After two days on a horrific swell in the sea I decided to cut my losses and grab the fly rod and head for a local lake. Although it is early in the season, there was a decent breeze blowing which would at least be vaguely conducive for trout.
I spent around an hour in front of my house with the rod and practiced my casting then set off for the lake with my dad.
Got out the rod which was a Nielson 7/8 Weight with a Cortland Weight Forward Line and a Loop Reel.
After negotiating some rather mucky swamp ground i was eventually set up and in the water. Sun was out, ripple on the water – all in all it looked quite stunning, but where there any trout about?
It wasn’t long before the first one obliged and took the Bibio at the edge of the drop off.
I gradually worked my way along the bank and with some good advice from my dad continued to work the drop off …… then the line tightened and i was into another perfectly marked wild brown trout.