I hadn’t thought to update this thread, I’ve put a lot of them in the trout and grayling 2020 thread. Sounds like you had a great day! I’ve yet to fish the Derwent this season, the Wye was on fire in the evenings when the weather was hot.
Strange article typical of the Derby paper,headline says the Wye content refers to a lake
What an absolute b*****d! It’s been rife this year as every muppet has descended onto the countryside!
That makes sense re: price as I think Creesbrook & Litton do a £50ish day ticket, completely forgotten about them×
Yeah their facts were wrong, the low season day tickets were £75 until the stopped doing them and the poaching incident happened up at Cressbrook. The pic in the article is the river above Bakewell.
I am on the same page as you. I live too far away to justify buying a season ticket and the cost of a guide or staying in the Peacock makes it just too prohibitively expensive for a retired bloke like myself .I managed to fish the Wye and catch some of the rainbows years ago when a ticket was £40; now they’ve just priced normal earners off the river - I don’t need guiding!
My fishing pal can remember when he first fished the Peacock stretch for around £9 per day. Now at £150 for a day ticket it has pushed many regular day ticket fishers out of the market. Is it just greed by the owners×
I am on the same page as you. I live too far away to justify buying a season ticket and the cost of a guide or staying in the Peacock makes it just too prohibitively expensive for a retired bloke like myself .
I’ve found they switch on at around 9pm lately and the action lasts until 11pm. That’s my plan for this evening anyway!I made a big mistake yesterday; I left the Derwent at around 6pm to fish the Wye. Anyway back to the Derwent. A few anglers around at 2pm when I arrived, all having a chat at the shed, very convivial.
Fished up from the car park, not much showing itself despite plenty of sedge and a few olives being around, so tried a method I rarely use, the duo which worked well producing one small grayling on the dry and 6 BT on the nymph, 2 excellent fish of around 15/16 inches; brilliant.
Back to the shed for a bite to eat at 5.30, met 2 more lads who were just popping across to the Wye, and i thought that sounded like a good idea...........yeah, right.
Parked by the bridge over the Lathkill just before the confluence and made my way down determined to only cast at rising fish. I kept to that for around 90 minutes not making one cast. At around 8pm, in the slow stretch below the Lathkill on the way back to the car, a couple of fish showed, but I 1) couldn't get to them 2) couldn't tempt them when I was close to the 'money'.
Knocked it on the head at about 8.15 and drove home......should have stayed on the Derwent.......
It's a plan I sometimes have, but never works out due to the long drive home and after 9pm I'd not be able to see a thing anyway.×
I’ve found they switch on at around 9pm lately and the action lasts until 11pm. That’s my plan for this evening anyway!