I must have passed it a thousand times or more on my way to the motorway each day, it looked fishy, very fishy and finally I joined the local club which has access to this river. Not a great expense but an opportunity on my doorstep not to be ignored for much longer.
I had heard good things about the river and armed with my 7ft 3wt Hardy Featherweight I was ready to give it a go. Trout reside here and the river "stories" suggest big browns lurk in the holes that are along the section. How was I to approach it? Nymph ? Dry? to be honest nothing was coming off and no visable signs that fish were feeding. I was very much out of my comfort zone and tried a variety of methods, a small river that I had no idea about and what to expect. It certainly wasnt the Dee, Severn or Dove that I have become used to.
A few hours prospecting the river was very enjoyable, new rivers keep you on your toes and a new avenue opens. Ill keep you posted of my future exploits.
To Be continued.........................................................