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

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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Back In with the Welsh Dee “Ladies”

This Friday was my first chance for a spot of grayling fishing on the Welsh Dee since the end of the salmon season. A number of things had kept me away from the river, not least the wet weather, which had kept the river above 0.8m for a couple of weeks.

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Salmon Guiding Success on the Welsh Dee

At the start of this week wet and windy weather pushed the Welsh Dee back into full spate (1m @ Corwen). This was followed by a brief dry spell that allowed the river level to fall back below 0.9m on Tuesday. A couple of salmon were caught on Tuesday but most

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Double Bronze – Golden Welsh Dee Salmon Week

Dry weather at the start of the week allowed the river level to slowly drop off below 0.7m, which continued to attract anglers to the Llangollen beats in search of silver. However, catch reports have been thin on the ground and I have only heard of a couple of coloured

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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.