Thank you to Chatton Trout Fishery
The day started with fly dressing from Paul Little. The group tied 2 flies under the instruction of Paul; the gold head and green head black tadpole. Dawn and Marion informed the group that black flies were currently fishing well at Chatton.
Whilst fly dressing was in progress Cliff & Anne were setting rods up for beginners outside. Casting tuition followed where the group were split into beginners and advanced casting. Beginners were taught the roll cast, over head cast, then both casts were joined together into a roll cast with a pick up into a over head, and finally shooting line. Advanced instruction from AAPGAI master Paul Little centred round techniques and perfecting the double haul.
After a coffee break everyone fished till lunch time…where ladies lost and caught fish. Junior angler 6 year old Matthew lost a fish with his own tied fly, so he resorted to stalking techniques. See photograph
After lunch Anne & Cliff received some CPD training (continuous personal development) from Paul Little, demonstrating and teaching techniques for the belgium cast, ready for a salt water trip later this month to Mexico.
Paul gave an impromptu casting lesson for a complete beginner who arrived at the fishery wishing to find out more about fishing. She left a very happy lady and will be joining us on our next ladies event.
Fishing during the afternoon was difficult, very bright conditions and fish not in a taking mood. Near to the end of the day Alison (experienced sea angler) and new to trout fishing caught her first rainbow trout, under the guidance of Level 1 coach Marion. Well done…photo attached
The day ended with some great comments from everyone. Huge thanks to Paul & Cliff for their casting & fly tying classes, recurring comment from everyone was about the quality and depth of tuition/knowledge. We are so lucky at Ladies Fishing to have a AAPGAI Master & GAIA/UKCC Level 1/2/3 course lecturer.
Tight Lines everyone till the next ladies day.
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