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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.



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 New for 2019;

9 match series fishing matches.
next match 31st March.

1.            Points won for each match.
2.            £3 pool money.
3.            League table.
4.            Final match lots of prize money.

Trophy and prize for overall competition winner.

Restrictive rules are kept to a minimum and the competition allows all flies permitted by the fishery.

Full dates soon!

Sunday 16th March.

Coppenhall 3 fish £25

Sunday 17th March.

Tim Gillcrest 3 fish £25

Trout Masters Fish Off

Saterday 6th April

Cancer Reserch


Northwest Fly Fishers

Sun 23 June

Scierra Pairs

The next huge sponsor for the 2019 Scierra Pairs is Costa del Mar giving a pair of Glasses, Hat & T-shirt away at EVERY HEAT in some lucky anglers goody bag, This will mean 1 lucky angler will pick up a goody bag worth over £175 at EVERY HEAT.This will only apply to the FULL entry price anglers and products may vary from the pics.

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The 2019 Scierra Pairs heats and dates sorted apart from Straid Fishery plus 1 more in Ireland with Denis Goulding going to hopefully organise one.

This year the entry has stayed the same along with the FINAL Cash pot but with more sponsors on bard the GOODY BAGS have got even better, Watch this space as i will be letting you know who ALL the 2019 sponsors are.

Entries are NOW OPEN and the website updated so please keep the entries coming in, some heats are filling up fast with limited boats so please be quick.


Hope everyone has a great 2019 and look forward to seeing you soon on the water.

Patshull Park Fishery, Grafham Water Fishing Lodge, Stenhousetroutfishery, Eyebrook Trout Fishery, Chew Valley Lake, Knockaderry, Limerick, Ireland, Raith Lake - Boat Only Fly Fishery, Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery, Sweethope Adventure, Morton fishings, Harelaw Fishery, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Farmoor Reservoir Fishery, Carron Valley Fishery, Llyn Clywedog Trout Fishery, Sulby, Isle of Man, Glencorse Rsv, Llyn Brenig, The Black Loch Fishery, Rutland Water, Beecraigs Trout Fishery, Llyn Trawsfynydd, Wimbleball Lake, Lake of Menteith Fisheries, Draycote Water, Grafham Water, Flyfishstore

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Scierra List


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

"Things fishermen know about Trout aren't facts, but articles of faith."
~ John Gierach

Westlow Mere's League Table Here

Catch Returns: Week ending: 22/03/2019

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.


Tomorrow looks set to be dry with some large areas of cloud, but with some sunny spells too. Very mild, and feeling pleasant in any sunshine.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Dry on Friday with sunny spells developing after a misty start and it will be rather mild. Overnight, it will be generally dry and cloudy for a time but clear spells will develop in the early hours. Saturday will feel colder but it should be a fine day with good sunny spells. A rather chilly night in clear spells though. On Sunday, it will continue dry with plenty of sunshine.


Please fill in the catch return forms stocking policy and welfare of the fish depends on an accurate assessment of stocked Fish.

If you want to be kept up to date please go Here.

Click on Event/Day for more info.



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