Indeed they are Mr Clyde, indeed they are. Downstreams wets are a powerful and skilful way to fish, especially when a hatch begins.It wasn't until I started fishing downstream with a static stewart's spider to rising fish that I started to catch, and then I had good trout including two large overwintered browns.
The old ways are indeed the best ways!
Wasn't that rule scrapped?Hello Steven,
Just a point, no wading allowed on the Pool fishery until June and it’s not really practical to fish much of that stretch from the bank.
Addingham AA have a nice stretch a few miles above Ilkley, day tickets are available from 5 am at the Post Office in the village. Bolton Abbey is next upstream and a good fishery, but it can suffer from day trippers at weekends and school holiday times.
I did, but one of the reasons i gave it up was that rule, but i'm sure i read somewhere that it had been scrapped either last year or the year before ( but i might of just dreamt it lol )It may have been and if so then a good thing. It was in the rules for so long I thought it was a tablets of stone job.
Just had a quick look at the Leeds AA site and it doesn't say one way or the other. Do you have a yearbook?
I did, but one of the reasons i gave it up was that rule, but i'm sure i read somewhere that it had been scrapped either last year or the year before ( but i might of just dreamt it lol )[/QUOTE
I was going to join this season anyway so I’ll let you know. Pool is only about half an hour from me, so near enough for summer evenings, but I put it off; partly because of the wading issue, but also to get the concession membership for wrinklies!