Thursday, 14 October 2010

~The San occasionally produces a hatch of tractors~

A good send off:

Despite bright conditions, our closing days on the San brought some memorable moments. Stephen Tinkler and Lyndsay Smith found a pod of decent grayling and managed to prise out a few notable fish. The cold weather prompted locals to gather firewood for the coming winter and tractors could be seen crossing the river in parts. Stephen (Shep) Webster certainly deserved a medal, as he spent a full day in the shade with temperatures struggling to just above freezing. What kept him captivated was a shoal of hefty grayling. I did warn him that these fish can consume you, and to his credit he connected with a couple of them. Paul Mercer opted to use his zero weight rod to enjoy entertaining sport on the tail of a long pool. So with reluctance, we bid farewell to the San for another season.


~Stephen Tinkler targets risers on smooth water~

~Paul Mercer stretching to net a good grayling~