Tuesday, 1 April 2008

A not so Snowy River

After a nice day on the river last week I could not stay away
so I decided to explore a little downstream , we experienced
rain on and off most of the week so I knew fishing was out but
a walk with Melanie and the kids meant I could have a mooch
around and spend some family time as well .

The day on a Snowy river had left me thinking of little else
and I had been busy throughout the following week tying
flies .
When reading one of Mikes posts I noticed he said that this
was a favorite time of year for him , the clocks change meaning
a few hours on the river at evening time are now possible.
Not to waste an opportunity we arranged to meet up .
The river was not Snowy this time but she was up a good foot
and tinged with colour , the plus side it was finning down and
not as cold as on our previous visit .
We decided to walk a little upstream to the Mill race ,
I had spotted a area where the wall nooks back and
was just going to say to Mike that looks a good spot , but
he had already spotted it and pointed it out , It was exactly
in this area I made contact with the first fish , a nice Brownie
it even posed while Mike took it's photo on a stone , these
Trout are very silver and this one had big red spots almost
Sea Trout like in appearance .

I had fished to the bottom end of the pool taking one more
fish , as I made my way back I had one more cast in the nook
third run and I had a good take a couple of minutes later the
best Brown of the evening was in the net .
I had one more small fish and that ended a nice few hours.
Mike fished as hard if not harder than me , his first fly caught
river fish can not be far off , he fished well , I just wished he had
got one . It's hard when you are doing something new and don't
catch , you wonder if you are getting it wrong on this occasion I
think a little luck was all he needed ,his fly skills are improving
now it's just a matter of time .

A not so Snowy river

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