A bright sunny day for Toby's birthday and the two of us set off to Chew Valley Lake for a day's boat fishing. Waving goodbye to Jon and leaving him to look after the shop we jumped in the car for what was only Toby's second trip fly fishing, the first being two years ago and resulting in Toby's first ever rainbow trout. Eager to catch again, Toby tackled up a single fly on a fluorocarbon leader whilst I opted to fish a team of three flies. The morning passed quickly, but with no fish to show for our efforts and so we popped into Woodford Lodge for something to eat. After lunch we wasted no time in motoring to the North Shore area of the lake and were soon hooking some fish. A few trout managed to slip the hook but come the evening we had netted six rainbows, four for Toby and two for me. Beaten by a beginner!! A good day out and great to see Toby enjoy a type of fishing he doesn't get to do very often.
I fished the fourth round of the Chew evening series last week as well and had two fish for 7lb, enough to push me up to tenth place overall, out of over thirty participants, so I was very pleased with that!
|Toby's birthday present, a personal best!|
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