Friday, 15 August 2014
Thursday 14th August
I finished work early and wenty down to the one arch bridge. I decided to fish below. Following he recent rains I suspected the river would be carrying some colour so had on a fox squirel nymph. I got into the bottom of pool below the bridge, this is only the 2nd time I have been down here in all the years I have fished on Chatsworth so was unsure of the river bed. I cast down and across into the fast run into the lower pool and soon landed a rainbow this was followed by a brown from the run on the far side. I then made my way into the pool above but the river bed was full of football sized boulders which made wading difficult. I only managed about 15 yrds before chickening out and decided to go above the bridge. Next time I must take my guide, Derek, with me as he knows this river like the back of his hand. I went up to the usual pool and there were several fish showing so on went a caddis as there were plenty around. After a couple of missed takes I then landed a lovely brown followed quickly by a second. My caddis was now a bit worse for wear being tied from cdc so I switched to an elk hair caddis and again was taken by a rainbow around 3lb which took a while to subdue. by now I could see the rain approaching down the valley and thebreeze increased which put the fish down so I switched back to an FSN and took a couple more browns and rainbow finishing around 7 with an 8 fish total. The rain started so I called it a day.