The bank sides become an unnavigable jumble of wader wrecking brambles especially as the season advances
not to mention all the rubbish washed down from the town upstream, everything from shopping trolleys to old bikes and kitchen sinks.
Having said all that i was reminded again yesterday why i still have a soft spot for this river, it's not all bad!
A Five Minute walk from my back door and i was fishing on this lovely big flat pool, and with a good hatch in full swing the trout were only to happy to play ball, Col's cdc shuck was deadly!
the trout fight hard
mother Mallard and her young
I went home from the river contented , it's never going to match the streams we fish further afield in terms of beauty but it's has a certain something all of it's own.