When a brownie takes the fly

I spotted a rising fish earlier in the evening but managed only to spook it with a lure fly. I let it rest for a hour or so then returned to find it feeding again. I tied on a hopper and gave a couple of twitches and it hit the fly. Luckily I  got this shot too. Shortly after I landed a nice brownie of about 2lbs.

 

GOPR0293 Brownie on dry

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An early start at Duncton Mill

An early morning start paid off for myself and fishing buddy Glen South. This time of year certainly pays to start early or late. For us we were fishing by 7am. It took a short while to find the fish and the right fly. We started getting takes at 20 feet down on BF Damsel nymphs. Then as the sun came up and the damsel nymphs started hatching. The trout also moved up to feed so we concentrated on fishing the margins. By 11.30 am we had a bag of 5 fish each and off to the weighing room. Just in time for a well earned beer on the way home. Perfect Sunday morning at a superb venue.20170723_11403820170723_09572420170723_110044

Great catch for novice Steve

After a 3 hour casting and fly fishing basics lesson we visit Chalk Springs fishery. On arrival there are fish rising everywhere to hatching flies. We set up one rod with a small Damsel  and the other with a Sedge. It was not long before we are into a fish of around 4 lbs. Then we take another 2 off the surface with the Sedge. One well exceeding  4lb.  A break for lunch and back on the water to take 2 more good fish.   Well done Steve.

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