Saturday, 30 May 2009

WTT Day at Youlgreave

Attended the WTT get-together in Youlgreave with Roger (Derwentflyfisher), I don't propose to go into chapter and verse just to say it was an excellent day, all the speakers were informative and very professional. The Director, Simon Johnson was presented with a cane rod for all his work done with the trust as he is moving on to another job with the Eden Rivers Trust, good luck to him. The new Director has some large shoes to fill!

Walked the Bradford and Lathkill rivers where there were masses of mayfly hatching and on the wing.

Male mayfly - how can you tell?
Met up with KDH and Alex Swann from the flyfishing forum, nice to see you guys and put a face to the name.

I took the spinners I trapped last evening with me and Dr Cyril Bennett identified them as olive uprights. Again this evening loads about by the river but I didn't fish, why (idiot!)?

A view upriver towards Raper Lodge from Alport.
Went to the new hydro scheme by the mill in Alport where Warren gave us a guided tour and explained the reasons behind the scheme. Then back to Youlgreave via the pub for a well earned shandy! Met a couple of guys there from the Wye and Usk Foundation, that certainly looks an interesting area to fish, Roger and I will definitely make a visit there.
Overall an excellent day , thank you WTT for organising it.

1 comment:

Kev said...

Nice to see you too Colin. Sorry to rush off but Alex and I felt Bentley Brook calling us.