River Yarrow Part 2 - Silver City. Roving With The Ginger Assasin.
Little River Yarrow in Bolton to continue our . . .
"Adlington Angling Centre "
to stock up on some bits.
John is a regular at the shop and introduced me to the owner, Andrew Gibbs.
A nice guy with a top shop. Andrew sorted us out with our bits and bait. We had a chat about the days horse racing then we hit the road.
We tackle up, while chatting, donned our waders and clumped up the path to the first of Johns secret sections . . . . . .
loads of them “
MUCH . . . . . lol
but before I could even get my float in I watched John have his first cast.
His rod instantly arched over into a good dace of about 3 oz. Not bad for an un–known stream !!!!!!!
he crowed as I rapidly took a couple of photographs.
" Bo##ocks “ . . . . . .
John was the fist to find one he was happy with. I stopped with him for a moment and moved on. As I crossed the bridge I said good morning to a chap walking his dog. He saw my rod and gear and we sparked up a conversation about the River Yarrow and Douglas as he was an avid angler, however, I will keep the majority of the information to myself for now as it was very useful and I will be acting on it in the near future.
comes a grunt from over the overhanging chestnut tree.
" I've had two more decent brownies.
Nowt else " said John.
" One a chuck here, get in on the middle of the run “
I said while striking into my one and only roach from the Yarrow. A very pretty little fish which put me level in species with John.
“ Irwell Stick “
bobbed twice and disappeared beneath the surface. A rattling fight identified the fish straight away which was another very small brownie.
" Feels a better one this does John .
I was well chuffed.
We gave it another ten minutes. John lost two fish and I struggled for a bite after the dace.
That suited me fine as I liked the look of the smooth bend anyway. We both fished the bend together for a while as it was a long run and were both fishing within a minute. I was the first one into the fish, a nice brownie of around a pound and John was in one on the next trot down, another brownie a little larger than mine.
John was itching to get to the sunken tree peg and up sticks after that fish.
That sunken tree peg has got to hold a chub or two “
This is one of the very first
" Pearlescent Feather Inlay Irwell Stick I have made and is still going strong. 😉
"On the drop "
to entice a take from a sneaky chub hopefully. The float had just settled when it absolutely fire under and it took me by surprise a little to be honest. I met the bite with a solid right to left strike, the old Acolyte arched right over and I was into a belter.
“ Dam it " . . . . . .
I had a little play about letting the line go slack for 30 seconds then applied more pressure to no avail. The time had come to pull for a brake when all of a sudden I could feel the fish kick and then come free . . . . .
This would be a cracking fish to kick start our Yarrow chub campaign.
I was clutching at straws a bit though to be honest . . . Lol
John was buzzing.
I can't wait to catch that fish. It would raise some eye brows in the angling world I can tell ya !!!!!!!!
TTFN . . . .
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