An opportunity to host good friends on the river today was an alternative way of enjoying the festive Jubilee weekend away from the partying hustle & bustle that otherwise ensued locally.
A refined Royal sausage breakfast to start the day: Warren, myself, Richard and Lord John of Hoban
Warren plays mum today and sets fire to his barbeque, reminiscing of his days as an arsonist in a previous life and ever hopeful of being a pyro-technician in a future one… gawd help us!
The fish are to be fed promptly at 11.30… thus the dun has arrived
followed by a rare hatch of the Yellow May………… Duck!
Richard fishing the lower canopy bathed in glorious sunshine
John in the middle reaches looks a little less than conspicuous as he’s sprinkled with a light shower
Super angler Warren in the upper canopy tempts a wild beauty to his new spinney fly pattern
The mayfly are more intense as the day and temperatures progress… fish are keenly on the fin
Richard on a generic Mayfly pattern touches yet another wild inhabitant
It’s a hatch of 10ft #2 weights so I drift in between stealing a cast at every opportunity whilst the guys are otherwise pre-occupied… eating… drinking… spotting rising fish etc.
We end a glorious day mesmerised by a spinner fall high above the river…
ruddy smart these mayfly! (ma’am)
Enjoy the remainder of the extra Bank Holiday weekend if you’re able, especially if fishing.