trout weighed in at a very respectable 6lbs 12ozs.

The best fish of the week however has to go to Keith James of Carmarthen, who on his first visit to the Reservoir in two and a half years took a Rainbow Trout of 7lbs 5ozs on Ledgered Worm. Well done Keith.

This week's free permit goes to Ron Lewis of Nantgeredig.