They say size isn’t everything, and it is certainly true when fishing small streams.
I love nothing more than wandering these miniature waterways, chasing pretty little wild brown trout with butter-coloured bellies and bright red spots. Most fish weigh-in under 8-ounces but punch well above their weight when using a wand-like 7–8ft fly rod. On occasions, you will winkle out a larger specimen from a deep hole, or that difficult to reach spot. Dry flies always catch fish but nymphs, or even streamer patterns work well too.
We will travel light, covering as much water as possible, wading amongst tree canopies and overgrown backside vegetation. Around every corner is a challenge and an opportunity to flick a fly to ever willing fish – they certainly keep you busy! This fishing will test the skills of the most experienced angler and I guarantee you will want more.
Note: with steep, slippery banks and awkward access, you will need a reasonable level of fitness as we could walk a few miles during a session.
Season: 3rd March to 30th September.
Rivers: Lliw, Llan, Gwilli and Morlais (all near Swansea).