Started at lunchtime and fished til dusk at 5pm. Caught nothing, no takes, no follows nothing.
Freezing cold, blue hands, lost 3 spinners and the will to live.
Maybe i should know better by now than to fish the river the day after half an inch of snow has melted.
Next weekend i am going to target the fish at a couple of the big weirs on the river in Salford, conditions permitting.
manchester fishing Irwell Ribble Trout
Is that Ringley Bridge?Do you know that a witch was bricked up in that clock Tower.;)
Seriously though you are getting nearer to my neck of the woods.
I had a quick look on Saturday but I leave the river well alone in winter.The drains run into it and its horrible.I have tried ledgering a deadbait but the bomb and bait just get clogged up with rubbish, stick to lures when its low and clear in summer and that double will be yours one day.
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Mike Duddy says
Well spotted Phil, its Ringley/Stoneclough.
It was a horrible day but its good to try out new swims.
Your right about the drain runoff in winter but i think it was the snowmelt and road grit that really killed the day off. The river wasnt that high but was a very dirty colour.
Ah well, i hope to be able to catch some gudgeon before work on friday and then go live – baiting below some of the weirpools near Manchester.
Hope to see you on the river in summer – or do you fancy a trip out on the fly sometime?
Yes,I’m still very much a novice fly fisherman but the water I fish is pretty easy and I am hoping to get up there as much as possible.
I’ll send you a PM via maggotdrowners when I’m next going.