Despite a roiling internal array, from the previous night’s curry and booze, I managed 2 hours on my club stretch of the Wharfe this Saturday. The river was lower than I anticipated and was running quite clear.
I put up a team of three on my 9ft #6 rod – Tungsten GRHE on point, Greenwell Spider middle and a fur bodied spider on top, God knows what it’s called! I fished a short line again, down and across and had some considerable success.
I landed 8 small grayling and lost several more. I look forward to seeing them again in a few years time! This is assuming they manage to avoid the herons, mink, poachers, goosanders and cormorants. I myself only just managed to avoid the countless dog turds on the riverbank. Nobody wants dogshit on their felt soled wading boots.
Are you a dog owner? Please, tell me why you think it’s ok to leave dogshit on the riverbank or indeed anywhere else other than your own back garden. You FILTHY BASTARDS!