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Old 18-05-2017, 07:43 PM
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I love the honesty of some people. It's tales like this that retain my faith in the human spirit against the tide of dishonesty, lies and spin that I see everyday on the news. If only more politicians fished!!



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If politicians fished you would never get to know what fly they were using and the average size of Tees Trout would go from 8 ounces to 2lb plus!


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Old 18-05-2017, 07:44 PM
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If politicians fished you would never get to know what fly they were using and the average size of Tees Trout would go from 8 ounces to 2lb plus!


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Old 18-05-2017, 07:55 PM
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If politicians fished......the average size of Tees Trout would go from 8 ounces to 2lb plus!
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There's plenty of bigger ones in there Ellis....you just need to start to catch some
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There's plenty of bigger ones in there Ellis....you just need to start to catch some
Oh they are there that's for sure
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the river seems to be waking up! i don't know about you guys but it has been a bit like hard work on the tees up until last weekend. I have definately struggled to be consistent. However on Saturday there was a few consistently showing at Piercebridge and i had a fair few to a pale olive dun, including one of 1 1/2 lbs which was in fine shape. until i hooked it i was sure the small sipping rise was a fish of 10" or less, but i nearly laid an egg. The lesson for me was if it is in shallow water close to the edge just below overhanging cover do not assume. quite a few grayling about as well which bodes well for later on and into autumn. Any one else having any luck?
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Old 24-05-2017, 10:10 PM
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the river seems to be waking up! i don't know about you guys but it has been a bit like hard work on the tees up until last weekend. I have definately struggled to be consistent. However on Saturday there was a few consistently showing at Piercebridge and i had a fair few to a pale olive dun, including one of 1 1/2 lbs which was in fine shape. until i hooked it i was sure the small sipping rise was a fish of 10" or less, but i nearly laid an egg. The lesson for me was if it is in shallow water close to the edge just below overhanging cover do not assume. quite a few grayling about as well which bodes well for later on and into autumn. Any one else having any luck?
Hi gninja,
yes, the Tees hasn't really got going yet. Similar on lots of rivers up here I've heard. There's plenty of fish about, but hatches are inconsistent and don't seem concentrated enough to really turn the fish on. I wasn't out last weekend on the Tees, but the previous Sunday I had a dozen fish in the morning. Am hoping to be out this weekend and, as long as the sun isn't too bright, I'm hoping for a good day. The next few weeks should be the best time on the Tees until we switch to mainly fishing very early or later in the evening. Now is the best time of year to bag the bigger fish on the river. I find I get my biggest fish during May and early June.

You make a good point about fish in shallow water. You'll often find good fish in water that barely covers their back. Tree cover and undercut banks are always worth a few casts, even if you've not seen fish rise.

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Old 25-05-2017, 09:11 PM
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Hi Daran, there was a noticeable difference last weekend, although the hatch was not massive but there were steady risers to be found. As for this weekend it seems warm and clear until Saturday when a lovely bit of cloud comes in which could be just perfect. However late afternoon there is a good bit of rain forecast which may improve things for Sunday or ruin them, who can tell? The only way to know is to fish both days, but i can only dream of such a weekend. One thing is for sure we need rain! Did anybody else notice the level drop about two weeks ago by 4 inches in an hour. I guess the top up water was shut off so i assume they are concerned for lack of water right up top too. Dry winter i guess.
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I'm hoping to go out this weekend and new to this river and river fishing in general but if anyone is going for a day ticket and fancies some company please let me know thanks.

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