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  1. #21
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    Dee,if i had known you were going on the river today id have shown around.I took a reccy about 1 mile further upstream yesterday ,i didnt see any trout as i had the wrong specs on (needed amber lenses),but did see lots of large chub and barbel.one thing i did see on the smaller section of the split river was what looked like a couple of large rainbows feeding next to a large chub,it wasnt a chub as it was dark ontop and then silver down its flanks,plus i have heard of a rainbow of about 2lb being caught and returned in this stretch by a young lad and his dad,so who knows ??

    Del
    "In lime we have Natures purifier,its benefits is well known in Agriculture.It is time its value was better understood in Pisciculture too "

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    Quote Originally Posted by del
    Dee,if i had known you were going on the river today id have shown around.I took a reccy about 1 mile further upstream yesterday ,i didnt see any trout as i had the wrong specs on (needed amber lenses),but did see lots of large chub and barbel.one thing i did see on the smaller section of the split river was what looked like a couple of large rainbows feeding next to a large chub,it wasnt a chub as it was dark ontop and then silver down its flanks,plus i have heard of a rainbow of about 2lb being caught and returned in this stretch by a young lad and his dad,so who knows ??

    Del
    Was actually yesterday(Friday) I was up there...was really late last night when I was typing, past midnight, hence "today", I know it was technically yesterday.
    I'll drop you a PM if I'm going back up that way, poss. sometime next week aslong as we don't get a flood.
    Dee
    I'll accept a rainbow as a trout if I can't catch a brooon.
    Last edited by Skateboard Dave; 14-04-2007 at 12:09 PM.

  3. #23
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    Default Queniborough Brook Trout!

    Quote Originally Posted by 1965nick
    I've caught trout in the Sence (Anker), the Gopsall Fly Fisher's stretch is excellent, and now contains Grayling. This river is brilliant about 15 foot wide, and clear. The bad news is it costs around 400 a year to join the syndicate. The River Eye also contains trout neat Stapleford hall, some big trout were caught about 7 years ago, when a syndicate (I was member) ran the stretch. The Quieniborough Brook also contains trout, and has been the subject of a Wild Trout Trust visit I believe. Good luck to anyone trying the Erewash, I might even have a go this afternoon.
    Nick, trout from the Queniborough Brook are now a fact, no longer myth.
    Yesterday I got a phone call from one of my fishing partners, he was all excited having just caught a 13" brownie from the QB. He only went there as that morning I'd mentioned to him your quote above, although he has fished it several times over the last couple of years.
    Damn, I wanted to beat him to it as it is his local!
    Have you fish the Sence downstream of the Gopsall waters?
    Dee

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    I love the atmosphere of this thread! You've got the nucleus of an entire genre - "Urban River Fly Fishing".

    Keep it coming, I know it can be a drag sometimes to write up these trips but they are very inspiring.

    If you could get the owners fired up with enthusiasm too, the whole support infrastructure of WTT, EA, Rivers' Trusts, ACA (if needed) could be called on to help.

    richard
    Who resides on the right bank of the Derbyshire Wye and is lulled to sleep each night by the mutterings of the river, dreaming that "When the rivers and their inhabitants come first, we ALL win."

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    Tried the Erewash again this morning...nothing but a perch, couple of small chub and dace. Still looking the part despite not seeing any trout. How many barbel in this river!? Come the season I shall be trying for them, so easy to locate.
    Anyone have any info. on the fishing, rights/access etc north of Toton? North of Nottingham?
    Cleared off to Derwent at Duffield for a couple of hours and had a great short session nymphing the riffles, despite a few fish rising on the glides(small grayling). Even took two grayling of about 1lb each on one cast. First time I've done this with proper sized fish although I've had 3 small grayling on one cast before. A fat brownie of about 1.5lb was the icing on the cake, pink shrimp was my new best pattern for my 3rd trip on the bounce!
    Dee

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    Glad to hear the Queniborough Brook has thrown up a nice fish, I'm sure there is a syndicate that fishes it, near the village of Queniborough. I've only tried the Sence on the Gopsall fishery, and they five miles of it. There are some access points on the Erewash in Stapleford, a road crosses it, and you can get into the river from there. I'm pretty certain that you can get access from a playing field in Ilkeston. I'll have to go and have a look, although teaching full time, and having a young family is making it hard to at the moment.

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    Dee
    Congratualtions I know how you must feel. I had a similar experience going on 15 years ago on a local river to me, though not strickly an urban river it is a coarse fish one. This is my first time on the forum i am normally a voyer, but I am motivated by your story to give it a go. If your interested i can P.M. you some hot combat tips and lessons learnt about these kind of river trout over the years at the risk of teaching you to suck eggs etc.
    Yours Aye
    Willy

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    welcome to the forum willy.it's good how dee's posts have stirred /woken up a lot of feeling for our urban rivers ,which seem to be doing better than i could ever have concieved 10 yrs ago.power to your rods,
    i might even get to join you for a bit of combat fishing.here's hoping.

    jim
    The Fishermans Friend is the Flirty Fly,Fickle Food for Fleeting Fish.

  9. #29
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    thanks jim
    Yours Aye
    Willy

  10. #30
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    Im going to have another crack on the erewash today,i know there are trout in there i just got to find them.If anyone else is fishing the erewash 2day dont forget to say hi(i`ll be wearing my badge )

    del
    "In lime we have Natures purifier,its benefits is well known in Agriculture.It is time its value was better understood in Pisciculture too "

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