Well with only a few days to go before the winter solstice and the official start of Winter it seems a good time to look back on the Autumn. From my fishing perspective Autumn takes in October and November and December seems like a winter month to me. Whereas I think of March as the start of spring fishing and yet the calender says the 21st of March is the first day of Spring. Anyway that's just me I digress
As usual in Autumn the fishing trips have been few and far between. Work commitments haven't helped and neither has the weather . Anyway odd hours at the tying bench and the occasional grayling trip have been beneficial. I have even had chance to explore a tiny bit of the Yorkshire Derwent. My new working arrangements have convinced me that rejoining was a smart move as the river is within 15 minutes of my door and will give lots of opportunities for short and long trips.
Anyway Saturday I had an invite form a friend to fish one of the wolds chalk streams where he assured me grayling heaven awaited me. It was a good day with a few fish, good crack and even the wolds " breeze" managed to hold of till the afternoon. None of the real monsters decided to play but I had one lovely fish a couple of ounces below that magical two pound mark and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Couldnt believe how low the river was though....