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Wellow - 16/09/2010

Posted by Nicholas S , 21 December 2010 · 3,157 views

A pleasant but all too short evening session back on the Wellow. Haven’t fished the stretch since July so it was nice to be back. Managed to winkle out a couple of lovely small WBT and lost a few more. Sadly the nights are definitely drawing in and after work fishing sessions are particularly limited.


Monnow - 12/09/2010

Posted by Nicholas S , 15 December 2010 · 3,245 views

The following day I made a slightly mad and last minute decision to drive over to Wales and fish the Monnow for the day. I had been mulling over a trip across the border to sample Wale’s delightful river fishing for a while and finally decided that today was the day. Two hours of driving later (it should have been considerably less but I took a ridiculous...


LRA - 11/09/2010

Posted by Nicholas S , 07 December 2010 · 3,229 views

A short afternoon trip to the LRA. Despite fishing the same stretch that has been so successful on my previous trip (see September 04), the fishing on this occasion was noticeably harder. I ended up with only 1 WBT, 10 Grayling to around 1lb, 1 Roach and 1 Minnow, still an enjoyable day but certainly more challenging that my previous trip.


River Test - 09/09/2010

Posted by Nicholas S , 06 December 2010 · 3,187 views

This was a day I had been looking forward to for a while...a chance to fish the River Test in season and on one of the most famous Estates that line its illustrious and manicured banks. On this occasion I would be restricted to fishing the main carrier but just getting the opportunity to fish an arm of the Test was very special and after a sleepless night...


Blagdon - 05/09/2010

Posted by Nicholas S , 04 December 2010 · 4,899 views

The following day after my bumper session on the LRA I had a relaxed days fishing on Blagdon Reservoir with my flatmate and fishing partner James. It was my first time on a still water for a while but I was looking forward to a change of scenery. We had agreed that we would have a friendly match between the two of us but the day started slowly with neithe...


LRA - 04/09/2010

Posted by Nicholas S , 03 December 2010 · 4,890 views

An afternoons fishing on the LRA turned out to be my best ever session there and one of the best days fly fishing that I have ever had. It was just one of those days when everything seemed to click into place and to help matters the fish seemed more than willing to cooperate! I ended up with 22 Grayling, 10 WBT, 1 Roach and a Minnow. The Grayling were...


Wellow - 02/09/2010

Posted by Nicholas S , 01 December 2010 · 101 views

A short evening session after work with Vince on his syndicated stretch of the Wellow. It was a new stretch for me but Vince had fished it a few times before and as time was short, guided us both towards the more productive pools. The fishing turned out to be pretty tough with no rising fish spotted. As such we stuck to nymphs but after catching a small W...


Box Brook - 01/09/2010

Posted by Nicholas S , 30 November 2010 · 4,876 views

A very pleasant evening spent on the Box Brook. This was my first visit to the BB for a few months but after the recent rain I decided that now was the perfect time to reacquaint myself with the place. I decided initially to explore slightly further downstream from where I usually fish but despite some lovely looking runs and pools I only managed one smal...


Thames and Wylies Lake - 29-30/08/2010

Posted by Nicholas S , 29 November 2010 · 4,920 views

A weekend back in my home town fishing with friends. Saturday was spent on the punt with Alan and his Dad (Trevor). The river was slightly up and coloured and Alan decided to go for the Barbel straight away, usually a slightly hit and miss affair during the day. However, within 10 minutes he had had a confident bite and was into what turned out to be a sm...


Bristol Avon - 24/08/2010

Posted by Nicholas S , 26 November 2010 · 4,891 views

Decided to finally have a go for the Barbel that I spotted on the Bristol Avon (see Aug 3rd). After the recent rain the river was a bit coloured and looked spot on so I was quietly confident. Took me a while to find the spot as it’s not a ‘known’ swim. Eventually recognised it (I was on the other bank before so it wasn’t obvious) and after scaling the bar...

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