6 Brown Trout caught & released and about 20+ caught but not landed due to barbless hooks in use.
2 @ 5"
4 @ 4"
Did, briefly, have a 1.5 - 2 pound brown on for 20 seconds (last fish of the day) after landing a perfect roll cast with an added S wiggle to put some slack in the line on a dead patch of water against the bank...post 5 seconds of perfect float & WHAM! Big brown shot up & took the Parachute Adams.
Came across a dead cow in the river, let the farmer know post fishing & he said it was his neighbor's based on the colour (white) as his are red.
This river is a casting challenge. I had to pull just about every cast I know out of my repertoire including roll & dynamic rolls, water hauls, side arm casts, left hand casts, reach/mend & S casts...but managed not to lose any flies...
3 small brown trout
Rainy but a good morning on the river. Lots of small BT. No large fish spotted.
A lovely beat but conditions- a little too bright and very clear relatively low water - defeated me.
No fish landed, 1 small brown trout hooked but lost.
Beautiful days fishing, very pleasant stretch and very friendly farmer.
First warm weather for a while. Plenty of fly on the water and fish rising freely. Missed some nice fish as the flies presented were not exactly what was hatching, so they were not taking with conviction.
Water in good condition and fish rising nicely. Didn't have time to fully cover the pools and need to return for a full day. A beautiful place.