Monday, 23 June 2008

Saturday Night At The River

The rain had fallen for the first time in over a month with
any consistency, the result an extra foot or so on the level
and the thick blanket weed now lay stuck half way up the
We managed to fish the same spot as opening day , so hopes
were high of a few fish .
The rain and colder water had knocked the Barbel off the
feed or at least for us . Mike took the first fish a nice Chub
under a pound a good sign of a healthy river. I had one next
a bit bigger but that was about it from the glide that had
brought success only a week earlier .

A move to swifter water got me quite a few fish , half a
dozen Dace another couple of Chub and a small wild

The best fish was a Chub , a fish that first captured my
imagination all those years ago and to be catching them
from the same River only a few 100 yards away from
the spot I caught my first one is always special .
Mike took this shot ,the deep Bronze and silver captured
perfectly a magical fish and treasured moments .


Mike Duddy said...

Was a great evening fishing until 10.30pm. Long summer nights are so fantastic.
This beat is so different from anywhere i have ever fished before, and i can see myself spending a lot of enjoyable hours on the river in the coming months.
Maybe by the end of the summer i might unlock a few of the rivers secrets and catch a lunker like Phils.
Good company and good fishing is a great combination - cheers!

Tony said...

If you get only a small percentage of the enjoyment from the place as I have you will have been blessed .
Can only echo your sentiments good company and fishing takes some beating .
It's only time before you hook into a big un! it may take a little longer to land one!!!

phil-k said...

That Dace looks a cracker.I would be very happy just catching a few of those.

Looks like Mike's got the Ribble

Anonymous said...

"...half a dozen Dace another couple of Chub and a small wild Brownie..."

Well, that is a very good sum. Great.

Reading this I remember that I haven´t gone yet to the place where I caught my first trout. The "Chimihuin River" in northern Patagonia.


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