A fine afternoon on the water!

Warwick joined me lunchtime today on the lower Eden.

After heavy rain from last night and persistent rain all morning, the river level began to rise and colour up, not a great time to start, but Hobsons choice. As the water level hit one foot, fishing a small PTN on a long leader it was looking less likely of having any sport at all, but then….

Hang on to it Warwick!

…..A very fit trout took off for the Solway….

A happy man!

…Followed by a nice grayling and a couple of good takes missed, but with the tide coming in and the flood water heavy with colour rising to two and a half foot, without a snorkel and stilts, it was all over.