Cymdeithas Pysgota CEFNI Angling Association
Winter fly tying sessions are well under way, please keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates, competition dates and open days.
A day on Llyn Cefni
The day was bright with reasonable cloud cover and a fairly stiff wind which seemed to increase as the day progressed. With the permission of caretaker Tudor, we were allowed to park our vehicle at the water’s edge whilst we tackled up . This was a great help as we had been away for some days and things were getting a bit chaotic in the luggage department!
We both put up two rods ready for a quick change to a dry outfit, should there be a hatch. After some advice from Tudor as to flies to use, we were off. The electric outboard taking us across the lake to the first dam between the two parts of the lake. The wind was blowing in an easterly direction, so we set the drogue over the side and we were fishing! Despite the drag of the drogue we were soon at the far end without a pull. We were moving too quickly. A change of tactics was needed. Back to the dam where we had seen some fish moving in calm water in the lee of the dam. We had no anchor so had to resort to using the drogue as a type of anchor and keep returning to the shelter of the dam.
The first fish came to a buzzer imitation within five minutes of starting to fish. Of course it went to my fishing pal! I changed my fly to a bloodworm imitation and was soon rewarded with a take. So the day progressed with fish coming to us alternately with the only problem being having to stop fishing, to move the boat back to the lee of the dam.
On two occasions we both had fish on at the same time, which proved a bit ‘hairy’ as they fought well over their weight and the danger of a knitting session loomed on a number of occasions. Most were rainbows but a few turned out to be ‘Blues’ with startling colouring.
We finished the day with 13 fish caught between us – all returned. We did not find any ‘Brownies’ but that was probably because our movements were restricted by the wind. Wildlife was everywhere, a buzzard even gave us a fly past at 2-3 feet above the water! The lowest I’ve seen this bird except at take-off. Perhaps it was the family of ducklings that were the temptation!
After such a good day, we’ll be back. The price of a day ticket is, in my opinion, low enough to tempt us despite the journey from Southern England.
Video of a fishing session at Cefni
Have a look at this YouTube video of a recent fishing session.
OPENING DAY - Send your photos and stories
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PRE SEASON FLY-TYING SESSIONS
Prior to each season a group of members meet at the fishing hut beside the lake and have a fly tying session and general natter. This is purely a social get-together to swap patterns, stories and also to aid any newcomers willing to learn how to tie flies. For more details please have a look at the association's facebook group page.
Every month usually Sunday mornings and throughout winter a group of volunteers tackle various maintenance jobs around the lake. Path cutting, weed clearing, signage erection etc all are welcome and it's a great social event giving back to the club.
Numerous club competitions are held throughout the fishing season with prize money and trophies available for winners. both junior and adults welcome. Together with heaviest fish of the season, heaviest Brown and Rainbow and other local fishery visits for inter club competitions for variety.