I fished the Avening Green section at Charfield on Wednesday. Crossing the stone bridge I saw that I was not alone; another angler was in the water just down stream. Stopping for a chat I was pleased to hear that he had just brought a nice brownie to hand on the dry! This was good news. If you’ve been reading my earlier posts you will know that, though I’ve had plenty of Graying, I have been bemoaning the lack of trout I’ve caught so far this season.
Monthly Archives: April 2007
Managed a few hours in the water yesterday. A couple of Andrew’s flies were put through their paces. A double bead pink collar Hare’s Ear took this…
The fly now decorates the tree.
Still no Trout 😦
My last couple of trips to the river have met with limited success – only one nice Grayling to show for my efforts. The thing is, I feel I have been fishing well. My approach has been stealthy, I’ve fished where I know there are fish, used flies that I know catch fish and generally cast quite well.
In the past I have always learned something from blank days but now, after several days of reflecting upon my failure I cannot think of anything I could have done differently.
I suppose that one day the Gods of the angle will reveal the answer to the question I don’t know how to ask but, for now I remain frustrated.
Andrew Cartwright tied up some flies for me recently. Excellent flies too. They duly arrived in the post while I was out of the house. When I returned I found that Bosun had chewed the corner of the envelope. I shudder to think what could have happened if he had chewed and/or swallowed any of the flies.
Note to self: Have flies delivered to work in future.