This post is a bit late coming . But its here now I am fishing a new stream this year , the little Lower Yorkshire Seven. I decided that I would spend opening day ( the post covid lock down one ) not the real one on the river . So on a cold day in mid may we ventured forth. Myself and a companion to a very low stream on a very cold day . Amazingly we did pretty well in the few hours fishing I finished with seven pretty little wild browns.
I followed the trip up a week later with a return visit . The day was much brighter and warmer sadly the river was even lower but in the few hours managed a dozen fish . Should have been more but missed a good few . Mayfly were hatching but the fish were not really taking them.
The river is delightful , quiet unspoilt away from both crowds and dog walkers . Interesting varied water with a suitable number of long flats. Short rapids and everything in between to require varied approaches , requiring at varying times either a machette or the wading skills of a ninja assassin.
The fish are pretty and up to a suitable size to put a bend in a two or three weight . little wildies can create quite a fuss when they realise they are hooked. This was the best of the day..
In places the casting is a bit tight . Not impossible I might add but tight enough to be interesting and keep you coming back . Yes I am going to enjoy it here....No I didnt catch the one I was after . Fluffed the roll cast and spooked the bugger...