Sunday, 9 October 2011

Wet and Windy Raygill

Due to the forecasted windy weather instead of going to Stocks and fishing from a boat, we retreated to the not quite as windy Raygill fishery near Colne. There are two trout lakes and two course lakes at the fishery a well stocked shop and a cafe that serves great all day breakfasts. The fishing was a challenge, the constant crosswind and rain making life a little uncomfortable and fishing a bit complicated. If you could get your fly in the water however, there were plenty of fish to be had in the shallows. Most of us wet our nets with a fish or two by the end of the day and we all agreed that this place is worth another trip in milder conditions.
My only fish of the day!

There are a couple of boats for hire, but it was definitely a no go today.

Go on Mike you can do it!

Best fish of the day from Dave at 3.5lb. And I was reliably informed that it fought its fins off.

The fly you need to catch a 3.5lb Raygill fighter.

When the weather got too much, we entertained ourselves  by feeding these beauts with trout pellets at 20p a shot.

A nice blue for Phil who as per usual had a few!