Tuesday, 4 May 2010

The Troots are Switching On...in Staffordshire Rivers

Had a great couple of hours on Staffordshire's very own river Churnet on Monday evening with Trout attractor, Glen Pointon, who as ever, tempted many a wee Troot to the dry fly.

We found that the JT Olive and a very small Adams emerger were most effective. It seems that the fish are starting to switch on in the Churnet at least. I've been walking the Churnet in Leek quite regularly and there are quite a few evening rises.

Please click on the image below for a film of Pointon landing a lovely wild Brownie. He insisted that, as a soundtrack, I must include music from Schubert's Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 114, D. 667, Die Forelle (The Trout). In any case, It was probably a wise move as we've no need to worry about the fowl language that was escaping from his head. He's a bit like J.R. Hartley on smack.