Another summer gone. Bring on the autumn.

Another year at http://www.flyshingsussex.com   Again the saltwater fishing on the Adur was down.   After many a visit to the river throughout the whole season I have nothing worth to report.   Ok —  the mullet where there, but not like the old days. Let’s see?

Luckily our local trout fisheries are well stocked

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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

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