On arrival i went to get our permits from the post office where the lady told me the bad news, my wife had phoned her to let me know that i had left my waders in the kitchen! an hour and a half away from home there was no going back, and i thought I'm just going to have to take a soaking if i want to fish and bought the permits anyway.Thankfully when i opened the boot of the car my waders were there! just no wading boots, it wasn't such a disaster after all, Col kindly let me use his old trainers which did the job fine and at least allowed me to fish.
Col's day got of to a good start in the first pool of the day when he landed a fine trout of 2lb 4oz on the klink
We fished up through another few pools without success before i eventually got of the mark with two or three wee fellas from a favourite pool, i spotted a bigger trout rising a couple of times too and was keen to keep the disturbance of hooking the smaller trout to a minimum and bullied them in quickly before managing to put the fly over the bigger fish, he went 2lb 6 oz but wasn't the bonniest trout, looked a bit like a stocky with it's tatty fins, but rest easy the river isn't stocked and is totally wild, just an ugly trout i guess!
Another couple of wee trout on the nymphs before we got to one of the best pools on the stretch, Col went for a riser nearer the tail and i positioned myself for a riser further up the pool, Cols fish turned out to be a good one too of 2lb 8oz!