Ladybower Fisheries


Flies for early Spring

Despite the sheer size of Ladybower there is natural fly life present so don’t always opt for the norm and fish a lure. The trout can quickly become accustomed to flies so bring a few variations of one species, varying in sizes and colours.

Hopefully the description of the season can give you an indication to what will fish well in the correct conditions that may be presented during your visit to Ladybower.


Montana Nymph fly photo
Boobies Fly photo
Vivas fly photo
Dog Nobblers photo

Montana Nymph


Dog Nobblers


Tadpoles fly photo
Black and Peacock Spider fly photo
Gold Head Hares Ear fly photo
Pheasant Tailed Nymph fly


Black & Peacock Spider

Gold Head Hares Ear

Pheasant Tailed Nymph

Diawl Bachs fishing fly photo

Diawl Bach's

Flies for Summer

Keep your eyes peeled as chironomids start to hatch, so buzzers are effective. There is a good hatch of mayfly, particularly round the Snake end. Sedges also make an appearance in the evenings. ( Beware that the mayfly hatch comes around the end of the 2nd week in June). The fish become more active now. With bright sunshine and the water warming up the fish head out into the deeper water. Expect to be using the drys during this time of year as there is some brilliant sport to be had. Nymphs do really well with a slow figure of eight retrieve, targeting fish that are selectively feeding.

Daddy Long Legs Fishing Fly Photo
Hoppers Fishing fly photo
Popper Hoppers Fishing fly photo
Emerges Fishing fly photo

Daddy Long Legs


Popper Hoppers


Muddlers fishing fly photo
Deer Hair Sedge Fishing Fly Photo
Black Gnat Fishing Fly photo
Flying Ant Fishing fly photo


Deer Hair Sedge

Black Gnat

Flying Ant

Olive Damsel Nymph Fishing fly photo
Hares Ear Fishing fly photo
Black Pennel Fishing fly photo
Bibio Fishing fly photo

Olive Damsel Nymph

Hares Ear

Black Pennel


Olive Buzzer Fishing Fly Photo
Black Buzzer Fishing fly photo
Blob fishing fly photo

Olive Buzzer

Black Buzzer


Flies for Autumn

Lures are now coming into play again. You should be looking to using dark colours. Boat anglers should be incorporating these with sinking lines covering the deeper water. Bank anglers should be looking at using intermediate lines during the day. But early mornings and late evenings you should be using floating lines. Don’t forget terrestrials and also small fry as they are in abundance now.

Daddy Long Legs
Small Sedge
Popper Hoppers

Daddy Long Legs

Small Sedge


Popper Hoppers

Heather Fly
Perch Fly
Brown Trout Fly
Roach Fly

Heather Fly

Perch Fry

Brown Trout Fly

Roach Fly

Personally tied fishing flies

All the above flies are tied by Steve Newsome which are all available in the Ladybower Fishery Office. You can also contact Steve direct at: