Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

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Opened my account with the wild trout, a great day in the hills of mid Wales, very bright and hot, wonderful. Plenty of alders emerging and a few fish on the fin, an east wind swinging around providing a good ripple.

Just three to the net, one good'un, missed a few (rusty!).
All to a black seal fur klink with a creepy-crawly dub thorax
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Opened my account with the wild trout, a great day in the hills of mid Wales, very bright and hot, wonderful. Plenty of alders emerging and a few fish on the fin, an east wind swinging around providing a good ripple.

Just three to the net, one good'un, missed a few (rusty!).
All to a black seal fur klink with a creepy-crawly dub thoraxView attachment 39742
Nice result.
 

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Fished another WUF wild stream beat today.
Water looking good but still not many flies hatching or fish rising.
Lucky they're quite partial to a copper bead nymph.
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Lovely water and well done..
 

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And a little white fish, not sure what species

The ones who said "Alburnoides bipunctatus" are right. It is much, much common in the Loire and one of my favorite baitfish for zander. It likes fast waters and the biggest I caught was may be about 13 or 14 cm... Very easy in summer, close to the shore in shallow waters, with a 2.5m rod, a light float (0.2-0.4g), size 20 hook and a box of pinkies to catch several tens in very short time.
We can met them in some lower reaches of trout waters also. It happen I catch a couple when fly-fishing for trout.

R
 

Rhithrogena

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The ones who said "Alburnoides bipunctatus" are right. It is much, much common in the Loire and one of my favorite baitfish for zander. It likes fast waters and the biggest I caught was may be about 13 or 14 cm... Very easy in summer, close to the shore in shallow waters, with a 2.5m rod, a light float (0.2-0.4g), size 20 hook and a box of pinkies to catch several tens in very short time.
We can met them in some lower reaches of trout waters also. It happen I catch a couple when fly-fishing for trout.

R
An interesting fish. Thanks for the information.
 

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A few fish from the last week or so. Some from a syndicate loch we have in Scotland and others from the Wye etc. Tough fishing at present, the hatches are very inconsistent and localised.

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I lost the big brother to the fish below about 5-10 mins before this. Guesstimated it at 2.5-3lbs which is exceptional considering it’s a tiny bog loch!

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I also lost what would have been my best trout from a river on the Clyde just over a week ago, I managed to slip and dunk myself, during my dunking the line wrapped around the reel and when the fish bolted it snapped me. Sore knee and sore ego after that one! It was 6+ and a heavily spotted bar of gold, never seen anything like it.

I also managed a few brookies but the average size is well down this year, had 60 odd in the day to about 3/4 of a pound.
 

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It's been a while for me! I only meant to log on quickly to check the Barrio lines thread for any news (but, well, that went downhill fast, huh?) but thought I'd check in on this thread and see how things have been for folks.

I've missed a couple of weeks (w*rk, weather) but been out a couple of times in the past few days. I managed to get out for about 7 on Friday night it was still relatively cool and a bit of cloud knocking around but the trout were on something I couldn't quite work out. Just below the surface though so I put on a #16 DHE and struck lucky a couple of times. But then they seemed to lose interest. So, in doubt, I went smaller. #18 parachute Adams and a couple more. But then nothing even on the same canal-like stretch. So I went back to an emerger; #16 klink and got a couple more; nothing again. Back to DHE and so on. I ended up with a dozen in the 2½ hours I was on the river.
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I went back out tonight and had another couple of hours or so a bit further upstream - very few calm stretches along here! I started off next to a layby and caught my first just as a Muslim chap who'd parked in the layby started performing wudu with the river water and then prayed amidst the trees and wild garlic. His friends had some music on and were dancing in the layby while he prayed. I could wax philosophical here about the holiness of running water across cultures but this thread is about wild trout! After a brief chat about what I was fishing for they moved on. Just as they pulled away I was into my second. I thought I'd better thank Allah for that one. A little way further upstream and caenis were pouring upwards off the water...
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There wasn't much rising until about 8 but a mix of browns and rainbows were rising to my #16 DHE (the same one as Friday!). I lost a lump of a fish just in the slack water below a fast-running corner. It was the only fish I lost all evening and I may have sworn a little. Of course, some walkers passed me a split second later. They looked appalled to have heard such language in the countryside. They were the first people I'd seen since the layby. Perfect timing as usual.

I wandered back downriver to seek a trout of legend that lives just downstream of a bridge. I actually got a dismissive swirl from him and he wasn't biting. I was only a couple of hundred yards from my car but had a favourite corner between me and it. It was here that I saw my first mayfly of the year. One...two....a third. Fly change! On went what felt like a massive #12 mayfly-ish deer hair pattern and I had three more rainbows to it. More were rising by the car but I felt like I'd already had a good night and left them undisturbed.

My first wild trout to a mayfly this season...
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Despite the coldest spring I can remember in years, the fishing's actually been pretty decent so far on the milder days and getting better now we've finally got some heat.
A few of the better ones so far ......

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From a loch where the fish have lovely golden hues to them ....

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Lesser spotted goldie ....

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A few fish from the last week or so. Some from a syndicate loch we have in Scotland and others from the Wye etc. Tough fishing at present, the hatches are very inconsistent and localised.

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I lost the big brother to the fish below about 5-10 mins before this. Guesstimated it at 2.5-3lbs which is exceptional considering it’s a tiny bog loch!

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I also lost what would have been my best trout from a river on the Clyde just over a week ago, I managed to slip and dunk myself, during my dunking the line wrapped around the reel and when the fish bolted it snapped me. Sore knee and sore ego after that one! It was 6+ and a heavily spotted bar of gold, never seen anything like it.

I also managed a few brookies but the average size is well down this year, had 60 odd in the day to about 3/4 of a pound.
Some lovely fishing Sean and the ego will heal and the fish there for round 2..much improvement from the first pictures of the year. Well done. 👍👍
 

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Some lovely fishing Sean and the ego will heal and the fish there for round 2..much improvement from the first pictures of the year. Well done. 👍👍
I had better fishing in March with that mild start to the season and then it went down hill! Went four weeks without wetting a line until last week. Had a few pike and nice perch in Scotland too, I’ll be out a lot now as the evening fishing heats up!
 

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I had better fishing in March with that mild start to the season and then it went down hill! Went four weeks without wetting a line until last week. Had a few pike and nice perch in Scotland too, I’ll be out a lot now as the evening fishing heats up!
Will await the updates.. Stay safe lad. 👍👍
 

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Fished yesterday in hard conditions, blazing sun and a strong downstream breeze, was picking up juvenile trout on spiders so switched to the nymph rod and had few decent fish albeit very lean.

Finished up with 12 sizeable trout which was ok, only fished for 4 hours then went for a few pints😂.

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Fished another WUF wild stream beat today.
Water looking good but still not many flies hatching or fish rising.
Lucky they're quite partial to a copper bead nymph.
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Nice photo's arrow, is that a glass rod in the picture,
What length and weight are you using for that stream?
 

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Had loads of trout nymphing yesterday again.Very bright sunshine most of the day.I was fishing fast pocket water.Caught very well despite the weather.Nothing really big.The biggest I dropped at the net around 2lb.Stocking up on black magic nymphs with 2mm beads.Starting to give my black magic nymphs a black wire rib now.Catching so many fish these days they are getting ripped to shreds fast.Still picking up a few grayling.I imagine the grayling will have layed there eggs by now.Probably go again tomorrow.The weather looks like it's sunshine again.The deeper drop-offs should produce.Will target another section of river though.Don't like pressuring the same fish.Cheers all
 

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Some lovely fish in the pics above. However some do look a bit squeezed whilst holding, cannot do them any good.

Peter
 

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