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OwdTrout's Pursuit of Brown Spotty Fishisessess



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Saturday May 16th 2009. Will I ever learn?

Posted by OwdTrout , 17 May 2009 · 5,391 views

Alan arrived first at the river and had three or four fish before I joined him. While he got a brew on I had a cast, taking one of the rivers natural population. It was too small to be one of the stockies being only 7 inches long. After refreshment we headed downstream. Soon I was thankful that I had remembered my waterproof. Today the rain was a good thi...


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Saturday May 2nd 2009 - Trust your instincts.

Posted by OwdTrout , 05 May 2009 · 286 views

A lone cross boarder raid saw me on the river late in the morning. As I had parked at the top of the length a walk downstream was the first order of the day. That's as it should be walk down, and fish it back up, but who can resist a cast into a likely spot on the way? Not me for one. Though this can have its advantages as well as its disadvantages. I...


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Saturday & Sunday 11th & 12th April 2009

Posted by OwdTrout , 13 April 2009 · 287 views

The FOGs Raid Tykeland.Despite the forecast of rain all day, Alan Roe and I agreed a covert raid across the boarder. The plan was to meet up at about 11:00 hours, disguised in flat caps, and speaking strangely. Just as I was getting my gear together Al phoned to say he had left early. Well I had planned to arrive a little early myself so no real drama. Wh...


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Friday 10th April 2009 - Are Metrologists "white mice"?

Posted by OwdTrout , 10 April 2009 · 270 views

Easter - the first long weekend of the season. With the long weekend coming up plans had to be made, kit has to be replaced. Unusually for me I looked up the weather forecast. I say unusually as for many years I have known that the weather can not be forecast with accuracy. Past experience has taught me that the Met Office can not be trusted, so, on the r...


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Sunday 29th March

Posted by OwdTrout , 05 April 2009 · 254 views

Another nice day and the usual start in the same pool. Once again the successful fly was my stuck shuck emerger. A couple of fish came to it. Nothing unusual, both about 12 inches. Time to explore further. The next pool up seemed devoid of trout. About 50 yards further upstream I spotted a rise, close to my bank (there is no access from the opposite bank....


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Saturday 28th March 2009

Posted by OwdTrout , 28 March 2009 · 186 views

According to the Met Office I wasn't going to be able to fish today for high winds. When I looked at the weather it was bright clear and still. Another great forecast form the Met Office. I wouldn't mind if we didn't pay them so much to get it wrong. Met Office weather presenters are the highest paid civil servants. I wouldn't pay them in...


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Sunday 22nd March 2009

Posted by OwdTrout , 24 March 2009 · 160 views

What a difference a week makes! After last Sunday's great start, I spent all week looking forward to getting back to the Irwell. work rules out a mid day trip in the week. Yesterday dawned bright and clear, not too windy, it looked ideal. by 7 am I was sat at the tying table cranking out flies at a good rate. Sustained, as usual, by a steady flow...


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Opening Day Sunday 15th March 2009

Posted by OwdTrout , 24 March 2009 · 163 views

As always on the first day of the new season, I set off to wet a line. Since the close of last season I've moved, new job new home. My new place is only 5 minutes from the Irwell, on foot. That means new season and a new river to explore. Local knowledge I had gleaned yesterday in the toy shop gave me a starting place. I'm beginning to fear the lo...





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