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
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.
The best from Broadlands river Test yesterday. Small mayfly hatch later in the day. Needs to warm up a bit. Otherwise steadily catching grayling and trout throughout the day. Should be on fire next week. Great company with (The Baron) David Peach.
This Rainbow took a Booby Hopper fly. Then stripped me down to the backing 3 times with blistering runs across the lake. A very healthy specimen at 6.5lbs landed and returned. I purchased the flies from eBay and now I can copy and make myself.
While London friends go shopping in Worthing, one takes advantage and sneeks few hours fishing. On arrival I notice fish activity in the shallows. They where scoffing on tadpoles so, what to to?