The river runs under the main road just outside of Horwich and was narrow and over grown, I drove down a road that runs alongside the river and found a bridge and locked gate, but access for walking along the bank.
At the end of this pool was the weir below.
I did see one fish rise in this pool but not to my fly.
After the two pools it got really overgrown as can be seen in the photos below
The river runs under that tree, honest.
No chance of fishing here, I carried on down for a couple of hundred yards and it got worse so I turned round and back to the car.
Still early and although I was hot and sweaty I wanted to fish, off I went to my usual spot on the Douglas.
Same tackle same gear started with a Iron Blue Dun dry fly, fish on the rise but not to my dun. Changed to a Greenwell's and straight into a fish and a good one. Photo? I tried to hold it up and take one but I dropped it in the river before I could click.
Couldn't get to the bank for this one too deep in the river so took it in the net and then in my hand
This one I had to dig out of the weed to land it.
I was getting tired, all the fishing has to be done in the river and wading up stream through the heavy weed was taking it's toll Although the water, most of the time, was up to the top of my legs and more in places. The weed and mud was often above my knees, causing a high stepping walk. I just hope that I do not get the cramps in bed tonight.