Thursday 12 April 2018

Bradshaw Fly Fishers 12 Apr 18

Fished the bottom beat on a cold and dull day, only 2 fish but one was a good one, for the brook.
 Started down here, not pretty with the sewer pipe running down the side of the brook.
 It is even worse than what you can see, as there is a storm sewage outlet to my right, as I took this picture.
No sign of fish and none caught until I got to the pool up where the pipe seems to end. 
The pool had a fish rising and it came to my fly, I felt it but did not hook it.Tried it with a nymph had a touch but again did not hook it.
 Caught a small one here and missed another one.
 Nothing from here.
 Quite a bit further up stream before I caught this one, my best fish from the brook this season. 
 Came from the narrow bit just above the tree stumps.
 There were two fish rising down at the bottom this bit. I tried three different flies and never got one to even take a look.
 Fished on up through this without anything, cold and dispirited, made my way home.

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Bradshaw Brook

Sunday 8 April 
Fished Bradshaw Brook caught 2 fish. Funny day olives coming of the brook but saw only two fish rise, which were the 2 that I caught. Used a blue winged olive for a change.
  This was the best one.

Wednesday 11 April
Cold day but not much wind, fished the Fly Fishers top beat on Bradshaw Brook. Plenty of fish rising to olives, bwo worked again. Caught 7 fish and missed far more, hooked and lost 3 fish.
 The best one
 The rest were like this one and smaller.

I had a lot of fish come to the fly without taking it, remember having the same trouble last year. I think it is very small fish that find my fly to big to take, could be wrong.