Sunday, 22 February 2009

You Lookin At Me........(2)

The title of this re fares to a post on Mikes
blog ''fishing fiend'' . He was taking a photo
on one of our trips of a Rainbow I had caught
when the fish tried to jump down the camera
this was replicated when he caught one and
it did the same to me .
We fished last Sunday and it was frustrating
we could see large shoals of Roach but they
where not interested.
The odd one took the bait but try as we may
the vast amount of fish just turned away.

Mike pulled in some weed it was alive with
all sorts of little bugs and critters.
We even tried one or two in desperation ,
the Caddis above is the reason these Roach
are so fat .
I had an hour during the week prior, again
the water was low and the fishing hard
a couple of Trout and half a dozen Roach
was about it .
The trout are now in top condition and very well
marked , we could see one that looked very large
so we may well target it when the season opens.

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Almost But Not Quite

Me and Rob had a few hours on the Upper Ribble , we
arrived and stood on the bridge as we did Pete phoned
telling me about a rod he had seen .
The water looked spot on , A silver springer was making
it's way upstream a double , the opposite way another
double fish almost black was trying to make it's way back
to Sea a more natural contrast you could not see .
We decided to walk , it's nearly a mile to the other side of
the wood but what fantastic water it is .
Half way through the wood the phone went again this
time Mike, I wish I could show my mates this water
complete with fisherman's cabin which has bunk beds :D
Think if I was a member many a summer night would be
spent by the river it's like your own holiday cabin , you
can take non fishing friends for free 8-)
The length as been adapted to help both fish and fishermen
the stones form a waterfall with a run in the middle ,this
channels the fish , if we had Bears I'm sure this is where
they would be fishing .
A further 200 yards or so another such sculptured feature
in between is a long fishy looking pool .
We crossed the river lower down at the ford and Rob fished
down the pool while I moved up Nymphing, as I did I noticed
silt coming down I thought it was Robs wading upstream so
no concern , it soon became apparent though that the river
was going into spate no rain maybe snow melt? we rushed
back to the ford and the river was now over 2ft higher we
just made it :o
Today I'm off with the kids it's half term the weather looks
spot on but dont think I will find any time, but you never
ever know!


"Life is but a dream?"

"... on a good day of fishing, the job, the noise and clutter ... fade away until there is only water and the rhythm of the rod and, now and then, a fish."

-Random Phrump

''A Thought''

A simple philosophy I have adopted over the years has been tested and re-enforced in the past few weeks. It is to celebrate those good and pleasing things encountered in daily life, no matter how small, with at least the same vigour as I bemoan the bad or merely vexing.
-Steve Dobson

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