- Nov 3, 2012
- Peebles, Scottish Borders
You seem to have had a great day boisker. That fish is just sooooo fat!I went to a small river early this morning as I wanted to be back for the first rugby semi-final...
a few years ago the landowner did some bank work that although it knocked the river back for a couple of years, it has provided some great habitat now it’s settled in... what was wide and shallow is now deeper and willow lined..
I’d nearly fished back to the top of the beat when an old boy popped up and in a very friendly manner pointed out “there’s no fish in there boy, shame it used to hold loads of fish when I was a lad....” and went onto to tell me i was unfortunately wasting my time....
he nearly fell over when I happily pointed out I’d had 15 trout, largest about 1 & 1/4 lb and 2 about 1/2lb... he went home really chuffed as he had lived in the valley and walked by the river all his life... nice start to the day...
I have met the occasional angler on one of the borders streams that I fish. I have been told on more than one occasion that 'there's no fish in the river' - I just agree and say that I have caught nowt! Strange, I just have the river all to myself these days!