Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Best of the season so far

I had my best fish of the season at the weekend - this River Eden beauty was a tubby 19 1/2 inches (50cm) and weighed in at 3lbs 6ozs. These fish don't turn up too often on our local waters, I'm usually fortunate enough to get one each season so it will probably be my best of 2010 - but you never know.

The river is down to it's bones but it just goes to show that there is still some good fishing to be had. This beauty, like most of my other big river browns taken over the years, was caught on my favourite method, the upstream nymph.

As usual, the fish was safely returned after photographs and weighing.

6 comments:

Midgeman said...

Beautiful Brown! It had to make for a great day....

Bigerrfish said...

Great looking fish! one to remember for a while..

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Gaizka said...

Congratulations for the capture is a nice fish!!.
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Dustin's Fly Box said...

Those are some great pics and fish! You got a new follower

The Jassid Man said...

Beautiful trout in it's natural habitat.

Have fun and enjoy being in EDEN,
M.O.

Geoff Johnston said...

Thanks Jassid Man... Modern Dry Fly Code is one of my favourite reads, penned by Mr Marinaro, one of anglings greats.