Searching Clear Waters

DSCF1985The prolonged spell of cold easterly winds has reduced angling effort to an all time low with sea angling at a virtual standstill. Trout and salmon are well worthwhile targeting and I was pleased to get onto the banks of the Torridge and find the river at a perfect height.
Daffodils were still in full bloom and bird song resonated through the air. It was undoubtedly spring and a delight to search the river for that most illusive and thrilling of prizes. The water was clear and the sun bright I felt sure that salmon would be present following a substantial spate just over a week ago. News of two salmon caught of over twenty pounds gave hope of what could be lurking.
A handsome brown trout of about 12oz brought a welcome pull on the line and was a pleasing site as I slipped the hook after admiring it gyrating in the current.
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It is still very early in the season and there is much to look forward to in the coming months. Especially when the wind turns away from the East.
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About piscator2

An all-round angler I fish for fun and enjoy sharing my experiences and adventures at the waters edge. Each week I write a column for the North Devon Journal and occasional articles for various publications.
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