5 October 2014

seasons end

In all honestly I didn't think I would be fishing for trout again this season, but with much needed rain at the end of last week I had a change of heart today and decided to check out a local burn, i wasn't sure if it would be fishable or not but there's only one way to find out. Sure enough it was running high with a tinge of colour but it looked ok.

working the slacks and side streams with a big klinky/tan glister bug duo seemed to work a treat in the stained water and soon i had brought a few trout to hand

this was the theme for the day with most pools producing a trout or two, i worked my way upstream a good distance, its not the easiest stream to walk, some dodgy wading and a lot of scrambling through the undergrowth, but its worth the effort!

at the back of five i had to call it a day and face the torturous walk back downstream to the car, that's definitely it for this season now, but it was nice to end it on one of my favorite local burns.