Preparation for yesterdays trip was well planned with a number of new flies tied and tackle checked and packed. I find the routines leading up to a days fishing rather satisfying. As I was away last weekend I hadn't fished to 2 weeks so hopes were very high. I planned on getting to the river before 5am in order to fish for the Sea Trout.
|Looking down the Armchair Pool|
It was just getting light as I tackled up and it all looked perfect. The dog was very excited at the prospect of an all day walk with maybe a fish or two thrown in for good measure. I decided to fish at the top of the beat to start with as it holds good numbers of Sea Trout. As the river was lower than it has been this summer at .93 on the gauge I decided on an intermediate tip with a Snaelda variant at the business end. I saw a few fish moving but surprisingly they were unwilling to come to the fly.
|Sunrise on Good Friday Pool|
|Poppy having a good look- probably wondering if she could eat it!|
|Finally, a fish from the Hut pool|
|The Hut Pool|