Water flow: Dropping
Visibility: 46 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F
Water condition: Clear
Best time of day to fish: 10am - 4pm
Best stretch: Welshpool- Llanidloes
Best access point: Caersws
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Grannom. Black Gnat, Sedges. Large Dark Olives. Blue Winged Olives. Pale Watery. Stone Fly Cannies
Fish species: Salmon, Brown Trout, Grayling and coarse fish
Fishing season: All Year
Nearest airport: Birmingham
Recommended fly fishing leader: 12 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 6X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 4 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
The river meanders through some of the most stunning scenery in Wales. The river is a rain feed free stone river with a mix of runs, long riffles, glides and pools. The wading on the upper Severn is some of the easiest you will come across (very nice if you're a novice fly fisher ). The river levels are usually good as the river is controlled by Lyn Clewedog in the summer months and also the river drops quickly ...
after rain brings the river up. There are some superb fly hatches throughout the year, notably Grannom/sedges, Black Gnat, stone/needle fly and various upwinged insects, with dry fly fishing well into the winter months, weather and river levels permitting.
You can fly fish for trout, grayling, the odd salmon and coarse fish. There are also many smaller tributaries to fish such as Afon Rhiw, Afon Mule, Afon Carno, Afon Trannon, and Afon Clywedog.
All techniques work well on the upper river Severn, dry, spiders, wet fly, nymph, New Zealand, Czech nymphing and French nymphing.
River dropped back to a fishable height, still quite a cold wind, so you will have to try and pick your day.