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Westlow Mere

Weather Here. Diary of Events. Here.

Catch Returns Here. Fishing Report Here.

Fishing Matches Here River/Sea levels Here.

"A bad day's fishing is better than a good day at work."


Local Weather Station

4.5 miles away Here.

Please use the local weather forecast and the comprehensive display. Moreover if you  click the links in red at the bottom of the screen it gives you loads of additional useful information.


Outlook for Saturday to Monday

Through this weekend, high pressure will remain anchored to the north-east of the UK, maintaining dry and settled conditions, although it will be rather chilly. Monday will be rather breezy and a touch less cold, although it will remain dry with some sunshine.



Catch and Release trout best practice Here

So long as we all fish within the regulations, whether we are catch-and-release anglers or catch-and-keep anglers, that's just fine. But I hope more of us start thinking more in terms of quality than quantity. Maybe catching 10 trout on dry flies is better than pounding 50 fish in a day by running a synthetic worm and egg with a nymph rig beneath a strike indicator.




Westlow Mere League Match:

Scierra Pairs

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Andy fish

Full Report Here.


Get them while they are young.

Eleven browns 3 rainbows in a 14 fish haul for George at westlow





Last Months Fly.

Black Buzzer

Black Buzzer.

FISH: an animal that grows the fastest between the time it’s caught and the time the fisherman
describes it to his friends.


I have visited this web site on a couple of occasions and I am always impressed with the depth of knowledge and information .The information is always good and up to date with a bit of humour thrown in, keep up the good work.

Clive Bullock.

This site is one of the best on the internet for good advice and a great fishery, keep up the good work.

Jeff Write.





Congleton & District Fly Fishers Ltd

Westlow Mere

"There’s always a hot new fly. Precious few of these patterns are genuine breakthroughs destined to last for a hundred years, but more often they’re idle comments on existing traditions, explorations of half-baked theories, attempts to use new and interesting materials, to impress other tiers, or excuses to rename old patterns. The results are often pointless fads like the craze in some pretentious restaurants of plopping fried quail eggs on everything or calling sandwiches “paninis.”"
~John Gierach

Westlow Mere's League Table Here

Rod Average: 5.6Week ending: 25/06/22

Number; Fish Caught


Number; Fishermen


Rod Average


Best Fish


Caught By


Fly Used


Most in Session


Best Dry Fly


Best Wet Fly/Nymph


Best Lure


BBC Weather

Westlow Mere

BBC Weather


This afternoon will see a mix of sunny spells and patchy cloud will, along with a few showers. These will be heavy in places, with the odd rumble of thunder possible.


This evening, showers will fade away. Overnight, it will be dry and mainly clear, but some patchy cloud and the odd shower may move in from the west towards dawn.


Tomorrow, there will again be a mix of patchy cloud and a few showers. However, showers are expected to be fairly infrequent, and not as heavy as the previous day. Turning dry in the evening.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday

On Monday, it is expected to be a rather cloudy and unsettled with outbreaks of rain throughout the day, heavy in places. Trending cooler. Tuesday will see longer sunny spells develop, especially in the afternoon, but isolated showers are still likely in the morning. A breezier day. Wednesday will see some sunshine in the morning, but a band of rain looks to move in later on.

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Fishing Report Month:


Trouts Vision


Click on Trouts cone of vision for more detail.

Methods used

Corixas, buzzers, diawl bachs, crunchers & cats whiskers. Fishing best in shallows to intermediate lines, bright orange when the conditions are clear & bright is paying of fished deep.

Trout Food

"The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be."
~John Gierach