So toninght I am driving down to Birmingham to see some family. I managed to wangle my way out of work early so instead of tidying up my house I decided to do what any normal fly fisher would do with mounting laundry responsibilities – I went fishing.
I would like to say I caught a trout but instead I went for a nice wander and spoke to a few chaps fishing with bait.
I arrived at the water around 2pm- I got the feeling I was a little late and considering I only seen a couple of trout rising I think I was correct. The actual river is at a nice height bust still has that dark winter look about it.
I did get a couple of trout rising to my dry fly at this little spot.
But I was either to slow or they were just splashing the fly so never actually made contact – they soon stopped.
Later I walked along the river looking at all the pools that have changed. I took a picture of this bridge that goes over the Kelvin
…as I found a photograph from around 100 years ago that I found interesting. In fact I love looking at old pictures of the Kelvin as you can see how the river has changed over the years.
I think showing you all the photographs I have collected may be for another post though.
My next trip out will be Monday!