Sunday, 26 April 2015

1st Outing of the 2015 Season

On Saturday I finally managed to get out for a couple of hours. I went over the road between the bridges in Baslow. The weather had one of those April showers earlier but the sun was out now but still a bit on the sharp side! I started off in the pool below the old bridge and second cast produced an oos grayling to the good old fox squirrel nymph. Pointless using a dry as nothing was showing or hatching. I fished a couple more casts and then my 1st brown a lovely little wildy about 8 inches. I then worked my way downstream and picked up a reasonable rainbow about half way down. The fast water lower down produced another wild brown and then something which is quite rare here a rainbow trout about 6 inches and still with 'parr' marks on it's flank so they must be breading hereabouts, beautiful. The pool above the new bridge produced a couple more rainbows again to the same nymph and then as the temperature started to drop I briskly worked my way back upstream and picked up another rainbow and a couple of grayling so not a bad start to the season for a couple of hours. As I  said earlier nothing hatching apart from the odd olive and never saw a rise!

Friday, 3 April 2015


Well after a long long winter with no grayling fishing done due to the river being out of sorts when the opportunity to go cam, the trout season finally started on the 1st April. A lot of heavy rain in the run up to the start made the river unfishable, even Derek had not gone out! Today the river is still up by a good foot, hopefully by Monday it will be on form.

On another note Fishing for Heroes which is a charity which helps our military is having an auction and there is a days fishing on Chatsworth available with yours truly. Details here

I hope everyone who knows me or reads this blog has a great season, speak soon.