On this day we made a trip to one of my favourite rivers. We were tackled up and on it's banks by midday, the weather was a big improvement fronm the day before, and sure enough there was the odd sporadic riser from the offset.
It took us a bit to get into our stride , but before long we had a fish or two , i then pricked a good fish after struggling to find a suitable pattern.
We started taking fish steady ,then whilst covering a riser , another angler started walking downstream but despite asking him to stay away from the waters edge he put down my fish walking high on the edge of the high banks. I guess the worst thing you can see on a river is other anglers. We then met his friend who told us he had been through all the pools . luckily though we found the lesser pools were very productive , the bigger pools however were strangely quiet and this is where i suspect they had concentrated there efforts .
On one lesser pool we managed several fish i spotted a huge fish only after spooking it otherwise i would have put it down as a submerged log, in retrospect it may have been a salmon?
We fished on finding some rising fish.
Home just in time for the second half of the Chelsea v Bayern champions league , and a lamb Bhuna and a beer to accompany it, a great day all round!