The last two weeks appear to have produced the marked rise in numbers of fish being caught that staff at the Reservoir were predicting. Many anglers fishing either Ledgered Worm or Fly from the bank have been recording excellent results both in the number of fish taken and the total bag weights.

Average six fish limits during the past month have been usually well in excess of 12lbs. The surface water temperature has now reached double figures and fish are beginning to take advantage of the natural food available in all areas of the Reservoir. Good Friday was probably the first day that anglers were able to see how good the “head of fish” within the Reservoir actually is. Even though this was a bright sunny day with very little wind, fish could be seen rising to “sup” buzzers from the surface throughout the whole of Llys-y-Fran Reservoir.

Dia Edmunds and Colwen Owens, both of Maesteg showed how results have improved for bank anglers last Saturday. Both anglers had achieved their six fish limits between 08.00 and 09.00. As we offer the option of a second day permit to all anglers visiting the Reservoir, both decided to purchase second permits. A day out is a day out, most anglers would want to spend at least a few hours fishing, especially considering the distance travelled. Surprisingly both anglers achieved their second limits by mid day and were delighted with the sport that they had been able to maximize upon.

Rob Hughes of Cilgerran took the best bag for an angler fishing Fly from the bank during the past seven days. His six fish, caught during the Llys-y-Fran Angling Club competition on Sunday 23rd , a competition that saw 20 anglers take a total of 79 fish, included a best Rainbow Trout of 3lbs 1oz , and weighed a total of 15lbs 2ozs. Percy Jones of Carmarthen recorded the best bag for an angler fishing Fly from the boat from day permit returns received; his total for six fish was 14lbs 8.5 ozs. The best six fish bag taken over the past seven days has got to be that recorded by a Mr A Hawtin of Banbury Oxfordshire, both he and his wife have been fishing the Reservoir on regular weekly visits for many years. His total weight for six fish, taken whilst fishing Ledgered Worm was 21lbs, an average of 3lbs 8ozs per fish caught.

This week’s free permit has been won by Mr R Edwards of Penally, Tenby.

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