Just wanted to thank you for enabling those new to fly fishing the chance to fish a great river in fantastic surroundings. Yesterday was my first outing alone after having a couple of lessons – and I caught a beautiful brown rout within the first hour! It’s safe to say I’m hooked. Fly fishing is on my mind all the time and I can’t wait to get back out there. Thanks again and I’ll be booking again as soon as I have the chance.
Just wanted to say what an exceptional day I had on Saturday on your day ticket water in Monsal Dale. The setting was magnificent, the fish free rising and equal to anything I’ve experienced anywhere. Thanks also to Chris for his advice at the start of the day. I will definitely be back!
My guest NM and I had a lovely day in Monsal Dale on Monday. Tricky in the morning – bright and we being a bit ‘rusty’ but great sport in the afternoon with the Mayfly starting to hatch. Between us we caught 7 trout (and missed as many!) mostly brownies but I did have a nice 1 lb plus rainbow. We hope to see you again soon.
A friend and I had day tickets on 8 July – here are our catch returns. I had 13 brown trout, caught on beaded PTN, beaded GRHE, Snowshoe Hare Emerger, Klinkhamer and CDC Emerger. My friend had 26 browns and 4 rainbows, caught primarily on a Snowshoe Emerger. It was our third annual outing and we had a very enjoyable day on a lovely fishery.
No exaggeration, you have a superb fishery – so much variety on the day ticket stretch, with all that scenery, and the river and fish are in such good condition. Thanks for keeping a section open to us blow-ins!
Possibly one of my favourite places to fish – anywhere. Beyond the world – beating setting and scenery, the beat offers everything a fisherman could want – deep pools, fast flowing riffles and calmer runs, providing plenty of variety and challenges on the dry fly and nymph. Equally, I love the fact that it’s not manicured like many southern chalk streams. I’ll be back next season in a heartbeat!