As the river was low and slow, Tony and I decided to fish swims higher upstream which had a bit of pace in them, and also a bit more oxygen in the water. Tony who knows the river like the back of his hand predicted that we would catch some nice chub, and he wasnt wrong – we had a dozen between between 3 and 6lbs.
A couple of small trout and Tony also took a nice Barbel from some very shallow water.
I found a nice straw hat in a field on the way back to the car, which i immediately tried on for size. Finding it a perfect fit i decided to keep it, much to Tonys amusement.
manchester fishing Irwell Ribble Trout
still makes me smile that two finger salute. Good fishing may be on in the morning Oh it's a hard life!!!