Wednesday 11 February 2015

A Couple of Hours on the Upper Avon

It’s not often a fishing trip goes to plan, but Tuesday was to be the exception,
I had decided to fish the Upper Avon near Malmesbury for Grayling, not a species that is prolific on this river, my plan was to trot maggots staying mobile to cover as much water as possible, 

A good size Brown
Setting up with a small Drennan chubber as the river was low and clear and a size 16 barbless hook  
With two maggots  one pink one red my favourite combination , I soon caught an out of season Brown  trout which although good fun on light tackle was not the target species, in fact I was to be pestered by these all day ,
Until I reduced the amount of loose feed maggots into the swims, I did catch 5 roach up to 1/2lb in one swim but determined to catch a Grayling, I moved on,
As the light started to faded I settled into a swim with a run between overhanging trees, On my first trot I bumped a fish which is usually the kiss of death for a small river, but I gave it another run though anyway to be rewarded by a small but perfectly formed Grayling of 20cm, mission accomplished the next run though produced a small chub then the trout moved in and I decide to call it a day,  

Small but very Welcome
Low and Clear