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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Out again today, fished a small River/stream, a little background to this water, i found it a few years ago, it's probably the closest Trout water to me, no clubs run the fishing (it's free) as far as i can tell it's all Trout, big ones at that, i've seen upto 3 llbers, it's littered with signal crayfish, the bottom end is covered in mossy weedy c**p, yet it has the most brownies in a water i've seen and they are all wild.
    The fishing, dry fly day again (march Brown) 6ft hardy flyweight, furled leader 3ft of tippet, the fish were rising like you wouldn't believe, cover and you were in, take a fish from a lye, while your playing it another is rising where your fish took. Some days fishing is so easy, this was one of them, the only hard part was getting to the position or trying to land the fly under overhangs, proper wild fishing, don't know my tally for the day but i suspect it was some sort of cricket score, only two fish were 4 inches all the rest over 8, the biggest landed will of been 2 llb+. The only down side was when i hooked a good fish which took me through some overhanging brambles and snapped me, lost my favorite fly but worse of all left a fish with a hook in it and some leader.
    These fish are the hardest fighters of any fish i've fished for, which bring me to my next point, i've been trying some new tippet (asso) i think its called, the stuff is awesome, great knot strength, really supple and doesn't seem to suffer from abrasion, i check after every fish landed, can highly recommend and cheapish to at around a fiver for 50 yards.

    Highlights of the day, this was a first for me, as soon as i arrived a egret flew off, first time i've seen one. Kingfishers a plenty, geese, ducks, lapwings herons, and red kites.

  2. #352
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by eddleston123 View Post
    Had a brief (but successful) 2 hour session on the upper Tweed this afternoon.

    6 fish, nothing big 8 -12'' - A replica of a couple of days ago, when I didn't catch anything too big, and lost a thumper at the net. Same again today, lost the best at the rim of the net. Anyway, that's fishing!

    Once again, only the odd rise, but today there was an enormous hatch of Brook Duns - The trout didn't even look at them - could they have been feasting on the nymphs sub surface ? who knows.

    Today, I captured all my fish on a size 14 Parachute Adams - not one of my go to flies, but because of the light on the water, the bright white post was very visible (important to me). They certainly preferred my Adams to the brook duns that were littering the surface. Strange stuff this fishing lark!

    Weather and conditions were spot on, I only wished I could have stayed a bit longer, but promised to be back before 5pm.

    A good day.



    Douglas



    This one was surprisingly fat.

    These Tweed trout, colour up as the season progresses.

    Another one that preferred a Parachute Adams to a Brook Dun!
    nearest gas station near my location

    They just look such a meaty mouthful to me - Why were the trout ignoring them?

    I'm hoping for a bit of rain to bring the river up a bit - If that happens there will be more chance of one of the Tweed biggies.
    Catch some bait fish first - yep they will work...;-)


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  3. #353
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    New club and river for 2019 and so far so good although it could do with a fair bit of habitat restoration in places, lets hope the winter work parties are productive.

    Yesterday was my second visit with the first being a recce finding access points, bits to fish and bits to miss. Arrived to bright sunshine and a cold easterly so walked about a mile down to a section that had a few fish showing on the previous visit and the same fish in the same lie was taking LDO's sparodically, covered said fish and he obliged readily, happy days.

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    First fish had spooked everything in the vacinity so moved further on downstream and spotted another riser on the far bank tucked in behind a fallen willow branch, a pig of a cast with trees behind me, downstream wind and me being very rusty on technical river casts having spent the last year only fishing Grafham... two flies lost to the tree trout later and another landed with this one bigger than the first.

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    The afternoon went on like this with another three caught and then I managed to lose the biggest of the day by trying to keep it out a snag and it breaking me off. I know where you live now Mr Trout and I'll be seeing you next time I visit!!!

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    A cracking day on the river and well worth the two hour round trip to get there.
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  4. #354
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrnotherone View Post
    A great weekend at Longtown fishing the Monnow catchment. I've the usual aches and pains to prove it.

    Fisherman’s Tales | Fishing For Trout
    I too had the usual great time,
    it aint wisdom ,i dont have the lung capacity to cover lots of water especially up streamwading .
    Mick plonked us a few yards from one of the finest monnow pools i have fished ,sat and gloried in all that was going on ,the day warmed ,buzzards chased by crows,sand martins high and low on the wing,very mixed sparse hatches .
    come midday the risers started ,a wee wade ,covered the two regular risers with a hawthorn ,no joy ,dug out a old favorite rusty brown para #16 .four casts 2 10-12" fish that put a fine bend iin the rod and stretched the silkline i bought through this forum some 20 odd years ago .
    retreat to my vantage point ,soak up some more sunshine ,an hour later anothe wee wade and a third fish came to hand .
    Now the sole complaint about the irish hobbit ,there was a consistent riser that I could have covered from my chair the car blocke my back cast .
    Andy Wren
    Still fishing but slowly!

  5. #355

    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by JayP View Post
    New club and river for 2019 and so far so good although it could do with a fair bit of habitat restoration in places, lets hope the winter work parties are productive.

    Yesterday was my second visit with the first being a recce finding access points, bits to fish and bits to miss. Arrived to bright sunshine and a cold easterly so walked about a mile down to a section that had a few fish showing on the previous visit and the same fish in the same lie was taking LDO's sparodically, covered said fish and he obliged readily, happy days.



    First fish had spooked everything in the vacinity so moved further on downstream and spotted another riser on the far bank tucked in behind a fallen willow branch, a pig of a cast with trees behind me, downstream wind and me being very rusty on technical river casts having spent the last year only fishing Grafham... two flies lost to the tree trout later and another landed with this one bigger than the first.



    The afternoon went on like this with another three caught and then I managed to lose the biggest of the day by trying to keep it out a snag and it breaking me off. I know where you live now Mr Trout and I'll be seeing you next time I visit!!!



    A cracking day on the river and well worth the two hour round trip to get there.


    Sounds excellent!

    I had a similar day, extracted a good fish from this difficult pool after a jungle style approach through the now-7'-high Japweed - it was approaching a couple of pounds, best WBT from a river since the year before last, I was really chuffed. Shame about the witches knickers in the tree, all too common on the Taff.








    Despite the cloudless sky and the heat the odd fish was moving, after covering a fair old stretch of river I went on to take three more decent fish, they were all on brook duns. At least I assumed they were until I looked at the exploded image - no a lot of yellow on the leading edge to wing.





    The size of the fly was the thing, colour not so important that day. I had nothing in the box to match the hatch and hoppers proved to be unacceptable, I had to pull a ginger hopper around a bit to get a take, removed four legs, tweaked the body fur above the water, wished I'd spent a little more time tying...





    Good ol' 3lb Max, invisible as ever....

    A wonderful day out, my first this year with a steady hatch and a few fish following, caught a couple after several rises , put a couple down, caught a couple straight off. What could be better?

    Postscript.
    Got home fairly whacked, ate a good meal and had a celebratory Butty Bach. All was as it should be, that warm afterglow from a good day out, the prospect of a bit of TV on the sofa, when the Mrs. reminded me I had to put the old washing machine on the road for the arranged collection I'd forgotten about. That took a while.

    Subsequently put some Deep Heat on the back my legs just before bed. Some of the excess found its way onto the sheet and when I rolled over, not to put too fine a point on it, it got onto my bollox.This is definitely not recommended unless for some reason you intend to make a vertical take-off. Too much information perhaps but as a precautionary tale it's valuable, keep that stuff well away from your danglers
    Musha rig um du rum da

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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Best laugh today Colin.
    S.
    Men and fish are alike, they both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Didn't intend to go fishing today, due to the weather (too bright and warm), but the skies clouded over around 4pm today in our area, so I took a trip down to a border stream, for a late afternoon session.

    Four fish, and a few missed rises which was a reasonable result for a couple of hours fishing. However, still to catch a couple of 'decent' size trout. The fish today were not big, but all captured on a dry sedge type thing. Banks nicely coloured up with marsh marigolds and spring primrose, and at last we're getting some leaves on the trees down this way.


    Cloud cover on the streams that I fish, definitely gives you the edge - bright sunshine, you will struggle.




    Douglas



    amegy locations

    Two from the far run, although from past experience on this stream, that run holds bigger beasties!
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    This sport of ours can be a great therapy - we are fortunate indeed.

    Sometimes One is Enough | Fishing For Trout
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Back on the same river as Saturday but a stretch further upstream, fished the duo all evening and changed the size of beaded nymph depending on conditions, had about a dozen fish to hand including a grayling of 14 inch, the trout were mostly small with the biggest about 8oz, all the fish came to the nymph, no interest to the dry.

    Steve
    "You cannot erase a love letter with a nipple, no matter how rubbery" Ivor Cutler.

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    Water low and bright sun made fishing a challenge last night but a good hatch of LDO's seen me get 2 on the dry fly last night

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