These are my recollections of my very first introduction to fly fishing in Hampshire on the River Test but let me first discuss … … I caught my very first brownish trout in a stream at the rear of our residence called Crimple Beck in Burn Bridge Nr Harrogate in North Yorkshire with a red worm at the age of 4 on a one item strong fibreglass rod that had belonged to my papa.
When I was 7 I captured my very first brownish trout whilst fly angling on the River Coquet at Felton in Northumberland where my grandparents lived and also where I invested all my institution holidays. I fly fished almost on a daily basis in the easter as well as summer institution vacations on this river but additionally on the River Nidd in North Yorkshire.
As a teen my grandparents sent me Trout and Salmon magazine each month which I review from the front to back cover paying particular focus to any type of short articles concerning chalk stream fly angling.
It was a dream as well as an aspiration of mine to, someday, go fly angling for brown trout on a chalk stream as well as at the age of forty nine that dream happened thanks to the generosity of my spouse Anne as well as children John and Adam.
With Orvis, that are an angling devices merchant, they arranged for me to have a day’s fly angling in Hampshire on the world renowned River Examine on the Timsbury 5 stretch. As if the present might not get any type of better-the day they had actually selected was throughout the Mayfly period!
We arrived at the fly fishing beat, to which we had special use, car park the car near the fishing lodge which was outfitted with table, chairs, cooker, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, wine, mineral water, cheese and fruit-luxury fly fishing in Hampshire! The stretch was about a 3rd of a mile of the primary River Examine with around four hundred lawns of a tributary which almost ran parallel to the primary river. The bankside had actually been mown-yes mown. The water was clear despite it having actually rained with this stretch being generally slow-moving streaming. The skies was overcast with little hatches of Mayfly and also a couple of brown trout climbing throughout the day. The weeds which I understand they reduce each month were clearly visible as well as it was thrilling to enjoy some sampling brown trout swimming in this beautiful stretch.
I also invested some time fly fishing on the faster flowing tributary and captured two brown trout which, having installed an outstanding fight, I went back to the water. My wife and boy John additionally did some fly fishing utilizing my tackle as well as Anne caught a grayling.
I mostly fished utilizing a completely dry fly however occassionaly utilized nymphs.
In the early evening the clouds broke and the sun showed up causing additional hatches of Mayfly on this elegant stretch of the River Examination which supplied idealic fly angling in Hampshire.
The day was most memorable for us all- I have never ever experienced fly angling like it!
Reluctantly we needed to leave yet we will be back fly angling once more in Hampshire-perhaps next time we will certainly try the River Itchen.