Monday, 7 February 2011

My local river

With fishing pretty much out of the question today due to high winds and recent high waters, I had a wander along my local stretch of "urban" river, to see what last years improvement work looked like.

The old paddling pools have been replaced by a landscaped rocky brook.

Not big enough to fish in (and no fishing allowed on this stretch) but probably a good place for juvenile fish to hide. The run exits just below a weir and some large boulders have been placed into the river here, further enhancing the habitat.

The river sheaf here is small, but does hold a decent head of wild brown trout, and if you wander along here on a quiet summers evening, trout can be seen rising throughout the river. Indeed, it was here on a quiet summer evening 2 years ago I caught my first trout on the fly.

The park is enjoyed by dog walkers, sports clubs and people out walking and enjoying the surroundings. This does mean you have to be sensitive to others when fishing here, but choose your time and place and you can enjoy fishing a small stream for some wiley brown trout.

- Posted from my iPhone

Location:Fraser Rd,,United Kingdom

1 comment:

  1. I know nothing about fish or fishing! , But...a couple of days ago I was within 6 ft at the bottom of the weir, taking photographs while walking, (opposite Dore Station) and witnessed a brown coloured fish (guess a 'Trout' ?) leaping trying to get up the weir? Just thought I would mention, you may tell me its a common occurrence but if not, then shows maybe the river is a little more healthier than has been in the past!