The exploits of a group of local fishermen and women exploring the art of river fishing on the River Wye, Herefordshire.
Great Sunday on the river, Beat 3 above (towards Beat 2) Cox Comb. The weather was mild with a slight breeze. Light rain had been predicted from 9am onwards but as luck would have it there was a little drizzle for only 30 minutes. That was it. The river was clear, 1m in depth.
Rob arrived on the river just before us. It was great to have a quick chat before selecting our respective beats.
We all tried fly fishing, both single and double-handed rods. Chris tested some new flies that he bought. A March Spider and Olive Dun Fly. He hooked three 4-inch trout.
Panda lost a "big one" with the double-handed rod.
Sarah went back to using a lure after exhausting myself with the double-handed rod and caught an 8-ounce trout on a lure. The Kingfisher pin is back to Sarah. Chris' turn next week.
New favourite hobby is fishing on the River Wye. Caught 10 species in my first fishing season; ranging from barbel, chub, dace, eel, gudgeon, grayling, salmon, trout on the River Wye and extending to common carp and mirror carp on Oakchurch ponds. We three Kingfishers go fishing every Sunday morning, starting at 6am in the summer and now 7am in the winter. The weather has been dry, sunny and calm except for one rainy Sunday in September and then the snow on December 10th 2017, which was very challenging with 10" of snow on the ground at 5am and still coming down. We persevered to get to the river and then fished for our normal five hours before retiring to the Red Lion Pub to everyone's amazement that we braved the elements. I managed to catch two lovely graylings which made it all worth while. We do have fun!