Monday, 24 November 2008

Saturday 22nd November

Decided to have an hour fishing below Baslow Old Bridge in the afternoon even though it was bitterly cold. River about 9" up and peaty but not too cold! Wind downstream and biting. Decided on a large klinkhammer with a red tag nymph with pink bead off the bend. Fished the usual runs but nothing. Remembered Stuart Crofts presentation at the Chatsworth evening about caddis hatching most of the year and where he brought some live examples in that he had caught on his way that evening. So decide to replace the klink with a caddis green sedge pupa, second cast and a nice 12" grayling from a run about 9" deep on the sedge pupa, excellent. Fished on for another 10 minutes then returned to the opposite bank and managed another 10" grayling on the red tag nymph. Two good grayling when I really was not expecting to catch anything due to the conditions. Nothing else before feet got too cold apart from a bar of silver out of season rainbow about 18" which was quickly returned.

Overall glad I went out to wet my line!

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