Pickering Beck

Moderate success with the beaded nymphs

Had a few hours on the Pickering Beck yesterday, starting off with French Leader and ending up with emerger. The emerger produced nothing. The two beaded nymphs I had on were these: Had a bit of success in this pool: the water towards the top of the pic is a deepish pool where a number […]

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Grayling fishing | Pickering Beck

Let joy be unconfined!

After eight or nine outings in search of a grayling this winter – probably a total of what, 20 hours’ fishing? 25 maybe? – it happened. I was about to pack up after yet another fruitless session on Pickering Beck when I decided to have a cast into this pool with two weighted nymphs on […]

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Pickering Beck

Come on fish! Where are you hiding??

Time to put a stop to this fairly dismal run of form. The season has been pretty dire so far and there’s not much of it left to put things right. So it was up to Pickering Beck to stop the rot and pull out some decent quarry. Right, 7.5ft 3wt Burns, furled leader, short […]

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Pickering Beck

Stewart’s black spider saves the day

A spot of unexpected sunshine, so after dropping number 1 daughter at Leeds Bradford airport for a hen do in Nice I sped across to Pickering to see if the fish were moving. The temperature had dropped, only about 11C, but the water looked bonny enough: I tackled up the Hardy Marquis 7ft 3wt with […]

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