Westlow Mere Congleton Hot
Situated just below the town of Congleton in the middle reaches of the Dane Valley, which has for generations catered for the traditional fly-fisherman seeking the river's natural stock of trout, Westlow Mere has benefited from the local experience and expertise; indeed, it was the love of the traditional, handed down from father to son, combined with an appetite for modern fly-fishing which provided the impetus to the formation of the Congleton & District Fly Fishers Ltd., where the combination of good water, charming location, first-class management and the most congenial of atmospheres, give Westlow Mere a very special place in the hearts of all who visit the fishery
Whatever your appetite in trout fishing there is something for you at Westlow, from specimen hunting to purist fishing. Monthly stockings ensure catchable fish for the novice and good bags for the lure fisherman. With catch and release, fish mature to become natural feeders and take the dry fly, buzzer or nymph. Spectacular evening rises are a feature from April till late autumn, with fish, including double figure fish, being taken on small nymphs, buzzers or dry flies - whilst not easy to catch, well worth the challenge and a good way to rear fine brown trout and classic rainbows for future years.