Monday, 26 September 2011

End Of Season Madness

fished the local stream with Mostyn today.  It was nice to get out as i didn't fish over the weekend and there hadn't been any rain for a few days so i was a bit optimistic and was hoping for a lot of fish :D  but sadly that's not what happened :(  Myself and Mostyn  hit the water at around 12 o'clock and the conditions were perfect.  The river had run off its high water from last week but still with a little bit of water still running which was nice but there was hardly any fly life on top of the water so we knew we had a hard day against us.  I was first to hit the water but didn't have anything except for a splashy rise but i couldn't hook him as hard as i tried >:(
Mostyn then said to me that he was heading off up river and for me to catch up while i was tangled in a bush from frustration from loosing the fish before >:( so after i snapped my leader and fly off i headed off up river to find him.  I walked half mile upstream and no sign of him.  So i walked back down stream to the to a few pools above the pool which i finished off and there he was, he had jumped in a pool which we have not fished all season long so i didn't think of looking :/ ( anyways i needed the exercise :-p )

when i seen Mostyn he was just releasing a nice fish around the lb mark so i missed that one, but straight away he was into another fish and another and another so i was grinning ear to ear knowing that the fish were still on the feed even very late on in the season.

we headed on up river fishing the pockets and some runs.  Mostyn was catching a few here and there as should have i but the fish today were just too fast for me and i was missing them every time or hooking them and they were dropping off which is not normally like me :/ and this carried on for about 1/2 mile upstream and about 30 fish lost while Mostyn was on about 20 by then :-/  but eventually i did manage to hook one up and bring it to hand :D  i cast my fly above the over hanging trees so that it will go under them and just before it did BANG!!!  a nice 1/2lb wild speckled brown trout :D
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Then i was in my stride or so i thought as the next pool i lost 4 fish in 4 casts :(

I then fished the pool above which is on a bend and some deep fast flowing water.  I fished it all but nothing not a nudge, so i made a cast on the edge of the bank while i had a look around for Mostyn, i turned around and there was a little fish on.
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but it was a brilliant day and was nice to be out with nice company :D but i cant believe it things brown trout end in 4 days :(

a bumble bee in the plants and was on the stream too so i have made a klinkhammer pattern for ;)
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Mostyn fishing some nice runs.
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Some company and the results
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Photobucketa few fish live here ;)
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