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    Default 4 species in one session

    Hi All,

    I was just wondering what is biggest variety of fish you have caught on the fly in one session? I was fishing a local river recently and I managed to catch 4 different species on the fly, definitely a first for me.

    The rivers here are very low after such a long dry spell and I was able to fish a stretch of river for the first time. I was surprised to see a lot of course fish, much more than I thought were in this river. The course fish (Perch and Rudd) seemed to be schooling with the resident trout and I could see large shoals of fish swimming up and down (is this normal behavior?)

    First I landed a trout of about 11oz on a dry Silver Sedge almost on the first cast. Nothing was moving so I switched to upstream nymphing where I landed 2 Rudd on a black PTN gold head literally one after another. I started to see large numbers of Perch so I switched to an orange size 8 woolly ****** and started to head back down stream and almost straight away started to land Perch all about 11oz - really good fun.

    After catching maybe 6 or 7 Perch I hooked what I thought was a trout but turned out to be a small Pike of maybe 1lb (first pike on the fly).

    I moved on shortly after that in search of trout and continued to move down stream to new water that I had not fished before and found a nice stretch of water that I felt would hold trout. From the first cast I realised that I was still in Perch territory and cast after cast landed Perch to the woolly ****** all around 11oz so it was great fun on the size 4 rod. After maybe 12 or so Perch I hooked into what again I thought was a large trout but turned out to be a 4lb or 5lb Pike. I played the Pike for maybe 5 minutes and started to feel I might actually land it but the line gave way (3kg line) but it was a great experience all the same.

    I moved on to more familiar water after that and stated to land trout again maybe 5 in total. So overall for the day I had.

    Approx 20 Perch
    5 Trout
    2 Rudd
    1 (and a half) Pike

    So overall it was not what I expected but a great days fly fishing all the same

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    Default Re: 4 species in one session

    6 species so far

    Brown Trout, Grayling, Chub, Roach, Dace and gudgeon
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    Default Re: 4 species in one session

    17 offshore in Florida one day, don't ask me to remember what they all were though!


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    Default Re: 4 species in one session

    brown trout
    sea trout
    grayling
    rainbow (escapee)
    salmon (small grilse)

    in one pool on east coast Scottish river, all on same small balloon caddis.

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    Default Re: 4 species in one session

    I've had four of the usual game suspects several times on The Hodder- Trout, Grayling, Salmon Parr and escapee Rainbow.

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    Default Re: 4 species in one session

    Quote Originally Posted by FlybyEire View Post
    I was just wondering what is biggest variety of fish you have caught on the fly in one session?
    Best catch variety in one session: Beech, Ash, Oak, Sycamore and Alder.

    Oh wait, you said 'fish' - sorry. Carry on.
    All my tackle is more expensive than it needs to be to catch fish.

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    Default Re: 4 species in one session

    Some great catches there guys, its good to be able to mix it up a bit...

    The other question I had was around Trout shoaling with other course fish such as Perch swimming up and down the river together. Its not something I have seen before just wondering if you think this is common or is it a symptom of the water level being low and perhaps oxygen related?

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    Default Re: 4 species in one session

    Hi,

    Best Ive managed is 5: brown, rainbow, brook trout, a couple of chub and a 4lb barbel.

    Damian F

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