I've had the last 3 weeks off work (Wedding/Honeymoon), and we've spent this past week relaxing at home. I snuck out on Tuesday. I decided to visit a Happy Little Stream that I haven't visited in 2 seasons, as we've had fuck all rain. This year has been better (slightly), so I thought I'd go see how the fish had coped. The Happy Brook:
Plan usually consists of hiking down to a little man made dam, then fish back up. There always used to be half a dozen in the dam:
This time, there was only one:
I continued upstream, but something was wrong, there were no fish in the usual places. Every riffle and pool used to hold little 250mm fish eager to hit a dry...
But the bigger pools still held a single large (for this stream) fish
This usually did the job, except for the fish above, he required a Bugger, as the flow was too heavy for this little nymph:
With the lack of fish numbers, I took ghey shots (though I'm not very good). Flowers all the way up the valley, Here's one:
Lunch at the top:
The conditions were good for a hatch. Cloudy, mild afternoons here mean Caddis:
During the hatch I brought shitloads of little bows like this to hand, and lost some very good fish:
Then a mudeye hatch started at dusk. Things got silly, and I must have landed another half dozen cookie cutter 'bows. Decided to call it a night on a rare Brown:
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speaking of which... I want to move house.
sorry, what I mean is... I want to move state.
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