Appleby Eden

Teacuis

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Called in for a quick look on the Eden at Bolton Bridge on Mon afternoon on my way back across the A66 and it looked spot on, lots of Mayfly and fish taking them so decided on a visit today.
Got a phone call at 4am to say my dad had passed away in hospital but it had been expected as he was on end of life care pathway after a massive brain haemorrhage so we have had time to sort things and prepare.
Decided to still go fishing with my wife's blessing as I needed some time to be alone with my thoughts.
The river was at a nice level but very coloured with visibility down to less than a foot.
Again lots of Mayfly coming off but the fish were totally ignoring them. Only odd fish rising but most of them were oncer's.
Mananaged a couple of fish on small (18/20) emergers and missed a few but It was a hard day.
One thing that was good to see were 3 coveys of English Partridge as I walked the river.
There was a cold downstream breeze which didn't help things and it was very noticeable when the sun was clouded out, hopefully things will improve when it eventually warms up!!!
Paul
 
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Mrtrout

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Paul, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, expected or not you only have one Dad, and I know how it feels.
S.
 

Teacuis

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Thanks Steven, yes your right. He was 93 and was getting weary of life as he was housebound by the time it happened. He'd been a farmer all his life so walking the the river with the ripening barley swaying in the wind and coveys of young partridges with him in my mind was very therapeutic for me. He didn't fish apart from during the war with torch and pitchfork out of necessity but understood well my love of the countryside and wildlife
Paul.
 
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There's something about the waters of the river flowing past that helps us reflect on life's complex moments. Sorry to hear of your loss.
 

Teacuis

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Thank you for your kind words.
Yes you are so right, there is something indescribable/primordial about moving water be it river or sea and the comforting effect it has on the soul.
Paul.
 
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I think after the lockdown we have all recently been under, a walk along your local river is very therapeutic for us all.
Sorry for the loss of your father.
Graham
 
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