Sunday, 13 December 2009

It's Stopped Raining

Well it's been a bit wet to say the least.
The rivers have been in flood for what
seems a lifetime to an addicted fisher of
streams. Not that I have not managed
the odd outing, most wasted.
I did manage a walk down the Hodder
and I wish the rod had been packed
as it looked low enough to cast a line.
A quick snap off the bridge was as
close as I came to a fishable river
for close on a month.

So when I got out today it was just
the fix my addiction needed.
I made the trip onto the upper
Dane last week, the river could
only be described as a mud bath.
While still carrying a bit of water the
colour had dropped out and the chance of
a fish was fair to good, so it proved.
Two nice Grayling helped ease the pain.
My last fish had been a few little
Sea trout all be it a few weeks too late,
non the less a good sign.

The pool I fished today holds a few good fish,
Two fast runs merge fish fight well in such
Even though the time was short a couple of
fish and a few snaps was most rewarding.

The fish above is about as big as the Grayling
grow at the moment on the lower river.
I did manage a lot better fish higher up
but managed to not get a photo. I hope
to get a good fish over the next few
weeks with a little luck.
A perfect fish and a perfect way to relax.


phil-k said...

Looks a good session.Some nice fish there.I hope to get out over Xmas when I get my new waders.

Pop round for a brew sometime and I'll show you my new fly tying room.: )

Tony said...

Seems some good fish on that length of river, a good chance for a 2lb fish, you will break your best I would say, we can fish fly as it's stocked with brownies as well, so all year round. about 5 to 10 mins from our other water BM, and we have another half dozen or so lengths in that distance as well!! another couple a bit further on..... the top one is only 10 mins from the Dove so we could tackle a few in a session .


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