Decided to check out the local waters to see the effect the rain had had.
Started at Bradshaw Brook went first to the Bradshaw fly fishers beat, as I expected it was not up very much and still running pretty clear, one or two fish rising. Went to look at the work on the sewer pipe.
Next to 7 Acres, brook running higher than above due to run off and a couple of little streams that flow in.
Next Eagley Brook, in the valley, expected it to be muddy and high, but it wasn't bad at all, again couple of fish rising. Thought if these two are fishable perhaps the Irwell will be OK.
Bury Ground did not look to good but, not as high as I thought it would be, so decided it would be worth a trip up river to Ewood Bridge, and it was. So I tackled up and decided to fish dry fly, blue winged olive.
Missed one below the bridge and then sheltered from a very heavy shower before moving up to the motorway bridge. Caught this on before the bridge, nice fish, ok not that big.
Moved up above the bridge caught this one and lost one at the net.