I can't believe its that time again, no sooner has the season finished than Christmas is upon us again. That said it does give me the opportunity to wish you all the very best for the festive season, to thank you all for your company on the river this year, and to sincerely hope that 2020 offers you good health and good fishing once again.
Going into the Grayling season has not been as straight forward as I had hoped, and with the exception of a few "almost settled days", we have had to search hard for these elusive creatures. This has been made more difficult by the continuation
of high and unsettled waters yet again. Never mind though, we will just have to wait until after Christmas and into the New Year to hopefully see the river falling and clearing again, which I am sure it will at some point.
|They haven't all been elusive!|
The 2019 season did bring some exciting moments to the salmon fishing once again, although there were some slow periods too when I thought we should have caught a few more, oh well that's fishing I suppose, however we did see some very good trout fishing on the river again this year, I always look forward to that, especially when there are a few flies hatching and the trout can be tempted to the surface.
Anyway I for one am looking forward to what the 2020 season will bring and once the festive season is over, and we all get back to normal again, I am sure you will be too.
The preliminary salmon catch returns are now in for the river Eden between Carlisle and Penrith, which I am sure the salmon fishers amongst you will be interested to know are looking quite encouraging, so here's hoping we can get our share next year!
"Tight Lines" to all and I look forward to catching up again in 2020.