Quick walk in the sunshine with the rod, to start with the fish really seemed thin on the ground, mind that might have been something to do with the cormorants that were about, I think I fished two runs before I started to find a few fish and the best bit the new nymph caught the lions share of the fish.
Not fishing today but there again, looking at places to fish in the future, those plans you make for the coming year. On Sundays there is nothing I like more than a nice family day out walking in the hills and valleys around where we live.
Strangely, most of our walks end up around rivers, streams and a lake on top of some hill somewhere, don’t know why this is, but I always enjoy it ! Tody we went south of caersws for a walk, it was quite frosty with some mist hanging around the hills. As we parked up, there was the odd small flake of snow coming down. Wrap up warm and there is nothing nicer, our plan, erm my plan was to walk a small trout stream to look at runs and pools for the coming trout season. I have walked this stream many times and still haven’t fished it yet, it’s on my to do list, hopefully this year. A very interesting stream with a lot of large rocks, bed rock, fast flowing gutters, riffles and deep pools. As we walked and talked I could just imagine being there in the summer months with a cane rod and silk line, flicking dries or small nymphs through the runs. I would have thought the fish would have been quite small, but where there are small ones there can always be bigger ones, also there are signs of otters on the bank sides so there must be something in this stream.
Hopefully this one will get ticked off my to do list this and I can show you some pictures of beautiful spotted brown trout.