Hey DitchAngler, I never stated chub were my quarry....I said it was a nice brook even for just small chub and I'd be back(also I didn't state when!)...big difference. I'll fish it in the open coarse season for sure and then will go for "everything", I'm sure I'll have the big chub then.DITCHDANGLER said:Be careful friend! we are still in the closed season for coarse fish, accidental catches are viewed with suspicion, but to actually state that they are your quarry! is begging to have ones collar felt
Hi Alan, I didn't think you were suggesting that...I just wanted to make sure my intentions were not being misread by anyone, on here.DITCHDANGLER said:Hi Dee, I was not suggesting that you were deliberately fishing for coarse fish, maybe I read you post wrong! but some of the EA also read our postings and for a wrong interpretation?
Good luck on the Soar, its a cracking little river, as my brother lives but a couple of miles from it at East Leake, I get to see it quite often, maybe we will bump into one another some time.
Nick, I don't think anyone (hardly anyone) will bother to try the "little brooks". The average flyfisher, or angler in general, wants everything on a plate and way too easy for them. The work involved in just getting to a new venue, let alone trying to work them out is just too much for the vast majority, if they haven't read an article on the exact method to use in the exact swim and been kitted out with identicle tackle then they will just stick to going where they know.1965nick said:Wow!
The pictures of the trout caught in a brook near Peterborough look brilliant. The fish is in first class condition. It just shows what unknown brooks and streams can produce, having little fishing pressure on them. Perhaps we should urge and persuade most anglers to fish muddy puddles, to leave our brooks and streams alone for those in the know.
richardw said:I love the atmosphere of this thread! You've got the nucleus of an entire genre - "Urban River Fly Fishing".
Keep it coming, I know it can be a drag sometimes to write up these trips but they are very inspiring.
If you could get the owners fired up with enthusiasm too, the whole support infrastructure of WTT, EA, Rivers' Trusts, ACA (if needed) could be called on to help.
and your short legsGrumpy said:Martyn- Frisby on the Wreake I think it was. There was an agricultural college
nearby, and a pub called the Bluebell Inn or Dewdrop Inn? When we were kids we thought it was a massive river. I expect I could jump it now, if it wasn't for the zimmer.