Champerhaies (Beat 3) three brown trout to 12". River very murky, almost didn't bother but fishing was okay for an hour or two when sun and a few may flies arrived.
Downacarey Lake (Beat 41) Float/ ledger close in. As peaceful as usual!
Grogarth (Beat 37) Water high but dropping - very coloured but visibility = approx. 300mm. Lost one after soldering on! There were fish rising in a couple of places.
Tregeagle (Beat 39) Landed 3 lost about 6, all BT approx. 6". (Got lost in undergrowth! Could do with waymarkers!)
East Dart (Dartmoor Fishery) Fished downstream of Bellever. 17 brown trout to 10", all on dries. Great day.
Essebeare (Beat 5) 11 fish all on same fly, Adams Klinkhammer. Best fish 1/2lb.
Tregeagle (Beat 39) 20 x BT between 2 anglers. V. small, biggest 6".
Druxton (Beat 17) 30 trout to 12in.
Champerhaies (Beat 3) six browns to 14" + a chub.
Treburtle (Beat 21) 12 fish to 10in.
Treburtle (Beat 21) 12 fish to 10in.
Treburtle (Beat 21) 12 BT to 11".
Ham Mill (Beat 20) 1 7" grayling, dry fly.
Essebeare (Beat 5) 15+ trout 6-8" mayfly. All returned.
Essebeare (Beat 5) hooked 23 brown trout 4-8" upstream dry fly. Black klink, mayfly. Awesome.
South Yeo (Beaat 13) Some mays about. 12/ 15 fish all on dries.
Wiggaton (Beat 22) 11 brown trout to 10oz on copper john.
South Penquite (Beat 33) 20 bt to 7".
West Dart (Dartmoor Fishery) 800m downstream of Weak Ford up to Hexworthy Bridge. Missed the fish below Weak Ford (three takes) and moved back via Huccaby stretch. Trees have been cleared which makes for easier access and casting, but removes some of the lies for fish. Two large Sea trout moved in the tail of one of these pools, much bigger than the peal seen earlier in the week.
Cowsic (Dartmoor Fishery) Main rivers rising still, so fished the Cowsic. Moorland stretch was delightful, missed numerous smaller fish, caught a good number of fish in the 10 - 15 cm range. Very spooky fish, needed to crawl and side cast, with short casts essential to avoid spooking other fish. Excellent sport and beautiful quarry. Finished the afternoon fishing the pocket water between Beardown Farm and the moors. Hard going over the rocks but great sport and slightly larger fish. Three landed, best nudging 20cm.
Upper Teign (Beat 14)Nil. Rain stopped play.
Downacarey Lake (Beat 41) This fishery has the potential for some quality bream/ tench fishing! Superb flora/ fauna (peaceful)!
South Penquite (Beat 33) 6 x brown trout from 4 - 6" on klinkhammer fly (dry)
West Dart (Dartmoor FIshery) River Swincombe confluence to Princes Hall Hotel. River clearer but rising, sustained heavy rain. Several fish of small size caught, generally when casting to sighted larger fish - many of which were seen. Particularly fertile stretch of river, uncharacteristically weedy with good fly life - nutrient runoff from the Dairy farm perhaps? Definately holds good numbers of larger fish along this stretch but much harder fishing today - combination of conditions, bad angling and spooky fish.
Upper Teign (Beat 14) 5 brown trout to 10", 3 brown trout to 5", klinkhammer dry.
West Dart (Dartmoor Fishery) Dartmeet to Weak Ford. River coloured but falling, some drizzle.
Caught five brown trout, four estimated at 15 - 20 cm, best fish just over 30. Lots of small trout seen plus a good school of peal - approx. 1 dozen.
Lane Barton (Beat 10) 4 browns, coloured water but still fished - FANTASTIC!
West Dart (Dartmoor Fishery) 6 brown trout to 1/2lb.
East Dart (Dartmoor Fishery) 3 brown trout to 1/2lb.
West Dart (Dartmoor Fishery) 10 brown trout to 3/4lb.
East Dart (Dartmoor Fishery)17 brown trout including a giant of 1 1/4lb. Absolutely superb day! All rivers seem very healthy. A privilege to fish.
Upper Teign (Beat 14) 3 brown trout, dry fly = grey duster (biggest brown 7")
Boyton (Beat 16) 3 trout to 10"
Ham Mill (Beat 20) 6 brown trout, 1 grayling.
Ham Mill (Beat 20) 6 brown trout, 1 grayling. Sedge and mayfly.
Wiggaton (Beat 22) 3 brown trout to 9" - klinkhammer.
Boldford Bridge (Beat 28) 13 brown trout, best fish 8", all returned, all on grey wulff. Many thanks.
Druxton (Beat 17) one 8" in brown trout returned. Caught in wooded section above first two riffles. Weighted black montana with flouro.
South Yeo (Beaat 13) 4 trout on CDC mayfly - the odd real one still hatching.