I have just setup this blog after reading several blogs which have been created by various fly fishers in Derbyshire and Lancashire. You guys gave me the reason to create this. Over the coming months I hope to post photos and reports of the sorties on the Derbyshire rivers, Derwent and Wye. Please bear with me as I am new to blogging! You would not believe I work in the IT industry!
I have fished at Chatsworth for about 7 seasons and thoroughly enjoyed it. There are some misconceptions about Chatsworth about it being stuffed with stockies, not true. There is a good head of wild browns, grayling and rainbows. I have had rainbows as small as 5 inches (not many people boast of the smallest fish they have caught!) and wild as they come. The grayling are magnificent as well. The browns are superb. Obviously there are some stocked fish, but they do naturalise quickly. I can honestly say it is the best fishing I have ever had. I have previously fished on the Leek and District on the Dove which is totally different but another good river if you can get on it. Prior to fishing in Derbyshire I lived in Southport (up to 1993) on Merseyside and was a member of Southport Flyfishers with water on the Hodder and Lune. The fishing was mainly for salmon and seatrout, totally fifferent to the type of fishing I am doing now. I must admit that the trout fishing I do now, I enjoy more probably because of living in Baslow I am more or less on the river! I know I am really lucky.
I have a great group of fishing friends which I usually meet up with and will feature in this blog, Derek, Don, Bill and David. We are all the same mind set regarding fishing for trout and grayling. Hopefully you know what I mean, enjoying being on the river and observing the life on the riverbank both aquatic and terrestrial. Catching fish is a bonus (yes I know its a cliche).
Please be patient with me as I am on a steep learning curve, blogwise.
Hope you revisit this blog in the coming months and enjoy it.
Tightlines one and all.