My last fish of the afternoon was this little brownie . This one is a true wild fish the slimmer shape , bars and larger head and big red spots give it away. It is lovely to catch these and to know the beck is supporting a healthy head of breeding fish . Today whilst wading the shallows there was shoals of minnows and I spotted a couple of loaches and bullheads in the shallow water. I havent seen the kingfisher today. I hope its survived the freezing weather during the winter.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
The season is now 2 days old, Due to work commitments I couldnt fish the first day, But today I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours on the local beck. Today was cold and the water was low and clear. But it feels good to be back after the trout. The lttle section I chose to fish is approached under the old rail vaduct that once carried the Scarborough to Whitby line.