Monday, 1 June 2009

The Big Fellows are Up!

It's no secret that hunting large trout is definitely my bag. And whilst the rewards are rich there can be long periods of inactivity and meagre pickings. However, when those big fellows do decide to show, nothing compares with seeing a large snout poke through the surface film to intercept another hapless dun. From first finding this fish feeding close to a cluster of boulders, an hour of cat and mouse ensued before its downfall. Patience then is the fly fisher's byword on many occasions. Of course, nerves of steel are just as important to make that telling cast. Having done the usual "hands and knees" approach this beastly 4lb 7oz wild brown took my fly on the fifth cast. Several minutes of heart pounding fight followed before the net finally folded round my prize~magical stuff.