The river looked in great condition albeit a little coloured and pushing through somewhat, undeterred we tackled up and set out after the Grayling, both opting for heavier nymphs fished Czech style, changing the point fly dependent on current speed & depth just making sure on each run through that we were bouncing along the river bed.
At this time of year we were treated to a modest 4 Celsius and was almost tropical in comparison to previous weeks, but ice was still evident along the river and the water extremely cold. The likely looking spots we knew were covered without as much as a take, no sign of the Grayling shoaling anywhere which is unusual for this time of year, as they tend to become very densely packed?, Grayling also being a very nomadic species we had it all on to winkle one out.
|Played to perfection !!!|
After that, we continued to walk back up the river fishing the runs as we went, reflecting on a difficult day, when the water was ice cold (probably putting them off feed) , it was our determination that finally payed off resulting in two stunning fish. The day was brought to a close after an hour or so casting session on speys & jump rolls. A great day to be out on the river and were looking forward to the next visit, hopefully a little more productive.
Until Next Time.......................Tight Lines