Sunday, 23 March 2008

Snowy River

I woke this morning and seeing I had planned a days fishing was
glad to see the weather looked good .
A quick trip to the tackle shop was next , I had agreed to meet Mike
at 10am , when we met up he pointed out he had a few inch of snow
covering his roof and that the river may be both up and cold .
We decided to stay with the previous days plans and head for the
river .I have only fished the river a couple of times but lower
down with phil .
We arrived at a snowy river and it looked great , Mike was
enthusiastic about the river and was soon showing me some
nice glides and pools , apart from the odd bit of rubbish washed
down from towns higher up it was really good water for the fly.
We were talking about technique and as I was showing Mike
my method with the fly, I hooked into a nice Brown Trout , it
turned out to be the only fish but the conditions were against
us .

As we made our way up stream we tried a couple of fishy
looking spots and went on a mini mountaineering coarse,
I have got and been in some hard to reach places in the
pursuit of angling but this was a whole new level it was like
being a kid again , every little obstacle we got over was
fantastic fun and made the day as much as the fishing did.
We found some waterfalls and a lot of little glides and pools
which will no doubt bring a few fish in better conditions.

Well a Snowy river is not a bad place to be , I enjoyed the day
and company , I caught a lovely fish , but at the end of the day
even though the fishing was hard the conditions were against us
we were both fishing well and that has to be a good sign for the
season ahead .


thebigandyt said...

You and your friend the fishing fiends' posts have got my enthusiasm up for trying out the river in northern ireland. looks like you both had a great day. keep up the good work

Tony said...

Cheers mate , get on a river just being out is great catching is just the icing

Matthew Eastham said...

Nice trout Tony, I'm jealous!
Can't wait to gwt on the water. but dead busy ATM....



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