We met Bri and Davie again in the middle of the beat, they had also landed a couple of trout each including an escapee rainbow for Davie which had a full tail too. After blethering for a while we went our separate ways and Col and i jumped in the car and drove to another stretch not to far away.
My main objective was to have a look at my favourite pool on the stretch, by the time i got there it was now close to 4pm and there was no sign of any activity in the pool, i thought i may as well fish it blind and set up with a size 10 klink and a wire nymph suspended below to search the pool, Col had just headed upstream to see if anything was happening up there when a trout boiled at my fly and i struck, at first i thought it must have taken the klink but no it was the nymph, and a big trout too! i shouted to Col but by now he must have been to far upstream to hear my call. A nervous fight took place and i was mightily relieved to finally get him in the net, at just over four and a half pounds i was over the moon!
It wasn't until this morning when i was looking at the pictures that i made this discovery, my biggest trout from last season came from the very same pool, a fine but slightly leaner trout on the day of the royal wedding which weighed 3 lbs 12oz, looking at the markings I'm sure it's the same fish which now weighs over 4lb's 8 oz!
a wee video: