02/04/2016

Out after my first trout of the new season. I wake up to a miserable morning with rain lashing down on the bedroom window. Nothing was going to put me off though.

I arrive to the river and luckily the rain has not affected to water too much. I decide to fish a new stretch of the river I have never fished before. After a short walk I make my way down into the water. My first flies to be used, a hares ear on point and red tag on a dropper 2 feet up the line.

After just 2 cast I land my first brownie of the season. Not massive but very welcome.

I gradually make my way up the river casting in various different location to try and temp out a bigger specimen. I was greeted by a few unexpected grayling and then after loosing several decent sized brown trout, I finally land a new personal best.

All in all an amazing day and a great start to my first years full trout season. I hope to get out again.

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