Saturday, 23 August 2008

What It's All About

Spent an afternoon with Mike on the Ribble
the river was a good foot over her normal
summer level and tinged with a dark tea
colour .
On arriving at the fast glide we wanted to
fish I spotted the flower above a Geranium
I think Meadow Cranesbill ? seems to be
the best match from the flower to the
habitat I found it , I do stand to be
corrected ''I'm no expert''.
We found a few fish, having six Sea Trout
between us , I also managed to lose an
half decent one as it leapt and shed the
hook it looked a couple of pounds.


A nice Dace was a welcome site as they have not
been around in many numbers . Stick float in fast
water is one of my favourite ways to relax and it
would be hard to chose between the fly and
float on moving water as to which I enjoy most.

We finished the day at Duck island ,a dozen or so Roach
more Dace and a few Chub followed until the light
failed and it was time for home .
No monsters but today was what it's all about for
me time well spent and my batteries re charged.
It could have been another river Rob rang to
see if I wanted to fish with his Dad something
I would have loved and no doubt enjoyed I
hope the chance comes around again just the
thought will get me busy at the vice .

2 comments:

Mike Duddy said...

Apart from getting a splitting headache after nutting that branch, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day, lets do it again soon.

Tony said...

Yes went on the Hodder last night lost another good Sea Trout which was very frustrating, wish you could have come we fished an hour or so into dark only one good Brownie will put the photo up later .

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