Monday, 31 March 2014
Tough Day at Bewl
Well the company was good, Malcolm, Bryant and Gerald, the latter being a seasoned fly fisher. It was Malcolm's first bank session at Bewl (he boat fished last week) and the waders I loaned him fitted a treat. It was Bryant's 3rd fly fishing session and his first on a big water. He found out the snag of trying to wade deep whilst wearing my thigh waders!! Fortunately he is a tough cookie and didn't complain about his wet foot. The weather was over cast and cool but mostly the water was flat calm. We fished both banks at Rosemary's Lane and right round into Tinkers Marsh with hardly a touch. The only action was Malcolm pulling in a pike. There seemed to be a lot of fry disturbing the slight ripple about 40 yards off of the north bank of Rosemary's but there were no trout disturbing the fry!
One chap had a pull whilst dragging a lure along the bottom but didn't keep it on. We saw another catch a trout from a boat but apart from that it was very quiet. We started a bit late (10:00) and finished around 16:00.
The night before I had been watching the World Fly Fishing Championships on You Tube and was amazed to see that even the experts sometimes "blank"! So that's why they call it fishing and not catching.
Now that's a nice Pike Malcolm!!!!!