2.5lb Mullet on the fly



This fish took a home tied green damsel nymph and took 10 minutes to land. Great sport on 5 weight fly tackle.                        

Lucky for me

                                                                               lucky for him

Where are the Bass? It looks so good


Another blank on the Adur this morning. This was my third fly fishing outing in a week. At this time year we should be picking up schoolies at least. The season as still to kick off inside the estuary as far as the fly fishing concerned. In spite of temperatures rising and continued settled weather the bass are just not there in there numbers. The low tides of last week seemed hopeful but only produced a few schoolies after many hours fishing. Has anyone else had any luck?

Tight lines Howie  


Bass fly fishing on th River Adur Estuary

  The very cold winter has kept the water temperatures down and so the fish have stayed well off shaw in the deeper warmer layers. Even the boat fishermen have been struggling.  It was the last evening of the last day in May till I caught my first  Bass on the fly. What a cracking fish to kick off the season.  It weighed in at 3.7lbs and what a scrap.  It was my 15th last cast of the evening and I had almost given up. Then the line tightened. I instinctively strip-striked and felt it was a decent fish and raised the rod and he was on.  The fish took an "Howie’s eel" one of my home tied sand eel patterns.