The Irwell is down to its bones at the moment, so it gave me the rare opportunity to fish the lower river and keep my feet dry at the same time. Walking out with your fly gear on the foundations of old slum dwellings certainly draws a few funny looks.
Unfortunately I didnt see sort of evening rise and didnt get any takes on the fly.
Will be heading upstream over the weekend to fish in some leafier environs.
manchester fishing Irwell Ribble Trout