Wow its warm today..scorcher!
On a positive note, a healthy chance of some light showers overnight and in coming days. Perhaps expected, the fishing has got harder but fish are still being caught!
Walley, Herons Green, Moreton Spit and Woodford are all still worth a go here at Chew from the bank. The boils, the open water across the middle and herons Green the best bet from the boats.
At Blagdon its been very much around the dam basin for most visitors although on overcast or cooler days the shallow water around Holt Bay, Butcombe, Rugmoor and Home bay have all produced fish to dries. Flying ant continue to encourage fish up to the top on occasions and corixae and snail are now more prevalent around the margins.
WE would strongly advise bank anglers to consider Chew Valley rather than Blagdon lake. Weed around the margins is prolific at Blagdon and will severely hamper bank fishing efforts. Bank access is still excellent at Chew Valley.
At Barrows the areas of flow such as the pipe on 3 continue to produce regular catches. Most anglers opting for nymphs and buzzers fished slow. A blob or similar on the point wouldn't go a miss. Dry fly sport is patchy but always worth a try late on.
Remember, all anglers should be mindful of sudden changes in weather, most notably the threat of thunder and lightening as noted in recent days. Please ensure you are aware of the expected procedure for anglers in the event of thunder and lightening. Never risk your life by fishing when lightening is around.