Wednesday, 16 June 2010

That Special Time Again

As a lad I can remember, that feeling of
going to bed knowing the day after we
could fish the rivers. I thought that I
would not sleep. It was like Christmas
for me the 16th . The thing is now I'm
older Christmas is more a time for my
kids, yes I still love it but that magic
feeling is not the same as in youth.
Not to worry though because the truth
is the night before the river opens to run
a float down every pool and glide fills me
with childhood dreams.
So it was off to the river, a glorious day
no rain for weeks and every word seemed
to point out that we stood little chance of
a fish. Well I have listened before and
to be honest I think although harder you
can have some great sport on the stick that
other methods don't bring.
I think roaming the river wading, watching
and of coarse the odd cast learns you so much.
When you mix in the fly fishing, pre coarse season,
the river gives up just a glimpse of her many secrets,
enough for you to understand the likely spots that bring
the occasional bending of the rod.
It was great to see Phil find a good spod of
fish. I had weighed a few places up while out
on the fly and this was one, I did not need to
tell him though, which shows how at home he
is on a river. This is a swim that many would
walk past and think "no chance" well he's one
up on those. I would say the mix of the long trot
and fly makes for a more complete river angler.
I do know it brings us more than enough to keep
us very happy.
It was Chub, Trout, Barbel and Trout
for most of the day the best an 8lb Barbel
to Phil I took one over 6 and some good
Chub the best over 5lb
I had walked off to fish with Mike who's
day was cut short by work commitments.
He had fished earlier and had a lot of trout
he moved to avoid them and at one point
became duck rescuer. While I was down
river Phil had his biggest fish but no trophy
shot. He soon put it rite though.

A great day and happy anglers.

1 comment:

phil-k said...

It doesn't get much better than that does it.

Top fishing.

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