January’s Wet flies

On-site at Nine Oaks, the Preferred flies during January


Here you can read more about our Trout Fishing

In January & February you may not see many fish rising but they are still there!
We allow fishing on a “Catch and Release” or “Catch and Return” basis as well as “Catch and Take”. When you’re not fishing for “the Table” your hooks must be either barbless or debarbed.
An easy way to debarb your hooks is to hold the "point and barb" in the jaws of a pair of forceps or pliars; then roll the hook backwards and forwards a couple of times between the jaws. Doing this should easily remove the barb, leaving you with a clean point.
For the “Catch and Take” Angler barbed hooks are allowed. There are 2 fish, 3 fish or 4 fish tickets and you may have as many tickets as you like - providing you pay for each one!

A 2 fish ticket is for the first 2 fish OR 4 hours fishing whichever comes first - your first 2 fish OR the 4 hours. Similarly, a 3 fish ticket is 3 fish OR 6 hours fishing, and likewise a 4 fish ticket is your first 4 fish OR 8 hours fishing. Multiple tickets are permissible

A typical Montana Nymph Fly - an excellent all-rounder

Montana Nymph.

A good all-round nymph/lure in the popular green & black colour combination. Worth trying in both weighted (gold head) and non-weighted varieties. The Montana works well in many different conditions. Best fished on a floating line, long leader and retrieved slowly. The chenille thorax can be varied in colour, orange and yellow are other colours that fish well.

The Mini Cats Whisker Fly - an excellent winter fly pattern

Mini Cats Whisker.

One of the few lures that has remained popular over the last twenty years or so. (Whatever happened to the Ace of Spades, Ombudsman & Black Chenille?)
This is one of those all round lures, fish it on a floating, intermediate or sinking line at various rates of retrieve and it will still catch. The cats whisker works superbly even when fished very slowly or even on the drop. You must have one of these in your box, don’t let the size deceive you, it’s very effective.

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