Sunday, 9 September 2018

Strange stuff falling from the sky....



I have been having a think and I reckon that its a year since I last fished in the rain and you know what,? I bloody enjoyed it . I enjoyed that feeling of rain trickling down my neck , I enjoyed the fact that there was no risers and the fish I had came to the nymph.  I enjoyed that major irritation of a raindrop getting on my hearing aid , ( other wearers will sympathise ) .   It also reminded me that doesnt the rain make a lovely plooping noise when it hits the water surface. There wasnt enough rain to do a lot of good for the shrunken streams but hopefully the showers signalled a change in the climate and we may yet get some respite from this long hot dry summer...


The rainy day meant i spent a little extra time just walking along the bank and checking out the stream. remember this is a new stream to me this year and the very low conditions means that those under water features are very visible right now.  The day was in many ways a welcome change I have just returned from two weeks on the Greek island of Rhodes .  Most days saw mid thirties temperatures , some days up to 40 the change is lovely , seeing some green grass and feeling a little chilled was great. Eventually we will get some proper rain and  then I will be back on this stream when it is at a winter level with Grayling in mind.


For now the trout were still up for playing .  Although I must confess that I was hoping for a Grayling when I ran a nymph down through the deep run under the trees.  The little pink bead head nymph probably gives that away .  Although the next few months signal the tail end of the trout season .  With some significant rain there is a still a chance of Sea Trout and Salmon and the cream of the Grayling fishing is still to come. Lots to look forward to.







3 comments:

Mark Kautz said...

Rain, an odd concept in California. It stops raining out here in May or so and doesn't start again until November. I do like the first rain of the year. It had a unique smell that says "Winter is coming". I've got a good deal on wildfires though.

Becks and Brown Trout North Yorkshire said...



Old saying in England is we dont have a climate just weather . It can be sunny , raining , windy or even sunnny at any time of year. Its weird to have so long a period of sunshine .

Andy

The Two Terriers said...



In West Norfolk we've finally had a fair bit of rain but it hasn't cleared the floating weed growth. Lovely looking river, it reminds me of the Esk. regards, John