I had a great day out on the river Dove yesterday with a small group of fellow Grayling Society members.
It was cold (-4) and had been snowing making the scenery irresistible with the snow bleaching the colour from the surrounding countryside.
Even though it was biting cold and the fishing was tough (but most managed to net two or three) it was a cracking day out in good company.
Apologies to clients that were hoping to fish the last couple of months. November and December 2015 saw unprecedented rainfall in this region with some rivers exceeding their previous record high levels.
In the 10 years I've lived here I've not seen rainfall and river levels consistently so high. It was the wettest December on record for Wales, and don't I know it!
However the long range forecast suggests the rain may diminish giving way to drier colder weather next week so I very much hope that grayling fishing will resume shortly.
I'm pleased to say that I'll be at the BFFI on 13 & 14 February with colleagues from AAPGAI providing a full programme of demonstrations. I hope to see you there.
Show details are available on the BFFI website.
Casting Demonstration Programme
10.30 – Bob Sherwood – Going the Distance.
11.00 – John Walker – Different strokes for different folks.
11.30 – Brian Warrington – The single spey.
12.00 – Illtyd Griffiths – Common faults of the double hander.
12.30 – Vic Knight – Presentation roll casts for different fishing situations.
13.00 – Trevor Hayman – Spey casting faults with a single hander.
13.30 – Karl Humphries – The Haul
14.00 – Massimo Magliocco – Italian Fly Casting Style
14.30 – Clive Michellhill – Casting Styles.
15.00 – Derrick Kelly – Faults in the basic overhead cast and how to correct them.
15.30 – Brian Towers – Catching a Yorkshire salmon.
16.00 – The AAPGAI Team – Question and Answers session.