Friday, 26 June 2015

Irwell Ramsbottom 26 Jun 15




I was surprised to find that I had not fished this piece of the river since April last year. Why I stopped going there I can't remember, it used to be one of my regular haunts. It can be a problem to fish when the river is up, which it wasn't today. Nice and dull again with a forecast of rain, which did come but not enough to change the river.

Fished a Peasant tail nymph down stream and was soon into a fish.
 Not monsters but better than the average Bradshaw Brook fish.




 All had much better colour than the silver ones that I have been catching further down the river.







 Once I was down to the rail bridge I changed to dry Adams and started back up, missed a couple,
 Then caught this one, by far the best of the day


 Carried on up to the Ramsbottom Road bridge without any luck.

Above the bridge is a weir, as I went under the bridge I was herding a family of  Malards towards the weir. The mother went up the weir and the dozen young tried to follow, all but two made it, the last two were in a panic and kept slipping back down. I tried to help but this upset the mother so I left them at it.