After fishing spectacularly effectively for many of the 12 months, Farmoor has struggled slightly throughout the latest scorching climate and, for the advantage of the fish, they’ve closed the catch and launch Farmoor I.
Now, falling catch charges in the course of summer time aren’t any shock and its definitely not a grievance, reasonably a little bit of context to a latest journey. I had a number of hours spare one latest Sunday afternoon and determined to nip as much as Farmoor. It was vibrant, sunny, scorching and there was an honest westerly gale blowing. These will not be usually circumstances conducive to feeding trout and so I used to be not anticipating something, apart from a number of hours on the water and possibly a few splashes to a dry fly in a while.
I’d nearly settled on some deep water techniques on the journey however determined to take a couple of minutes to look at the water as an alternative. The water was fairly uneven, with the westerly blowing from my left, however there have been indicators of energetic trout fairly near the floor. They weren’t feeding on the highest however appeared like they had been chasing fry. I shortly tackled up with a floating line with a claret diawl on the highest dropper, pearly PTN on the center dropper and a floating fry on the top. After an hour and a half of frantic exercise, I had 5 beautiful rainbows to the web; three coming to the claret diawl and one every for the floating fry and PTN.
After anticipating little or no I used to be very happy with my haul, so determined to change to dry flies for some night rise enjoyable. I shouldn’t have bothered; nothing rose and I had no takes to any of the dries I offered, even the sedge which I’ve been catching bucket hundreds with at Farmoor not too long ago.
So, all my preliminary assumptions had been utterly flawed however a enjoyable little session anyway. I assume it simply goes to point out that whereas sure circumstances are typically higher or worse for fishing, maybe we must always not pre-judge and simply exit and fish what’s in entrance of us.