Tuesday, 8 May 2012


May 6th, very clear water and the trout fishing very good, good hatches of various olives and caddis today. A few more salmon from the lower river reported, all between twelve and fifteen pounds off the tide.

May7th; a very cold strong south easterly breeze was keeping the activity of both invertebrate and fish in the morning to about zero. The day warmed slightly into the afternoon and even though the hatches did not happen, the trout showed very willing. A small front with rain passed through the county late in the afternoon but not enough to do anything meaningful.

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My very good friend Paul came to visit for a couple of days and had some serious sport on the middle river!


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Fishing various nymphs quite high up in the water the action was pretty much non-stop.

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Paul has only started fishing three months ago!





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Very impressive my friend and all nicely done.


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Good to see you again Paul, stay lucky!


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8th May; the wind started from the south east and swung around south westerly in the late afternoon. Sharp showers did not dampen the hatches of olive upright, iron blue, large, medium and small darks.

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Very good trout fishing from the off in the morning which lasted all day long, good quality fish and more grayling now taking an interest. One or two salmon showing up on the lower and middle the river despite the low and clear water.

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