Spent some time with good friends Peter and Steve on the river this week. Both were very well looked after at the Fox and Pheasant in Armathwaite.
The conditions were not easy with very low water and bright sunshine along with variable wind directions from south easterly to north easterly.
Peter a dedicated dry fly advocate even caught fish while sat on a rock much to Steve's amusement!
The wets were working for Steve as well as the dry. The fish at this time of year are really fit and well fed, a one pound fish feels twice its size.
The fish (whilst the wind came from the south) kept coming with many missed and few lost.
Nice casting always helps…
Some decent brown trout….
A few grayling which seem to be making a bit of a comeback…
Even a sea trout on a Tupps Indispensible!
A nice brown trout.
Good to see you both again Peter and Steve - Happy days!