Haven’t been able to get out fishing for nearly a month but finally got out for a few hours up at Forgue Fishery yesterday and boy was it worth it.
We got to the fishery for about 12ish and on arrival, we were greeted with one of the ponds frozen right over but the main 2 were ice-free (think this was due to the two swans keeping the water agitated so not able to freeze over) and we had clear blue skies and temperature of about -1 and not a breath of wind. There were 5 others on the fishery and within minutes of arriving seen people hooked up so things looked great from the off.
Connor (my future son in law) and I both decided to fish the bung and fish with the fly I was there to test out and within 3 casts I had hooked and lost my 1st fish it then went a bit quiet for about 40 minutes with just the odd nibble but then Conner change to a 6ft leader only about a foot and a half more than me but that can make all the difference and today it did.
Connor was instantly into a nice Rainbow of about 3lb as for me I had a nice brown trout and then decided to go deeper like Conner and instantly it made the difference take after take but taking really soft but my bung flies are so good the soft takes we can see instantly and the only down point with them is you want to change the depth your fishing you have to do a complete tippet change but worth it due to catch rates on them.
I was off to a wee lead 3 fish to 1 but Connor came back and before long we were both on 7 each but my luck was about to end after catching one more brown trout and taking my tally up to 8 I landed up having a tangle my own fault but as it was quite dark by then and me not having the right glasses with me I could not tie up another bung leader so went on to the intermediate with a lure (had this rigged up already) more on this later.
Conor continued on the bung and he also had a very nice brown trout and in the end, Conor landed up with 14 and me on 8 so well done to Conor for finally beating me only taken just over 2 years lol
Back to me fishing the intermediate I need to practice what I preach keep telling people if you are getting pull after pull and not hooking fish check your fly as you might have broken the point and yip you guessed it I was getting loads of pulls on the intermediate using a glow in the dark beaded white mop fly on one of the 1st casts I accidentally hit Connors Landover with the hook on my back cast and it wasn’t until we left I found I had broken the point off my hooks so practice what you preach lol.
Once more great few hours at a great fishery with good company can’t be beaten apart from hopefully in the next few months I will be joined with my old man after his recovery from his heart op.
Forgot to say we only had about an hour or so with the nice sunny winter’s day as the fog rolled in but never stopped the great fishing lol.