|A typically confined run holding fish but difficult to present the fly|
As I moved upstream it was difficult to stop spooking fish as the water was clear and casting was restricted to not much more than a rod length. The middle section had what appeared to be a derelict mill with large pools and wooded riffles. In my limited time I did not fish them hard but could see they had potential to harbour some big trout. Large Dark Olives were hatching in profusion and I failed to tempt some large rising fish. Eventually I hooked a couple of good sized wild fish on the nymph which gave good accounts of themselves in the fast flow.
As the day wore on I probably netted about half a dozen fish and lost a couple a more. It was a good wild trout fishery and I saw plenty of bigger fish than those I caught. Fishing from the bank was difficult so wading was required and it is not for the faint hearted with clay in places coaxing you into the deeper holes.
|A nice open section that held some fish.|
Well pleased with a good few hours on a new stretch of river