Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Season Approaches

My blogs been a bit quite of late.  I guess my thoughts have been revolving around the forthcoming season which starts in a couple of weeks. All my subscriptions to flyfishing clubs I belong to have been paid ,the annual general meetings have been attended and catch ups with fishing buddies have been made. 

I know there are a good number of vistitors from abroad read my rambles and for their benefit and for the benefit of one of the American visitors who emailed me it should be explained that virtually all of the river fishing for trout in this country is in the hands of private clubs and syndicates .  Many of these clubs were founded prior to 1900 and are full of tradition.  In fact three of the clubs I am in were founded more than 120 yrs ago. By contrast it is the network of reservoirs and lakes in the country that provide most of the open access fishing, and by open access I do not mean free,  free fishing is availabe here but it is extrememy ltd in its extent.  Fishing is purchased on a daily basis from the lake or reservoir. 

This season I shall be fishing the River Ure more, whilst not abandoning  the small rivers and becks which are so close to home. I shall be hoping that the mayfly bless us with the abundance of last year and that the weather treats us a little more kindly.  I shall be hoping that this is the year that the holy grail of a true 2lb Grayling comes to hand and that I shall be on the local beck at the same  time that the sea trout are running, not as was the case this last year when I was always to late or to early. Most of all though I hope that the flies continue to hatch and the fish continue to rise... See you again when the season starts.....

Footnote,.  I just want to thank the two guys who bid a indecently generous amount of money to spend a day fishing with me on my local streams,  The money has gone to cancer research and results from the auction I referred to on here a month or so ago... Brilliant result  thanks guys . BTW any suggestions for a suitable dish to prepare for a vegetarian fishing picnic would be gratefully received....

1 comment:

MarkW said...

Nice to hear from you again abd thanks for the references on North Country flies