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Blithfield welcomes the fly-fishing section

As the fly-fishing year begins to draw to a close, we often revisit some old favourites for pleasure fishing days out and October saw the us visit one such venue, Blithfield reservoir in Staffordshire. This water is a regular haunt for a number of the section who are also syndicate members there, but on this day all members were welcome.
We all know that nothing can be guaranteed in fishing and there are few places that can produce the goods every time you go and in Blithfield's case this is true, but when it fishes well, anglers can enjoy some spectacular days here, with good bags of trout coming to a wide range of fly fishing methods.
The day did produce as it happened and many of the guys caughtwell throughout the day, with a steady stream of fish coming to both dry fly fishing and sunken lures alike, showing just how varied the fishing can be here. A couple of our Staffordshire colleagues did particularly well (although I think they had inside knowledge!) and it was great to see one of our novices catching and landing a fish after a recent run of bad luck and missed opportunities (he knows what I'm saying!).
At the end of the afternoon, after an excellent day out on the water, it was time for the group to move on to a local pub in nearby Abbots Bromley. Here, over a social drink,experiences of fish caught or chances missed could be shared and time could be taken to reflect on what had been another enjoyable day’s fishing with the West Midlands Police Fly-Fishing Section.
Kevin Pearson
WMP Fly-Fishing Section
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