The Wye won the best river award promoted by the Our Rivers organisation.
Weather: Sunny with no wind at first, although it blew up a bit during the day and then subsided late afternoon.
Swim: Third pitch downstream from hut.
Tackle: 12ft Hardy Avon, 8lb line, quill float and 12hook. Then a small feeder with 10 hook.
Baits: Maggots, luncheon meat, bread flake and pellets.
Fish: Five chub, best 3½lbs.
My first trip to the Wye. As mentioned in the previous posting, an advance recce had shown only a few fishable spots. I fished the third pitch downstream from where you park. It was a good looking spot with trees overhanging and entering the water about 10 yards downstream.
It screamed out to be trotted so I started with a good old-fashioned quill. Plumbing the depth showed there to be about 8 feet a rod-length out. I used a maggot dropper to feed the swim and sent the float down with great anticipation. My reward was small dace and minnows! I also tried a piece of crust, holding it back so it went under the semi-submerged tree branches, but again nothing. Read Full Report...