Thursday, 22 May 2014

River Ure and more lessons..


Had a short session on the Ure late afternoon.   Unusually for me didnt fish a dry once.   For two reasons . Firstly nowt was rising and secondly as I had recently invested in a days coaching on nymphing techniques with Stuart Minnekin which was the first proper fishing instruction this old goat has ever had. Furthermore I have to say I enjoyed it immensely .  I decided that I didnt need to try the dry there was another way....


I have always known that my preoccupation with fishing dries was costing me fish but the days coaching changed my mind on one thing , that nymph fishing is more effective and a damn sight more entertaining than I had previously imagined .   Today I caught 7 or 8 brownies all on the upstream nymph . In water that I must confess would have been fished rather badly by me before .  Perhaps I fished it badly today but three and a half hours fishing yielded a decent result when the river was low , clear and with virtually no surface activity. Previously, I could chuck a nymph about and yes I even caught fish on them at times but the whole process didnt have a huge degree of commitment.  Something which is now rectified. 
The day also confirmed that my casting needs a bit of smartening up.   So thats the next thing thats going to get some attention .  



I find my self in the position these days of having access to as much good fishing as I could reasonably ever want .  I have cupboards full of gear ,  So have decided somewhat late in life its time I really go to grip with how to make the most of it all. 



I saw only a couple of rising fish in four hours fishing . and those were only small fish splashing in the shallows.  


4 comments:

Brk Trt said...

Thumbs up....fine browns.

brian said...

Those trout have been feeding well!

Col said...

Lovely looking trout andy the upstream nymphing is definitely producing the goods!

Android said...

About time you got the hang of this nymphing lark....now if I could only manage to catch on the dry....!