Ladies and gents, the Crickhowell & District Angling Society will be holding their annual Trout Fly Fishing Skills Day at Grangwryne Court Fishery, River Usk on June 14th 2015. The day will run from 10:00 – 16:00 and will consist of a large number of workshops revolving entomology, fly tying, single-handed fly casting, as well […]
Hailing from the base of the beautiful and picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales, Gareth specialises in small stream and river fly fishing techniques for both wild trout and grayling, and provides guided fishing trips, fly casting tuition, and high quality fly tying services.
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Chris Purdie, 25/07/2011 (Fly Tying Services)
Field testing had to wait until yesterday evening. The klinks did not disappoint. They float like corks and sit well in the water. Just what I've been looking for! My local stream is on its knees now in midsummer, poor winter rain compounded by abstraction like many of the South Country rivers, and typically no hatch whatsoever, save the odd sedge. Even in such tricky conditions, the klinks rose fish in all the likely lies, including the big fish that has eluded me in consecutive visits (he slashed just short again!). All wild fish here so a good test for the klinks which passed with flying colours!
Paul Cremin, 15/06/2010 (Guided Fishing Trip / Fly Casting Tuition)
I have booked a number of guided days as well as a casting lesson with Gareth and have had amazing times. Until my time with Gareth I had never caught a fish in my life.
The skills and techniques that I learned whilst on the water were invaluable to the improvement of my fishing skills; his knowledge of casting techniques, of the local fishing spots, tackle, and flies was excellent. A great day out for both adults and kids alike, is great exercise, and extremely interesting.
I would recommend Gareth to anyone.
Paul Brown, 13/05/2013 (Fly Tying Services)
Just received my order of chironomid emergers. Really beautifully tied flies. They look like they will be absolutely deadly!
I’ll certainly be ordering more.
Mike Maxfield, 19/03/2011 (Guided Fishing Trip / Fly Casting Tuition)
Just a quick note to say thanks a million for a cracker of a day mate - I got more out of it than I had originally hoped so a massive thanks to you for that. I'm more psyched for GAIA now than ever.
Was great to finally meet you and am very much looking forward to getting back onto a South Wales small stream with you again in the near future.
Speak to you soon, and thanks again!
Justin @ The River Beat blog, 19/01/2012 (Fly Tying Services)
I recently ordered a handful of flies from Gareth Lewis for the upcoming fishing season. I’d seen a few photos of his work on a fly fishing forum and I was impressed. So I ordered a couple of the usual patterns he offers for sale - CDC & Elk, Olive Paraduns and micro Copper Johns and also asked him if he would do a custom job. The fly I had in mind was a very simple yet “buggy” looking midge pattern featured on Tom Sutcliffe’s website, the high-vis CDC Midge. The fly is designed for South African conditions but I noticed Tom mentions the pattern was used with some success on his last trip to the southern chalkstreams, so much so that the locals raided his fly box and took every last one. I suspect it’s a pattern that will work well in most parts of the world. Gareth, who admits to being a bit of a midge fanatic, happily agreed to oblige.
Last month I posted a short write-up on the David Collins Grannom Emerger and, as such, I’m pleased to announce the full article is now featured in this week’s Partridge of Redditch Fly Friday #53 blog. Enjoy caddis fans!
A great event coming up with the Wye & Usk Foundation, and in conjunction with the Lugg and Arrow Fisheries Association, on May 17th 2015! I’ll be providing a number of demos regarding the fishing of small streams, the tactics needed, the flies, outfits, and more. It’s gonna be a fun one! For more information […]
Due to a cancellation, the following dates are now available for guided trips. If you’re interested in experiencing a new water or enhancing your skills, simply get in touch. (more…)
I love this time of year (and caddis)! Instead of the usual generic nymphs of winter, we finally get to target specific invertebrates, and one of the first is…yup…a caddis pattern; the Grannom. The first major hatch of the trout season, we see these invertebrates breaking surface and swirling in clouds around mid-April. 2014 was a […]