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  1. #381
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    Conversely I've been mainly constructing a rabbit hutch today , glad you could get away and find a few trout!
    Norris’s rang me to say my new Mackenzie rod had arrived 8.6ft #4 guess what, they had got me a #3 instead.
    I’d rather have been building a rabbit hutch!
    S.
    Men and fish are alike, they both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

  2. #382
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Feels like an age since I last fished the river, only 4 weeks or so ago. 7ft rod and fished duo due to a strong breeze that did make fishing difficult. Along with very low and clear water that was cold, bright sunshine and low tree branches rendering some pool unfishable without the use of a chain saw. Only fly life were midges with just the odd brook dun that actually landed on me. Needless to say, fishing was slow. I covered a lot of water and fairly quickly as was meeting my mate at 12:30 for lunch, started fishing at 11:00. Took half hour before my first of the day, a tiddler to the nymph. Another 15 minutes of fishing before fish number 2, this time a 10 inch fish to the dry. I fished a stretch comprising of pocket water, I picked up 5 with another to the dry and a few lost or missed with one fish caught that wrapped me round a trailing bramble. With 10 minutes left, I fished a weir pool. Managed 3 with another to the dry. Best fish went 12 inch. I then stopped and found my mate, he managed just 1 on a nymph.
    After lunch I went to fish above the weir pool, got there only to find a poacher fishing the weir pool. I sploshed over to him and informed him that it was fly only and club membership needed. I also told where he could fish for free and any method. I watched him leave.
    The fishing then went down hill, I managed another 5 all to the nymph, nothing of notable size. My mate managed 3 all to the nymph.
    At least it was enjoyable to get back to river fishing.
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    Norris’s rang me to say my new Mackenzie rod had arrived 8.6ft #4 guess what, they had got me a #3 instead.
    I’d rather have been building a rabbit hutch!
    S.
    Lol are you trying the 3# out Mr Trout, it's a rod that has tweaked my interest.

  4. #384
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Got out for two hours yesterday, caught a few including a nice fish at just over 16", my best so far this season.
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  5. #385
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    After being snapped off by a fairly chunky trout last week I returned to see if it was still lurking in the same place and still daft enough to be fooled.

    The great thing with its location is it's right at the end of the club's stretch of river and not many are prepared to put in the 4km leg work to access it. Arrived at 3pm to sunny/ cloudy and a downstream breeze plus a fairly good amount of Danica coming off, all looking good except for a huge amount of willow fluff being blown onto the river and creating a surface soup of matted fluff, gutted!!

    Spotted a smaller fish rising further downstream on the outside of some LWD so went and covered that and it smashed the fly, dragged it in quickly and whilst holding it to recover saw a rise upstream exactly where I hooked the one from the previous week. I then spent the next 10 minutes picking off the willow fluff from the fly, tippet, leader, knots you name it the stuff was on everything

    Crept into a good casting position, cast just up of where the rise was and bang here we go again except for this week tippet strength was upped so easier to bully the fish away from the snags, one long run downstream and I was in fairly clear stretch of river so settled down and enjoyed playing the fish which then me a few decent runs and some airtime too before being netted. A cracking fish and a warrior with some fairly heafty FEB wounds, I spent a good five minutes helping it recover and then swam of strongly.

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    River fishing for brown trout 2019-oie_2211357bjqoxvna-jpg

    Once the fish had swum off I started cleaning the line again and when I got to the fly incredibly this is what it looked like... Think I might frame it


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    Really enjoying being back on a river and especially one that isn't easy with high banks, lots of snags, a bit rough arond the edges and some good bushwhacking to get to the best bits, though my body is reminding me today that I'm not as fit as I was

  6. #386
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Lovely fish, good tale of the capture and a bit of a strange profile on that Klink hook....did the business though.River fishing for brown trout 2019


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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by colinc1978 View Post
    bit of a strange profile on that Klink hook....did the business though.River fishing for brown trout 2019


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    That hook didn't start the day looking like that

  8. #388
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    Hoping to get out after some browns on Friday, donít want them to bend my hooks though, surprised that stayed on. Canít wait for Friday now though.


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  9. #389
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    What a difference a day makes. Returned to Talla reservoir today. Didn't blank this time. Eight lovely fish - Four of which were 12'' -13''

    It was certainly a bit blowy today, creating a good wave. The first hour, zilch, then I started to catch. Also lost a couple and numerous nip.

    Fished traditional wet flies. The only thing that I may change when fishing a reservoir with droppers is that I may use a rubberised net. The net I used today (a water queen) is very deep, and when a talla brownie is netted it wriggles violently tangling up my cast. Had to make up 2 new cast. That's the same as leaders!

    There is two distinct strains of colouration in these talla trout. I have shown them both below. They must be about fifty fifty in this reservoir, as I always seem to catch an even amount of both!



    Douglas

    p.s. I know this should be for river fishing, but I prefer just to put all my wild trout outings in the one place. Hope nobody minds





    Had the water all to myself today (that' usual) its a beautiful water in cracking surroundings. I think I'll re name it Douglas's Loch!
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    The other colouration strain that inhabits these waters.

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  10. #390
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    Default Re: River fishing for brown trout 2019

    I've had a couple of trips over the past week and am due another tomorrow; they've been a welcome distraction from the sad task of burying a colleague who I've worked, sparred, and drank with for just shy of quarter of a century. 54. No age to go. Said goodbye to him yesterday at Highgate.

    So, much of my fishing has been the contemplative kind with things only being done in earnest when I've seen a fish rise. I've had some really satisfying takes from some of these. My favourite was one rising sporadically inches behind an overhanging branch, in an eddy on the far side; I didn't think I'd get a decent drift due to the varying currents in front of the eddy but the silly trout took my fly just as it landed.

    But as someone was saying above about one of their rivers: it's still a bit nippy in the water. On Sunday I was forced back to nymphs as nothing was rising at all. Besides a few trout I also tempted a decent chub - about three and half pounds. A month too early to really enjoy it though.

    The fishing has varied from trip to trip but there have been some lovely evenings to enjoy...
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