Friday, 23 May 2014
Back on the chalk streams with the Salisbury and District Angling Club
My brother Chris finally on the water
Finally my brother and I got on the water on the 19th May. The weather was kind and I showed him the club beats at West Amesbury. There was plenty of water and it was a bit coloured so I took him down the club office (interestingly called "The Cart Shed") and as it was windy we picked beats 18 and 19 as the trees provide some shelter there. The water seemed clearer and it was just great being back on the chalk. He managed one BT and I managed three all on klinkhammers. The fish were small but beautifully coloured. We then tried beats 8 and 10 and met up with the bailiff who was fishing 9. We all blanked (including the bailiff, so no shame). There was the occasional mayfly showing.
The next day I fished the Wylye for a couple of hours on my own and had 3 BTs and 2 grayling. The water was clearer here but the wind made casting a bit tricky.
I cannot wait to get back and enjoy some more of these lovely fish.