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  1. #2861
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    Jul 2007
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    West Yorkshire
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    Default Re: Yorkshire Waters

    Back in the Dale today and a lift of water overnight. Nothing too big, but the river was running quite a bit higher and consequently faster than for ideal conditions. That said the colour was good and the fish up in the water. Activity started around 1:30 pm, some sedge over the water and a few olives drifting off. I had 5 fish mainly on Klinkhammer and parachute patterns, spiders were not working for me. I put on a Whickhams Fancy I’d tied up, oh more than 15 years ago, a bit of a scrappy fly, I have improved a lot since that one, although I still find there is a bit of effort in tying the fly in a 16#. Any road this was a wet style one, I was fishing it semi drowned. I hit a big fish in a pot I know near to a small willow trailing in the water. It was like lifting in to concrete, anyway it broke me, quite quickly. This has happened to me before, back in 2017, fishing a lighter tippet and size 20 fly, run me right into the Willow..Snap! Today I was on 3lb Maxima and it broke me, unheard of with Ultragreen !! At first I thought it was the knot, but retrieving the leader, it was a clean slice, rather than a curly tail and I’d only just put on new tippet. I think the fish had got down behind a sharp rock. Anyway it right upset the rest of the afternoon, put me off altogether, but the river did quieten after 3 pm.

    Oh well 3rd time lucky, I’ll have that monster one of these seasons. Weather permitting and I mean warmer I’ll try some evening fishing, realistically though I think it might be next month (July) before it’s worth the effort of driving after work for a session and I need to cut the grass! Right I am off for a cuppa and an egg custard

  2. #2862
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Halifax
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    Default Re: Yorkshire Waters

    6 hours out on the Wharfe today . I fished below Barden Bridge . The river was just on the cusp of being safely wadeable IMHO. Running fast , with a fair old volume . I decided I’d prospect with various klinks and dry flies . I concentrate on the slack water around overhanging trees just off the foam line . I stuck to the tails to middle of the pools due to the speed of the water in the heads . I did finished the session with 11 fish . 9 of them typical Wharfe 3 to the pounders . The two larger fish, pushing a pound each , were great fun in the fast water . Shirt sleeve weather , and the Dales ice cream van was on the bridge for a lunchtime 99! The river should be perfect over the next couple of days if the rain holds off .

  3. #2863

    Default Re: Yorkshire Waters

    Hi all

    Fished the Ure at Hawes for the first time last week. Fancied getting up to the dales for a while, usually fishing the small streams the other side of York.
    Couldn't decide whether to fish the ure or carry on to Ingleton to fish the Ingleton AA water but decided on Hawes after walking some of the river a couple of months ago.

    Started with a dry below the bridge at Appersett but didn't see a rise for the first half an hour. Only really confident with dries but seemed like i would struggle if i persevered so put on a dropper with a spider and a nymph on the point.
    Had three fish out of the next pool, all on the spider. biggest of which was about 14 inches so a new pb for me. Good fun following it down in the current!

    Struggled in the steadier water after this pool, eventually picked up another fish on a dry above the bridge, then decided to move up and fish up cotterdale beck. I had 3 fish from the beck and missed another couple.

    Decided to finish below the main bridge in Hawes and had one more fish on the spider again. All in all an enjoyable day in great surroundings. I was a bit surprised there weren't more fish rising as the river looked good. Hoping to get back later on this week and give it another go

    matt

  4. #2864
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    Jul 2007
    Location
    West Yorkshire
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    Default Re: Yorkshire Waters

    Yes, the fishing has been difficult all last week Matt. Pressure change? could be. Conditions seemed perfect; water level, clarity, temperature, wind direction, not much in the way of fly life though. I have been getting a couple of brace each time out but its been hard work for the most part. Rewarding though when you hook in to a good fish. I had a nice one of the Skirfare the other day to an Emerger pattern. Just wish there was a bit more fly life, all I have seen recently is handful of needle flies and some midge, quite disappointing.

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