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With just a week left of the season for river wild brown trout I'm determined to get out every day for a couple of hours.
I had a stonking couple of hours this afternoon. When I got down to the river there were no fish taking from the top but I was undaunted and tied on a G&H sedge and immediately got a fish to rise to it. After a couple of casts the first fish came to the net. A second soon followed, also on a G&H sedge. I then tried a couple of other dries but failed to get any interest and had no luck on a nymph. The sedges proved to be the flavour of the afternoon when a CDC brown sedge caused a few fish to take a closer look. Eventually one found it irresistible and took it on a very splashy rise.
Yesterday was a cold wet and very windy day, a few fish were in evidence but not many.
Today was a much more pleasant affair, warm, bright and a gently ripple on the water.
A small hatch of sedge was bringing the fish to the surface providing a couple of hours of great sport, with brown CDC sedge and CDC highriders proving irresistible.
Well the weather has finally turned and feels much more Autumnal. Today was a mix of warm sun, cold Northerly wind, cloud and cool temperatures. Wading was quite pleasant during the sunny spells but the recent rain had reduced the water temperature and as the afternoon progressed it got decidedly chilly. For all of this there was an amazing hatch a caddis (sedge) flies on the river and the fish were rising to them.
After a tussle with this feisty brownie he was set free to fight another day
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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