Thursday 25 April 2013

Bradshaw Fly Fishers Beat. 25 April13

Weather forecast said rain morning fine afternoon. Why do I even look, mind you it did come nice late in the afternoon. The rain didn't stop the flies rising and the trout coming up for them.

Bradshaw Brook is a small brook with some good pools, heavily tree'd and well used by the public and their dogs, the Fly Fishers beat is from Printers Lane down into Longsight Park.

The flow of Bradshaw Brook is controlled by Jumbles reservoir so there is nearly always a steady flow, heavy rain does have an effect, but not as much as on some streams.

Fished the lower stretch late morning early afternoon, in the rain. Caught five small trout, nothing like the size of what can be caught in the Irwell though, but there are some good fish to be had. Moved to the top stretch by the cricket pitch lost count of how many very small ones I caught.

Might sound as though its not much fun catching fish four inches up to perhaps eight , but when you are using a six foot six inch three weight in shallow water with trees every were, I just love it.


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