Sometimes the odds can be stacked against you. Not always, but sometimes. I kind of like these odds, the longshot that no one wants to even consider.
As we all know the rivers have been stacked heavily against fishing in our little part of the world. When I have had a chance I’ll check a webcam, speak to a friend and just keep my fingers crossed for somehwere I can wet a line.
The first road trip of the year was to be to Durham for a day and a bit of fishing but the rain came in and the river rose. It is just one of those things that happen this time of year.
Some of the rivers opened for salmon on Saturday and so JB, Josh and I decided we wanted to mark the occassion, more by sheer determination not to be beaten by conditions than anything else.
Needless to say the river was high but running pretty clear and we managed to find a couple of pools that were safe to stand in so we could make a few casts.
JB even had a nice trout take his tube fly as it was on the dangle.
It’s a start and it feels good!