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Paper Mill Fishery 07814 741252 Evening fishing from 4pm to 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday has started and the fish are coming to sedges, grey duster and hopper patterns.

Ricky Locke fished during the day and caught a 7.75lb rainbow on a damsel nymph while Martin Morgan's 5.25lb rainbow fell for a cat's whisker lure.

The four trout weighing 13.25lb caught by Kevin Matthews took a sedge; Paul Evans had a three fish 9.75lb bag thanks to a black buzzer and Fred Morris used a hot head damsel for his three fish 8.5lb bag. Nant Moel Reservoir 07738 628041 Anglers fishing the evening and morning rise with dry flies have done best.

Ethan Bowen and Kyle Every caught well from the Aberdare AA club boat while Tim Gunter bank-fished successfully with evening catches on sedges and small emerger pattern flies.

Terry Widdall caught five or more rainbows on each of his early morning visits while Dick Channon netted four good fish on his visit from Merthyr.

The water level has dropped by five feet and has allowed more angler better access to the dam wall which has fished well along the top bay. Ynysyfro Reservoir 01633 838250 The bottom pond has fished best as Ken Pascoe, Craig Bowles and Colin Poole demonstrated with eight fish catch and release limits from a boat and Ken Bowring confirmed with a limit from the bank.

Brian Wareham boated four rainbows and added a bank caught brace, while six fish were boated by John Eynon and Dave Howells who also caught four from the bank.

Alan Rees caught five rainbows when he was out on the water and also managed two from the bank on the top pond; Dave Smith and Dave Kane both caught four and a brace came aboard for Martin Rees and Mike Brace.

A 3.25lb rainbows was the best of seven caught by Roger Martin when he fished from the bottom pond bank.

Shipmans buzzer, Diawl Bach, hoppers, hawthorns and blob flies are catching the fish as both Adrian Moyse and David Price landed five; Keith Higgins and Terry O'Connor both banked 10 over three visits and day ticket visitor Gethin Bowles caught four.

Among those with a brace were Shaun Cotterell, Dave Slocombe, Sally Ann Iles, Ian Hewitt, Roy Marsh, Dave Scott, John Mcindo, Del Haines and James Williams while blue trout were caught by Adrian Connor and Bernard Hartland. On the top pond, Tom Hughes caught three rainbows as did Dean Connolly while two were banked by Dave Woods, Bryn Burgess and Chris Daniels.

Ravensnest Fishery 01291 689564 Steve Wakeman had plenty of action when he fished catch and release and hooked 22 rainbows with four of them weighing over 8lb.

There were three rainbows over 7lb among 21 returned by Chris Preece while Roger Jones included two 8lb fish among the 20 he caught and released. Keith Cox returned 17 rainbows to 6lb and the biggest of Gary Williams's dozen fish weighed 8.5lb. Blake Jackson returned 17 fish, Fred Tucker and Terry Feest put 12 back and 10 were caught by Luke Brown, Keith Higgins and Huw Davies.

Two 8lb rainbows were among 10 returned by Greg Wilford and John Collins caught one that weighed 6lb.

Steve Lester was catching for the kitchen and took away a five fish 10.5lb bag.

Four fish weighing 8lb were in the bags of John Turner, Joe Flower, Bill Lewis, Alan Pomfret and John Varnell.

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:May 12, 2017
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