Saturday, 27 July 2013

Making the most of it.

It was only a few days ago that I wrote about the evening rise .  Yet already I have creeping into my mind an increasing urgency to take every opportunity for an evening session . Time has taught me that when you hit August the evening light disappears all to fast .  So this last week has seen me fit a couple of evening hours on both the Rye and the Dove.

Have you ever seen such a pretty stream as this.  The trout below was the best of several I had in a short session.  lean but scrapped like a tiger.  The fish actually started rising earlier than usual but all were tucked into fast streamy water under trees.  

The Dove smaller and shallower but an excellent stream that has a good head of wild browns and grayling Dead low at the moment but fish still rising in the streamy water. 

A typical Dove brownie.  Fish were hard to find .  the river is well below summer normal level and very clear. Despite stealth the fish were incredibly spooky and just getting within  casting range was in its way a small victory.  

At the end of the evening a few raindrops appeared but not the decent rain we need to freshen up the rivers.  


Android said...

Nice Andy. they are both beautiful rivers. You'll probably have had some decent rain now, the thunderstorms we had down south were moving north!

Becks and Brown Trout said...

It all seems to be missing us peter . One short shower in the night is all...
We could do with a lot more..


George said...

Very nice Andy, that's what I miss, a small river like that , I used to fish one in my younger days & there was always something special about it.

Becks and Brown Trout said...

Your welcome to fish it with me George...


Anonymous said...

Hi Andy. Looks like great fun. Where is this on The Dove and are there day tickets? We're staying near the Dove for a few days Ian couple of weeks and might try to get a few hours of fishing in (if I get permission). Thanks, Mike (

Becks and Brown Trout said...


Send me an email.