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I had the pleasure of fishing with the East Midlands Trout Fishing Association at Grafham Water last weekend.
Grafham is a huge reservoir (about 10 miles circumference) in Cambridgeshire that is renowned for it's rainbow trout fishing.
As the intrepid members of the EMTFA were getting suited and booted and taking to the boats the talk was around tactics and locations. Flies were exchanged, along with a few tales of the one that got away!
Now some may tell you that fishing a stillwater is easy, and it can be, but there are many occasions when it can be exceptionally tough and frustrating! Last Sunday was such a day, the weather was perfect, dry, overcast with a little sun and a pleasant breeze. There was plenty of insects hatching and fish were topping regularly, but could we catch 'em!!!!
Lunchtime saw us back on dry land for a BBQ and more talk and plenty of head scratching as we talked tactics for the afternoon session.
The day ended at 18:00 with all the club members gathered around the weighing room to talk about the catch.
My thanks to Bill Knight and all the members of the EMTFA for making me feel welcome. I look forward to meeting up with the very pleasant and hospitable members of this club again in the future.
A well know fly fishing guide and instructor John can often be found fishing or guiding on the Welsh Dee or passing his knowledge to others at game fairs and country shows.
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