On the first day we fished for sea trout on the river, I wanted to try my new waders, and I must say they are absolutely fantastic. They are comfortable, all be it slightly oversized, but no matter. They are meant to keep the water out and they do a very good job. Unfortunately, the fish weren’t there, or not interested, as the figures for the fish pass were pretty low!
The next day we fished a very nice large Stillwater stocked with rainbows and browns. You have to wade this venue, otherwise you wouldn’t be in with a chance of catching fish, as the banks feature a plethora of trees close to where you would stand. I started with a team of buzzers, and switched to caddis larvae imitations which produced a few fish. It was hard going, but overall very enjoyable. A lot of caddis and hawthorn flies were hatching, so it was difficult to decide what to put on as trout take these with a very splashy performance.
After this we went to another fishery which was very beautifully kept, and it turned out to be an amazing day, fishing in the surface film. I had about 20 fish on emergers, the biggest and best turned out to be a grown on 7lb brown which took off like a rocket! How did I catch so many? I observed the rises and placed the fly in the direction it was going, making sure to degrease the tippet to increase success.
The last day was rather special, a new large venue, but this time the lake included rainbow, blue, sparctic and tiger trout. In total I had 3 fish altogether after trying a variety of methods, it was quite hard going, but on my 1st or 2nd cast I hooked into a decent sized fish, a 5lb rainbow which took like a freight train. Wonderful.
All in all it was a fantastic week jamb packed with fish! Tight lines