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.