Sunday, 19 April 2009
River Dove Ellastone
Went to Ellastone last night for a few hours, Dave (squire) had been in the day and said it was quite hard going,
On arriving the weather was hot and bright but no fish were really rising, just the odd rise now and again, As the light started to fade the river errupted with fish rising all over the place, managed to take around five fish to the dry, most were taken on a grey duster and the dhe, all were quite small but i hooked a out of season grayling that was huge, (see picture), I unhooked the fish in the water and never picked her out so photo was taken holding her upstream, taking a mark off my rod the fish was just over 14 inch long!! I would say it was over 2 lb, I am not a grayling man but this was the largest one i have seen and it looked a old fish..
I also saw some big rainbows leaping out last night but failed to hook one, its seems only Dave can catch them this year!!
Another good night for me on the dry and may fly is still to come...