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.
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.

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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