There has been very little rain for a long time now and the river is running low and clear in most parts, we could do with a good flood to freshen things up a bit. The bright days and low rivers do present some challenges to the angler however deeper pools with a heavier nymph can work well if there is little feeding near the surface. Richard Wood adopted this tactic recently and was rewarded with over 20 fish in an evening session.
The club held its annual open day on Sunday 27th July at Rowlands Gill Park which was a great success. Over 100 people attended the event and had a great time, watching young people catching their first ever fish really is something special particularly if that fish is a 16 inch grayling! Well done Cieran!!
Congratulations must also go to Simon Robinson who has been a member of the club for over 20 years now. Simon has just qualified for the 2015 England Team which will compete in the Home Countries International over in Ireland. Good luck!!
One little reminder for anyone wanting to take photographs of their catches, please do not lay fish on the rocks to get that shot, either keep in a landing net or in your wet hands. Grayling in particular are delicate fish and when the rocks rub against their protective slime disease and death can occur.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and keep those big catch returns coming in!