Saturday, 14 July 2012

Home waters

A brief after-work visit to one of Sheffield's many small streams provided a good hour of tight quarters entertaining fly fishing.

It's been a while since I fished and I enjoyed being back on the water. I was within 50 yes of two busy roads, but I could have been miles away- the thick vegetation almost completely screened the river from the surroundings.

The fishing was spooky, with the low river making for scared trout!

However, taking time and being careful about presentation rewarded me with a few small trout. I took one on a klinkhammer, and the others on a nymph swung though the deeper pools.

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It's been a while....

So, since I last posted life has changed - the birth of my daughter in september has changed domestic priorities significantly!
However, I have managed to get out fishing a few times, though not as often as previous years.

A family holiday in the Yorkshire dales provided a decent week of snatched hours here and there with the fly rod. We were staying just outside Hawes, within walking distance of the river Ure. For about 35 quid, you can purchase a weeks permit to fish the Hawes and High Abbotside fishing associations waters.

Despite heavy rains in the preceding days, the rivers were fishable. I spent an hour or so on a couple of mornings, and a couple of afternoons fishing. The fishing was great, with plenty to go at. Below is a selection of photos from the week.

Great fishing in a great location. Definitely worth another trip back. The area is beautiful, with plenty to do and to keep the family amused.

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