Evening Rise – At Last!

I fished the Bockhampton stretch last night. Thanks to the recent bad weather and strong winds it was the first time that I have been out in the evening since early June.

The trout started to rise after 2030 and it was the usual problem of trying to be in the right places at the right time to make the most of the remaining daylight. The sport was fairly fast and furious.

I landed 4 stock fish and one wild trout of about 3/4 lbs. What I found interesting was that while the stock fish were in reasonable condition they certainly had not put on any weight during their stay in the river. The fly that I used was Greenwell size 16. In my experience the Greenwell is as good a fly as any, right through the season, and no one should go on the river without a few in their fly box.