Lower Derwent fishing

Hallelujah!

Hoorah! After many fruitless hours on the bank I have at last had another fish! Went down at about 3pm on a relatively mild (9C) but slightly breezy afternoon. River still nicely in its banks. Put in a couple of casts of feeder with maggot and after about 20 minutes got a decent bite which […]

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Lower Derwent fishing

Another day, another blank

Not wholly surprised, despite my self-confessed optimism. It had rained overnight and a bit of a downpour in the morning. The water was still within the banks and at a reasonable level, but had taken on a somewhat unappealing grey hue. Also the wind had picked up a bit since yesterday. I fished for about […]

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Lower Derwent fishing

Close, but no cigar

Another promising looking afternoon. The temperature had risen to a balmy 9 degrees and  no rain for a couple of days meant the river was still plenty low enough and not running like an express train. It looked good when I went down at around 2pm. Bunged in a maggot feeder for a couple of […]

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Lower Derwent fishing

And it all looked so promising…

A wonderful day for a spot of winter fishing. No breeze, blue sky, keen frost. Went down at 2pm. The river looked stunning. This is the view from my swim: The water had dropped by about a foot overnight, and people who know more about these things than I do say that fishing is more […]

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