The river looked perfect and, although light was disappearing fast, I was confident. There were no quick takes from the tiny coarse fish experience earlier in the day - perhaps a better trout had moved into position, swapping places with the Dace? After half a dozen casts, the indicator gently frew forwards and the rod was met with a healthy bend. The bottom? But suddently a downstream run and the sound of the reel suggested a feisty trout had picked up the nymphs. Now with all thing relative, I was using a 9'6" 1 weight rod with a 0.10mm tippet... so even a 12" was going to be huge fun. And what a fight, twisting and turning and running off the reel. A delight.
A healthy, fin perfect fish drew up to the net. I was well pleased.
|On a 1 weight rod and size 20 nymph|
A few more casts followed, but I had assumed that would be it. However, two further fish followed and gave fantastic sport on the super light tackle. What a cracking evening's fishing.
|A beautiful wild brown fell to nymph tied in a jig hook|
Plus, the new indicator set up seems to be working well. More soon.