Friday, 1 August 2008
River Dove Ellastone (again!)
Went for another go on the ellastone strech again, this river is only fifteen mins away from home and is the best river i have fished so far, its has everything in the short strech it runs also being a lovely spot to be in, being used to living in stoke! these places are a joy to be in.
The fishing was hard tonight, the river was slightly up and coloured due to the previous nights rain, rises were still in the abundance but i had trouble getting any takes and went through my fly box.
I noticed that most trout were coming clean out the water taking flys, but dont know what these fish were taking, due to my inexperience.
Around half eight i let a adams run down stream of me in the top section, a very small take and lifted the rod into a fish which seemed to be very small, then the fish started to thrash in the same spot for a good 10 seconds, i thought this was another fish until the drag on my reel ripped off, the fish made a long downstream dart. The fish made at least 6 heavy darts for snags, i ended up with a lump of weed on my line which nearly lost me the fish,
In the end i landed a rainbow of the upper 2lb mark and this goes down as my best fighting fish of season so far.
I also caught a nice brown of half a pound from near the bridge at dusk to end another great night but while taking a picture it jumped out my hand into he river!