There be lunkers in there

Headed down to one of my regular stretches of river last night. The weather looked ok: overcast, warmish. Found the river looking very low. Like high summer actually. Spent quite a while watching a couple of moody looking pools. I managed only one good fish out of this whole stretch of river (several miles) last year. Very low (good sized) fish density, but millions of parr.. Still, it’s a nice area and one day I’ll hopefully catch another big fish.

This pool looked particularly good… there be lunkers in there..


I came across a local farmer (rather he came across me) whilst I was performing some extreme stealth-camo stalking of the pool, who probably thought I had problems (fair enough). Had a nice chat with him, after he asked me if I’d “found him” yet. Apparently my extreme river-craft skills had told me right..

No fly life really, so I headed down to find some riffles to have some upstream nymphing practice.


Amazingly I hooked a few fish within a pretty short time. I’m really beginning to get obsessed with this way of fishing..

There was plenty of other stuff to see this evening. These nice flowers really stood out.

3 comments

  1. Alistair’s avatar

    Hey Mike, that looks pretty small for the river I thought you were fishing yesterday ?

  2. Mik’s avatar

    Hi,
    actually it is the river I mentioned, just pretty far up. I like it because it’s quiet up there and beautiful surroundings. Also the water was really low.

  3. Alistair’s avatar

    Ahhhhh, I see now…looks sweet !

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