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.
Well out for a play and about time really ( seem to be a full time downhill mountain mechanic rather than fishing guide the joys of being a parent) I had knocked up a couple of new patterns last night so I thought I would give them a swim and boy did they work well, better than my crazy mobile phone especially when I wonted to take a pic of the better fish it went all to cock and wouldn’t do a thing.
Mind had a good morning catching around 20+ grayling a single fantastically marked brown trout all in around three hours, but the best bit was being out in the fresh air enjoying a spot of fishing.
Well the wind and rain are on the way so I went and fished a few stretches of the river that I usually don’t go to, the run in the picture is very shallow and I have fished it many times with little success but I never say never, as I worked my way down the run it was dead, I have had small fish here but nothing very big, but then not a monster but a bigger than usual which was very pleasing, then another and another, for a change I caught around six nice fish just goes to show you should never ignore any water.
Well it’s been 3 months of continuous rain and the river has finally dropped to a fishable level, I had a full day planned but as always something came up and I had to go at lunch time and guess what it started raining as I walking down to the river.
Well the way it’s been going if it rains the river will come back up so make hay while the sus shines and all that, on with a French style leader and 3 nymphs working my way down the first run it was a little quiet, then 2 trout one after another under a over hanging tree, not what I was after but nice after such a long lay off, onto the next run which was around waist deep and had a good flow, so off with the point fly and on with something a little heavier, second cast the braid leader stopped and yes I had a grayling on, in the fast flow it gave a good account of it’s self not big but in lovely condition, a couple more casts and another grayling looked almost the double of the first, by the time I had finished working my way down the run several more grayling came to the net, the one strange thing as soon as every fish was netted the fish never moved, made my life easy when un hooking and taking a quick picture.