On Wednesday I had my first trout trip since returning to the UK. I went with my friend Alan to a small river around an hour North of where I live. It was a day of mixed weather with showers coming and going and also fluctuating temperatures which quite noticably affected the insects hatching off or not. We managed to pick up a number of fish, mainly small ones but we both managed a couple around the 1lb mark. I was catching on a small cdc and elk and Alan was catching on a small black klinkhammer – both seemed to have similar results. The river was a funny one, it wasn’t what either of us were expecting – mainly deep, very slow moving stretches which posed quite a challenge. Although with a long leader and delicate presentation the trout were obliging enough.
Managed to make this short video of some of the days fishing:
I’m off on holiday tomorrow to the Isle of Arran (even though I’m just back from NZ!) then on Tuesday I’m heading up North to Ullapool on a week long fishing trip with Alan, Dave and some more friends form the Wild Fishing Forum A big report will likely follow and hopefully contain a mix of trout, pollack, pike and maybe sea trout and salmon!