Monthly Archives: April 2007

Trout at last

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.

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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…


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The fly now decorates the tree.

Still no Trout 😦

Days when you learn nothing

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.

Caution – Flies by post

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.


I had a day on the Little Avon with Neil yesterday. Following breakfast at Michaelwood we set off to explore the section to the between the M5 and Middle Mill Farm as neither of us had fished there before. First impressions are very good – it feels fishy.


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