you can indeed George,including all the feeder streams that run into Semerwater from which the Bain is born but you can not fish Semerwater itself.....I fished the rose & crown stretch last year and was a thoroughly good day out, All you need to do is go into the Bar of the Rose & Crown in Bainbridge and ask for a ticket which the landlord will supply at the cost, I cant remember but I think it was £10, dont quote me on that though!
The river is east of the village on the Carperby road about 300 metres from the pub and just park in the lay-by over the Bridge, Downstream is the confluence of the River Bain & Ure which is always productive and downstream is also very good, Bruce has fished it a lot more and can give you greater details, remember you can also fish the Bain on the ticket also so 2 rivers for the price of 1. :thumbs:
Cheers for the update George... keep'em coming. I'm keeping my fingers crossedWas working in Pateley bridge today and had a look at the Nidd and its running high and very dirty, so drove up nidderdale past the reservoir back into Masham on my home and all the streams are at full tilt running with water off the moors, just in case you decided to have a look down on the nidd.
Its interesting to hear a little more about your father Steve,Taken approx 72 years ago, my dear old dad on the Ure at Ripon, where he was based for many years.
Dunlop rubber thigh waders, an old but not then, Hardy 9ft cane rod, I still have it, and a perfect 31/8" reel, he's holding three takeable trout.
Another quick and easy one Walney, but these must be in tiny sizes (17-as small as you can go)simple to tie even in small sizes.
Nice one, I'm sure I won't be without a few of these in my fly box from now on. Even though I'm substituting a straw for a hair stacker- I'll bet they will be even deadlier when I get one!
One strange occurance on the Ure yesterday evening for me was that I saw a huge bird of prey. It wasn't one of the many buzzards that we have over here, it had a white hood and a slightly forked tail. I saw it arrive at the pool above me when I got out of my car on the beat, it was being mugged by a crow. Later I saw it with
a fish in it tallons as I left the beat in my car, I really regret now not being quieter on my way back home because I think it was either a young migrating Osprey or a Red Kite. It was difficult to make out the markings under its wings with the sunset as a backdrop. I'm starting to think it was an Osprey, if only I could have whatched it take the trout it had in its grasp!