Monday, 8 June 2020

First trip of the Season on the River Seven..( and the third )...


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.


two from the first day ,  For those technical souls amongst you size 18 CDC IOBO was the winner on the day 




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...


5 comments:

Bill Trussell said...

I envy you guys so, being able to fish streams like this and land wild trout---beautiful area you were fishing.
I guess I should feel lucky to have a tailrace within 20 minutes of my house to fish for stock rainbow, but still wild ones in my opinion are a cut above. Thanks for sharing

Becks and Brown Trout said...


Bill we do feel lucky. We live in a beautiful part of the world. Which is pretty unspoilt still despite being such a small island with so many people.

Andy

brian said...

Lovely looking stream and beautifully marked trout👍🏻

flyfishingunlimited said...

So nice! I miss Europe...and fishing for wild browns. COVID-19 did make a significant impact on my trout fishing. Enjoy!

Bureboyblog said...

Lovely stuff all round.