A few sessions on some of our local lakes with Paul, Drinkwater Park Lake for the jack pike which infest the place, a couple of local farm ponds for rudd and crucians (we blanked), Heaton Park boating lake for old times sake (we blanked) and I had my first ever session on the lakes at Heaton Park golf course (we bagged up on quality roach).
I had a day on the Ribble with Paul – I seemed to catch one of every species going – the only species i didn’t get were salmon and grayling.
A great evening – lengthened by an hour or two in the ………..
I’ve smashed my all time species list record – now up to 27 species!
I think my back is on the mend (falling off my bike and busting my okuma reel, Youngs barbel rod and my back wasn’t the best way to start the summer) and thanks to Colin Leatherbarrow for fixing the rod:)
I attended the first Salford Friendly Anglers kick sampling training day for the new Irwell Anglers Monitoring (AMI) which was given by Louis Kitchen of the Riverfly Partnership – a great day and I learnt loads. If anyone is interested in joining the Irwell AMI pls get in touch with Salford Friendly Anglers Society via their webpage.
I'm amazed to see that 3lb brownie, I live in the flats just behind you in that photo. I've never thought of fly fishing down there cos I assumed the water was filthy. I've seen plenty of coarse fish off the bridge in large numbers but never trout. Can't wait to get down there now and give it a try, I usually do my fishing up at Horwich. Just 1 question, did any of the locals give you any grief, thats always been my other concern about fishing down there. Tightlines, Spuggy
Huge congrats on the beautie brown trout. Good to see you back.
Mike Duddy says
Hi Anonymous – yes you do get grief – but only if your fishing on your own.
I have had bricks thrown at me when I've been wading in the river before now.
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Hey Mike, that is a nice brownie, did you get it on the fly, spinner or worm?
Alan Bamber says
You've been away so long I thought you'd taken up morris dancing!
Good to see the legend return!
ps. Work's a bugger. Stops the fishing.
Wow! Congratulations dude. This blog is simply amazing. I also love fishing. I had fun reading it and viewing some caught fish. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Keep it up! =)