Tony, thanks for the advice and thanks for the flies.
By the end of this evenings session i had two brownies and 3 missed bites.
The river was a normal height and running clear. There was evidence of the recent iron salt pollution in the pools at the edge of the river, but the aquatic invertebrate life doesnt seem to have been affected. Hey whats a bit of iron poisoning when you swim in a river thats contaminated with lead, mercury, pcb’s etc.
The first fish came just as Phil arrived and i caught it in the car park swim on the point fly you gave me on Tuesday.
The second fish came on my last cast of the night to a snipe and purple on the dropper, and rose to the fly as the fly hit the water – great stuff!
I am amazed as i thought i was going to blank for weeks.
Pity the weather forecast for this coming weekend is so bad – lets hope they get it wrong again.
manchester fishing Irwell Ribble Trout
Said after our last visit it’s just a matter of time , well done , did the lighter fly work with fish coming up to take in the clearer water? I will have to get busy with some spider patterns if so 🙂
Yes its true he did catch it and on a fly too.I witnessed the whole thing right befroe I knicked his swim.lol
Mike Duddy says
yes, Phil nicked my swim and still hasnt paid my day ticket fee!
If you had paid then that fish wouldnt have snapped you, and would have rolled over into your landing net and given you a new pb.
You will have sleepless nights over that one – its called karma.