Its very rarely I kill any trout, Mainly because I mostly fish for wild brownies and grayling. Two creatures that around here are to precious to just be caught once. However on a recent trip I had fished a beck for the afternoon and was at the car playing with a new kelly kettle , brewing a fresh cuppa when she who must be obeyed rang. It was the usual call. " I suppose you will be staying till its dark " and "do you want something to eat" when you get in... He parting comment was, "you havent brought any fish home for months I would like some trout for dinner tomorrow". Well I had been wondering where to fish the evening so my mind was made up for me. One club I fish has a couple of lakes one of which is liberally stocked with rainbows. Its a pretty place made even nicer to fish by the population of water voles, sadly such a rarity these days . Its just still waters just dont do it for me and I rarely fish it. I hadnt visited it this year other than to show a new member its location.
When I arrived at the lake I was pleased to see that it was only me fishing . The lake was very still and showed little surface activity. I was determined to catch of the top though I really dont like retrieving a nymph.
The evening was made complete by the water vole. I did see one swim out the island and several times heard the distinctive ploop as they dive under the surface. It was good to see them.