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    Teise was pretty busy this evening. Most of the people I met on beat 2 were fishing on the deeper stretch near to Stonebridge ....... they were using small still water tactics i.e. single green damsels or cats whiskers and were pulling out stockie rainbows.

    I disappeared further upstream to the pools upstream of Iron Bridge where there was still a good trickle of mayfly coming off the water. Both brown trout and the birds were having a good old feast.

    Caught a mixture of stocked browns and wild ones as well in the faster narrower stretches. Either on black nats or Grey Woolf's. It was good fishing, I thought it would be tough with the change of temp' but they were rising steadily.

    The fish were pretty spooky, which is rare on the Teise as it is coloured water. But the water was the clearest I have seen. I had to sit in some spots for a good 15mins waiting for fish to rise again after my clumsy stomping around in the undergrowth.

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    Spent the evening on the Teise, lots of fish rising. But not trout all chub, had three on a black nat .............. very strange.

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    First time for a while I have been to the river, the bank side weed growth is in full flow. It's unfortunate, but the Himalayan Balsam is well and truly out of control ....... it's choking back the stinging nettles! There is a plant I thought I would never have any sympathy for.

    The occasional fish were rising but not many. The wind and a little rain had certainly stopped the fly life, with the exception of the water boatman and nats which the fish never take on the Teise.

    Still managed a bag full, 4 browns all about the 12+" mark. As the fish will still rise to the very few upwing around, I persisted with a Grey Woolf. I am going down tomorrow this time to try the really wild bits where I am told shoals of huge unfished for chub live .......... I am sure it's rubbish but hey I'll enjoy the hunt.

    If anyone is reading this and is interested, I have a small party from the Wandle Piscators coming down to fish the Teise this Friday coming. I have had a couple of drop outs so if you would like to join us let me know ........ worst case is you may have to join the Wandles as there are no day tickets on the river and this fishing trip is by special dispensation. PM me if interested.
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    Fishing the Teise


    A tame one:


    A wild one:


    A chub:

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    I wandered down to the Teise before the snows arrived. The water is up and clouded.

    I paid this year again for the winter fishing permit. But I am struggling to see when it will be used. They will be soon be releasing the flood water from Bewl and the river will be a torrent. I I get some pictures I will show them.

    For those thinking of joining the winter season is only 35 for mixed fishing. But you still need to use it. Roll on the new season.

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    I was thinking of joining... I'm based in London, is it worth it?

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    Well I am biased as I am a member. Yes. But I have sent you a PM to give you some information.

    This is not some pure wild Kentish trout stream. It is a very pretty liitle river running into the Medway which is stocked in the main. The wild fishing is Grayling, some trout and great chub. But it is long 8 miles of river and the wilder stretches there a lot of 'gone native' stockies which rise. Considering the number of trout I catch winter trotting there is a very good over wintered head of fish as well.

    Yes there are hatches in spring, mayfly, olives etc. The Autumn hatch has been poor the last couple of years with the daddy long legs being very scant.

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    Helped out on the pre-season stocking on Tuesday. Mixture of small browns and good sized rainbows. There will be a further stocking in three weeks and if it has dried out we'll be able to get to do the 'rural' bits. Problem was the river was in spate and a nice chocolate brown. For a bunch of fish bred in a stew pond this was going to be one hell of a shock and I hope they won't be washed out.

    The river opens on Saturday ........... but I have no Easter pass and I doubt it will be fishable any way. As soon as we have a couple of dry days I'll be down there.

    The weird thing is this river is less than an hour from South London and yet there is no waiting list, in fact membership was down this year. 8 miles of river, very lightly fished in a wonderful and beautiful spot. Yet the local syndicate still water 'Kingfishers' has a huge waiting list ............. just bizarre and unaccountable. If you are out there and reading I would urge you to join this is wonderful stream fishing even if it isn't wild.
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    Well now I have yet another small stream rod I need to make some time to get to the river. I see the weather is set fine for this week so hopefully the flow will be down and I can start fishing maybe this Friday or Saturday evening.

    I am committed to get some photos this year and get this going as a semi blog. There are plenty of stretches I have yet to fish which I will try for this season.

    One thing 400 fish went in last week and another couple of hundred will go in at the end of the month.

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    Went down for a few hours this evening. The river was down to a fishable level and the water is beginning to clear .... but for it to clear on the Teise we'll need at least two weeks of dry weather.

    Caught three trout deep down on a GRHE, so a nice little session.

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