Fishing The Welsh Dee

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In this section, I share from many years of experience the best approaches to fishing the Welsh Dee for trout, grayling and where appropriate sea trout & salmon.
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Recent Blog Posts

A Glimpse of Spring on the Welsh Dee

This week my only chance to go fishing was Saturday, which surprisingly coincided with a short spell of sunny weather for the first time this year. In addition, the river level had dropped off to 0.88m (Manley Hall), from its last peak of 1.2m, opening up the possibility to fish

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Struggled to find Grayling on a swollen Welsh Dee

Cabin fever was starting to set in after being ill with a bout of flu for the last couple of weeks and I needed some fishing therapy. The early part of the week had been cold and relatively dry, allowing the Welsh Dee level to fall to 0.7m (Manley Hall).

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First grayling in 2018 from a flooded Welsh Dee

This week was my first opportunity to go fishing on the Welsh Dee this year, since returning from holiday in Australia. The weather over the last couple of weeks had caused the river level to go up and down like a “fiddlers elbow”. Heavy rain on Tue/Wed pushed the river

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Welsh Dee Grayling fishing in Sleet & Snow

Just as the river level was starting to drop off nicely, heavy rain at the start of the week pushed it above 1.2m (Manley Hall) again. As the week progressed a cold dry spell helped the river level to fall to just above 1m by Thursday morning; the only day

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Welsh Dee Grayling Fishing on a Beautiful Autumnal Day

Surprisingly, as we approach the end of autumn many of the trees are just still in leaf, adding beautiful splash of colour to the landscape on sunny days. After wet start, Thursday turned out to be a beautiful sunny day on the Welsh Dee at Llangollen, which was lucky because

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Welsh Dee Fishing Information Source & Blog for the Welsh Dee

This website is primarily dedicated to fly fishing for grayling, trout & salmon. It provides helpful & interesting information on fishing the Welsh Dee, augmented with photographs and videos.  In addition, I will be writing about the techniques, tactics, and flies that prove successful on the various beats & pools throughout the year.