2 brownies - 1 on a black hairwing and 1 on an Alexandra.
Night fishing for sea trout so not the target species. As with the last time I fished this beat, a big otter put the wind up the ducks gone midnight and put an end to fishing form me.
Nil caught. 2 hooked and lost. Missed several on dry fly(klinks and mayfly). Most fish seemed to be hanging tight in to trees and banks. Nothing in pocket water.
2 hooked and lost.
Lower stretch of lower beat needs some of the trees trimming back as some nice looking spots are very hard to cast into. Some nice fish seen in Weir Pool and one Salmon seen jumping at top end of Weir Pool that looked to be 10lb plus. Nice evening out.
15 wild brownies in 3 hours between the 2 rods, all taken on small nymphs. Most small but a couple around 10 inches.
5 Brown trout all caught on Tan Elk Hair Caddis Dry fly.
Nil landed, some good size brownies taking, lots of fish visible.
Lower beat easy fishing, upper however is more technical.
3 b/t to 9 inches caught on Lower Beat on sinking nymphs in wet and windy conditions.
Directions to this beat cold be amended/improved...the turn right is 10 yards immediately after the Hump Back Bridge sign on the left, not 50 !!! The house Bryony is not sign posted from the road until you get to it.
5 x brown trout (all released), 6"-8", elk hair sedge and peeping caddis.
River in great condition, fish rising to hatches of upwing flies. Lovely morning, excellent guiding by Paul Kenyon. 16C, sunny intervals
8x brown trout - largest fish 9inches
Cold and showery, water highish and slightly coloured - all fish on gold head nymphs on stretch above the weir.
1 small brownie returned in good order, from lower section below weir.
Very few fish visible on the upper section, some on the lower, but bright clear day with very little fly hatch, so difficult to locate. Only small brownies seen, nothing larger. Biggest was approx 10"