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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Yes, I've only fished the Wye so far this season; it's Buxton Fly Fishers. No day tickets but guest tickets can be arranged :) Upstream from Cressbrook and Litton - I think they have a nice stretch available to day tickets.
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    I'm taking my kids to Skye at the end of the week (Saturday, can't wait!) and got in touch with the Portree club to ask about the Loch near where we're staying (Torrin). Apparently, it might be an idea to tie up some teal, silver and blue as well as few other sea trout patterns. I don't have any...
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    Fishing around Belper, Derbyshire?

    Yep, I live in Belper and agree with the above. There are precious few day tickets on the Derwent; the Wye options are v.limited (I think the Peacock at Rowsley's day tickets are now for guests and guided days only) and the other option is the Litton Estate stretch just above Bakewell. That's...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    As I hoped, I was back on the river today. It was harder going! Clear, low, and (mostly) sunny. I tempted a few up and caught the two I saw rising. Rainbows won 4-3. Nothing huge but the one in the photo was spectacular. Yes, I've tried to tweak the photo a little to convey the vividness of its...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    It's been a while but since I last logged on I've had some good days and a few great days. Monday wasn't bad at all; nineteen trout, mostly brownies but a couple of rainbows too. I didn't have the full day which is a shame as the river was near perfect: coloured and falling. The fish were...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Had a couple of hours out with my youngest son. He's had a couple of blanks along the way while trying for his first river trout but had two yesterday to dries. He was a happy lad!
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    Breathable Waders

    I'm reconciled to the fact that my breathables will get leaks: I fish in places that might mean I'm getting too close to thorns, barbed wire, and I also have those, 'Aah, that's where my fly is, in me fecking waders,' moments. This winter I spent a few days fixing up my four knackered pairs of...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    It's been a while for me! I only meant to log on quickly to check the Barrio lines thread for any news (but, well, that went downhill fast, huh?) but thought I'd check in on this thread and see how things have been for folks. I've missed a couple of weeks (w*rk, weather) but been out a couple...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    I had a pretty similar experience. It was a bit chilly today but, like a fool, I was misled by the sunny start to the day and left with one too few layers. So, I freezing my vitals off for most of the day but the river was near to a normal height and was carrying a little colour in it. I saw one...
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    From drought to deluge!

    Snow's forecast for tomorrow morning (I'm generally fishing at 800ft) but this is too good resist after the river being on its bones for weeks
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Derbyshire Wye. It is :)
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    Cheers. He's getting takes he just needs to convert them into hook-ups. As you say, next time.
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    The Wye's very low and clear but yesterday I was determined to see my son catch a trout. Long story short? He didn't. We tried. Oh, how we tried. I'd tied a few flies the previous evening for him. Some hackled beadhead nymphs for a lovely deep pool that usually has a willing fish or two. But...
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    Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

    I've been lucky to have two days on the river this week and I spent them both on the (Derbyshire) Wye. I had a great day on the upstream section of my club on Tuesday and found 10 rainbows and a lonely brownie. Bar one, the rainbows were all 6-8" which bodes well for the future. I can't find my...
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    Looking to join a fly fishing club

    Another late addition. Upstream of the 1k+ Cressbrook club is Buxton Fly Fishers which is £250pa +150 joining (this includes a guest ticket). I joined them this year. I've been a bit nomadic in my club membership but I think I'll stick with Buxton; it's a lovely stretch albeit by the A6 (which...
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