Week 9 came to an end at Maria Behety Lodge. Fishing was tough but good. Even with difficult river conditions we managed to catch 105 fish for the week. 19 over 15 pounds and 2 over 20 pounds.
Top Rod this week at Maria Behety Lodge was our very good friend Kevin Bitmead with 15 fish on the net.
Irvin Pike landed the fish of the week: 23.5 pounds.
Water Conditions at Maria Behety Lodge
Water colour and visibility: Very clear water.
Water temperature: 5° C and 12° C
Weather Conditions at Maria Behety Lodge
Wind speed ranges through the week at Maria Behety Lodge : It was windy this week. 0 to 60 km/h. West mostly but rotated to north for two days
Air temperature ranges through the week: 7°C to 21°C
Fishing Conditions at Maria Behety Lodge
Flies that are working the best: : Flies of the week were EMB and sunray shadow. Small size nymphs like TDF prince, prince nymph, red tail. Also yuk bugs and wooly buggers. Big flies for the last 30 minutes in the evening: Intruders, tube flies and articulated leeches.
Floating tip or intermediate and sunray shadow worked very good.
Only big flies for the last hour and with dirty water conditions.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: We used everything between floating and 15 feet of T-20.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 4 to 15 feet. Fluorcarbon 12 to 18 pounds.
For low water conditions and for some of the upriver pools I recommend scandi heads and short polyleaders or versileader.
If you would like more information then please do not hesitate to contact Steffan Jones or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.