I was up early and fishing as the first of the dog walkers started their laps around the area.
Once in the stream and fishing, I was able to access areas that were inaccessible by other means, being buried in deep deep gorse on both sides. I was using my 7ft 3wt greys rod, and fishing the duo, with a tiny PTN below a sedge with a foam back.
|This one took the sedge|
It was like fishing in a tunnel of vegetation in some places, with only small glimpses of the sky through the dense trees overhead. I think I spent as much time untangling the line from trees as I did fishing!
|The stream "tunnel"|
Never the less, it was an idyllic setting, and produced some really fun fishing. This is fishing how I like it best!
Some of the trout I caught were barely bigger than the fly, but what a way to spend a couple of hours.
|A proper tiddler!|
I shall definitely be returning to fish here again, and in the meantime have set my local family down there to find out who does own the rights (if anyone).
|Overgrown but great fun|