Shady Pools

I fished yesterday and although conditions weren’t very favourable (bright sunshine and low levels), I managed to find a few fish in the shady pools. I arrived mid afternoon and there was hardly anything hatching although I did see a few late mayfly. Later in the afternoon and into the evening the sedges made an appearance and by late evening several fish were rising.

I ended up with around a dozen fish to 1½ lbs with the best two coming to a very small CDC emerger pattern, including this nicely marked fish. Later in the evening sedge patterns worked well. I did hook one good grayling but unfortunately it threw the hook.

The levels are so low now on all the rivers, hopefully we will get some of the rain that’s been forecasted.


July 14, 2011 by Filed under: Trout Fishing 

3lb Grayling

I had a nice 3 pound Grayling out today, full of fight, along with a couple of modest trout.

All the best

July 5, 2011 by Filed under: Grayling Fishing 

First Fishing Trip

I had just returned from a sea fishing trip and the decorating was beckoning when I received this call; “Dad I’m coming down in an hour or so and would like to go fishing” – well how could I ever refuse!

It was mid afternoon with bright sunshine and not the best time to try and catch a trout. But with a small un-weighted nymph on, it wasn’t long before he had his first ever trout from the Frome and I think fishing has also caught him – better start hiding my tackle!!

July 3, 2011 by Filed under: Trout Fishing