Friday, 21 August 2015 | Simon
The weather looks favourable this morning, even though there were dark skies to the north over the dales.
Gear was packed into the car and I ventured up Nidderdale. Standing by the roadside looking over the wall, the reservoir didn't look quite so inviting with the wind and rain blowing along the water. Casting might be interesting. I decided to belligerently keep up my expectations. This will blow through and a nice sunny afternoon will follow.
I tackled up the 9" 5# sage and tied up a three fly cast with G spider on the top, B&P on the middle and small black Pennel on the point.
Several areas were tried, and then when fishing the "beck ends" a slight twitch. 5 minutes later the same and this time success and the line runs off right to left. 10" grayling in the net and released. This is such a special place to be able to catch wild ladies in a still water.
Fished on with more fun and enjoyment until cold and wet the long drive home beconed.
Oh and yes the sun did come out. 10 minutes of picture perfect sunshire and no wind. Of course during that time it went flat calm, but did allow time for a quick bite to eat, and a drink.
Can't wait until I visit again.