Sunday, 24 February 2013

On the river in 2013

A big Grayling on a Peeping Caddis
Sorry for the delay since my last post, but it's not because I haven't been out there, so here's a quick catch up. Although water conditions have risen and fallen back again over the last few weeks following rain and snow melt, which has presented us with unsettled conditions, (sound familiar) the Grayling fishing has been quite good, (even though we have  had to go searching for them from time to time) however when we have found them there has been some decent fish amongst them as you can see from the pictures. 

Another very good condition fish
I have also been kept busy with casting tuition recently and despite those cold biting winds we have been experiencing, we have also had some relatively pleasant days too, and we have taken advantage of these whilst doing this, although I will say, that the weather has certainly not been putting people off coming, nor has it stopped the die hard Salmon fishers from venturing out since the season opened on January 15th, as I have had reports of at least three spring fish being caught up to now, so there will most likely be others too. If the spring fishing turns out to be as good as it was last year, then that will be a further bonus for the river Eden. "Fingers Crossed". I will keep you updated.

Swimming off to fight another day
Not long now until the Eden trout season begins again on March 15th, and anyone who knows the river, or has been following my blog, will also know that there will be some serious fishing to be had in the not so distant future, as these good quality, hard fighting, wild brown trout, show us what they are made of. A very worthwhile experience, as many of you who have been out with me over the years will have found out first hand. Anyway, I look forward to seeing some of you on the river again soon and also meeting new people for the first time, but for now, as the water is looking better than I have seen it for some time. I'm off Grayling fishing again. "See you soon".