Over the previous few weeks I’ve had a couple of disappointing periods on the lake. Another anglers had caught a couple of very early within the mornings however I’d had one clean and one other go to with only one fish. Each occasions I’d gone by way of all the standard flies and extra to no avail. No fish had been seen within the margins aside from the odd one or two cruising up and down however nothing may tempt them. Each periods noticed each fly in my field come out for a attempt with only a few takes to point out for it. I walked across the lake making an attempt wind behind me, dealing with the wind, calm and ripple however each occasions had been very exhausting.
On each events although, fish might be seen leaping round and thrashing about on the floor in the course of the lake. So, this time I made a decision to seize a ship and get on the market amongst the fish.
I made a decision to not go straight for the spot I’s seen fish and opted for a spot in the course of the lake with an excellent ripple. I’d arrange with a three fly system to cowl numerous choices with an Invicta on the purpose in case they had been after small fry a couple of ft down, a small black buzzer on the center dropper in case there was a little bit of a buzzer hatch and a generic Hares Ear on the highest dropper. First solid out and I should have dropped the Invicta proper on the nostril of a fish! I noticed the glint of the silver physique on the fly within the solar because the fish splashed and grabbed at it. After an important struggle I lastly obtained a stunning 4lb brown into the online. What a fish and first solid! Over the subsequent hour I caught 2 extra and missed fairly a couple of snatches after which it went a bit quiet.
I moved the boat down the lake in direction of the realm the place I’d seen fish thrashing round. They had been nonetheless there. I left the identical three flies on and solid out. Virtually immediately I had a fish on, this time on the buzzer. After which one other to the hares ear and one other to the invicta. To be sincere, I may have caught something on the top and they might have jumped at it. After an excellent few hours within the boat I’d had my 10 together with a stunning brown and a couple of blues. My first hat-trick (Brown, blue and rainbow in the identical day)!
I’d truly began penning this publish final week however after studying Beardy Neils publish on Autumn fishing it appears we’re on to the identical conclusions – discover the fish! It doesn’t matter whether or not its depth or location within the water, in the event you discover the fish and you’ve got vaguely the fitting fly on then you must get some curiosity. So, retaining on the transfer across the water and making an attempt completely different depths is certainly the best way to do it.
Now all I wish to know is, out of some thousand fish within the lake there should have been a couple of hundred within the center and nothing across the margins – the place do all the opposite fish go?