Llys-y-Fran Angling Update 24/10/2006

Llys-y-Fran Reservoir has continued to improve week on week throughout the first three quarters of October, fish are being taken, in numbers by both Ledgered Worm and Fly, especially Fly Bank Anglers.

The extended period of hot sunny weather experienced throughout July, August and the first half of September made life difficult for anglers visiting the water, even though stocking took place each and every week. This is now paying dividends so to speak, the present head of fish within the Reservoir along with the feeding habits they are following has meant a marked increase in the rod average now being recorded. This for the past two weeks has stood at just below 4 fish per angler visit.

Fish in numbers are still being seen feeding close in on all banks with, surprisingly some of the shallowest areas producing very well. Fly Boat Anglers are finding life very difficult over the deep water regions and are being forced in to drifts along the banks casting tight-in. Best results for both Fly Bank and Fly Boat are being achieved whilst using either floating or intermediate lines with a selection of patterns such as Boobys, Viva's, Dabblers or Montana's.

An average of 2lbs per fish seems to be the norm for this week with the heaviest six fish bag from each the three categories; Ledgered Worm, Fly Bank and Fly Boat, all weighing-in at 12lbs. J Williams of Carmarthen recorded this whilst fishing Fly from the boat, Rod McConville of Haverfordwest took best bag on Fly Bank and Bill Lloyd of Broadhaven took best bag for an angler fishing Ledgered Worm.

The best fish of the week, a week that saw a good number of 4lbs plus fish taken, goes to Ron Williams of Haverfordwest with a 7lbs Rainbow Trout taken whilst fishing Fly from the bank just north of the Boathouse, well done Ron. This week's free permit from all day permits submitted is won by Roy Moore of Haverfordwest.

Prospects for the rest of October look good; anglers should also be able to take advantage of the present head of fish during November and into December as we will open for fishing between 0930hrs and 1430hrs from the 1st November till 10th December. Permits will cost £11 for a six fish limit during this period.