Within half a mile it chances from the beck above to the one below. Here it fishes like a totally different stream . The fish hiding in the roots and dubs that are often no more than a yard wide. The wildlife and plants change from the wild orchids and slow worms of the open banks to the dragon flies and deer of the valley sides.
Pools like the one below start to develop after a few hundred yards into the woods the resident fish here are small rarely over a pound but they test the reflexes of anyone rising quickly . Today the fish rose well to a size 18 red tag. I reckon I hooked a third of those I rose.
When you do manage to persuade one to join you this is what they look like : Perfect small wild brown trout full finned and beautifully spotted. just as nature intended.