Fishing the tiny River Medlock and beyond

Fishing the tiny River Medlock and beyond

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Shower dodging

I returned to the Meddy today for a prolonged morning session. On arrival I knew instantly it was going to be a tough morning. The clouds were getting darker and the river was as low as I have ever seen. You could see the bottom right across the river in most places and the water was crystal clear. Every swim looked to be full of minnow.
I did manage to catch a couple of  trout in the lulls between rain bursts, but aside from watching three good sized chub move up and down a shallow run, there was no sign of the bigger stuff.

The most interesting moment today was when there was a flurry of activity in the foliage on the far bank. Out ran a whole family of ducks frantically heading for the water followed closely by a fox. The fox stood and stared as the ducks swam for their freedom. On spotting me reach for my camera the fox retreated into the bushes, too quickly for me to get a shot.
No fishing planned  this weekend, although that could change .

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