Saturday 6 April 2019

Bradshaw Brook Flyfishers Beat 6 April 19

Not the first trip out this season but very much the best to date.
Rod was a 7 foot cane floating line Coachman dry fly
Started slow, well not even slow, caught nothing for quite a bit some fish rising and missed several before getting a couple of very small ones.  Changed to a Adams Parachute, much better.
                                     Then 3 worth a photo.

 All on the Adams,stayed with it for the day. 

Must mention the weather as it was sunny and quite warm after a week of cold and mostly wind and some showers.

This was just about the best of the day and from a spot that always has fish moving but I normally have trouble catching them there.
Had a few casts and several times fish rose to the fly but just nudged it. I went up stream for a while and then sneaked back and had another try, glad I did.

Ended up with 18 fish, and hooked and lost several as well. 
Went home Happy.   


  1. Who owns the fishing rights along Bradshaw Brook? Is it a club? Can I join?

    1. The stretch by Bradshaw Cricket Club and the Bolton Aboretum Belongs to "Bradshaw Fly Fishers" There are signs to show were it is private.
      The brook is free fishing after this through Longsight Park and 7 Acres Park.Until it joins the Tonge at Leverbridge.
      The club has a long waiting list which is closed at the minute, at £20 a year nobody leaves.