A late Autumn hatch on Davey Keld

I took a walk up and down Davey Keld today, in response to Robert Tennant’s (the farmer) request for input from the club. Robert needs to build a small bridge across the stream and wanted our input, to ensure that what he builds protects the wildlife that thrives there. Not unsurprisingly for Robert, the stream…

Redds in abundance…

I spent a really useful morning today with Professor Jonathan Grey from the Wild Trout Trust, exploring our important spawning streams to check that all is well. As you can see from these photos, there are plenty of Redds about. The walk identified several areas where we can improve things, such as introducing tree kickers…

It never rains but it pours..

Having shared pictures of the high water less than a month ago, I thought it might be interesting to see some more as I went down to Watersmeet to check the hut was OK this morning.

Members modelling on the “dog walk”…

Thanks to everyone who put in some much effort to make this years “End of Season BBQ” such a success.  Whilst Raymond, Tina, Peter and others were working hard in the background, it seems there was a photo shoot taking place with two members modelling the latest attire for country gentlemen. Please make a note…

Rainfall…

Given the recent high levels of rain, I though members might find it interesting to see the rainfall statistics reported each month in the local community newsletter. Although brief, I think it makes for some very interesting reading.

Final day of the season…

The river has dropped several feet and is clearing. Consequently there is a chance some good fishing on our final day…

The rain continues…

Just been down to Watersmeet to find the river almost at the bank top.  No fishing possible for a few days I’m afraid…

Flooding and cycling…

It’s almost 23:00 on Friday night and I’m just advising members that the river is in flood once again. After a full day of rain the levels are very high and consequently the river is pretty much non-fishable. It’s also worth checking the traffic over the weekend as the World Cycling Championships are looking to…

The river is in flood!

For anyone thinking of travelling a long way to fish, please note that the river is in flood. As the day went on the water did start to clear but remains quite high.  Should be good later in the week.