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    Default MRA Auction XI Lot 54: A day's fishing on the Little River Avon

    LOT 54

    A day's fishing on the Little River Avon, South Gloucestershire in the company of Alan Warner. A fabulous gem of a limestone fed small river – its clear waters are home to plenty of fly life – LDOs, small olives, BWO and Mayfly in season. It is a small river that meanders through the meadows with fast riffles and glides and plenty of ranunculus to test you. It requires stealth and accurate casting but the rewards can be more than worth it. A little treasure!

    Kindly donated by Alan Warner.

    Trout fishermen revere the trout; trout, on the other hand, unaware of their sublime standing in man's world, revere nothing, including man, a creature they seem to view with special contempt. Nihilism is a rare trait in fish but trout are full of it. The old men liked that.

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    Default Re: MRA Auction XI Lot 54: A day's fishing on the Little River Avon

    I'll get things started on this one with a bid of £25.

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    Default Re: MRA Auction XI Lot 54: A day's fishing on the Little River Avon

    £35....from me
    TM

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    Default Re: MRA Auction XI Lot 54: A day's fishing on the Little River Avon

    £40 from me, please.

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    Default Re: MRA Auction XI Lot 54: A day's fishing on the Little River Avon

    50 from me
    "Please God, don't let me die at the hands of the Swiss". English, J, Sir

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    Default Re: MRA Auction XI Lot 54: A day's fishing on the Little River Avon

    Then £60 from me...for an MRA win!

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    Default Re: MRA Auction XI Lot 54: A day's fishing on the Little River Avon

    £55 from me.

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    Default Re: MRA Auction XI Lot 54: A day's fishing on the Little River Avon

    70 from me
    "Please God, don't let me die at the hands of the Swiss". English, J, Sir

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    Default Re: MRA Auction XI Lot 54: A day's fishing on the Little River Avon

    Good man, Dingbat...

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    OK Patrick....I have another £70 to match Dingbat's if Alan Warner is willing to commit to another day!
    In hope, because its a cracking stream I have fished just once before
    TM

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    Default Re: MRA Auction XI Lot 54: A day's fishing on the Little River Avon

    The gods played with us on this day - having maneuvered into a position where I could perform a couple of hundred orientation casts before actually getting one right it began to rain, heavily. Having lost all hope of catching something, it stopped. The last fish of the day was the best though. Spotted from a hundred yards, a careful approach, couldn’t tempt the riser twenty yards away, just whilst getting into position – it started to pour - new fly due to the bush on the left, new fly due to the bush on the right, change of fly due to not being able to see the previous due to the water-drops, change of fly due to being uncertain whether previous was on today’s menu. All the while my excellent host standing patiently in the rain. The fourth cast got him, the flow was perpendicular to the cast, fly downstream, a fine loop of line upstream a take, a strike, a fish.

    Another challenging water well worth it. Not to be missed next year – many thanks to Alan.
    "Please God, don't let me die at the hands of the Swiss". English, J, Sir

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