A Perfect End To A Rather Short Trout Season

100926 - A Typical Home Stream Brown Trout
Spotted, white-tipped perfection from the ‘Home Stream’ (Click to enlarge).

Morning. 7am. Dressed for another day at the office at the beginning of October…the end of the Trout Season.

Fishing gear meticulously placed into car for post-work fishing trip…work gear hastily thrown into passenger seat. Day progresses painfully slow. Still tired from late night fly tying. 500ml’s of caffeine-based energy drink administered. Heart palpitations follow. Web and .NET application development  blur slightly, with thoughts firmly focused on this evening’s fishing.

2.00pm. Cash-in acrued overtime. Freedom. Run to car (run is a lie…’walk hastily’ is more apt). 110mph journey to fishing location (110mph is a lie…’within speed limit’ is more apt).

Park. Don fishing gear. Eat lunch consisting of shitty sandwich in approximately 3.7 seconds (3.7 seconds a lie…).

River-side…finally. A deep exhale. Everything slows…Rod…Dry fly…Trout…Perfect.

What folllowed was a night of fishing on the lower river, far from the upland tumbling stream that I know and love. No camera, but fish, lots of fish, all appearing to head for the hills and showing the early signs of spawning colours.

The weekend that followed, however, was the true end to my trout season, and two glorious days spent in fantastic company with Geraint, Mostyn, and Dan, fishing the streams which I class as my primary ‘home’ and ‘away’ waters.

A belated n’night Trout Season, and happy spawning.

A perfect end…

Saturday…

Day breaks on the River Honddu, and we have a few interested companions…
100925 - Day breaks on the River Honddu

Grizzle fishes the tails…
100925 - Grizzle Makes A Cast

A perfectly conditioned, wild Honddu brown trout…
100925 - A Prime Wild Honddu Brown Trout

Sunny but cold, Autumn is here…
100925 - Sunny But Cold

A beauty in spawning colours for Mostyn…
100925 - A beauty for Mostyn

Dark and shaded; Mostyn creeps his away behind a fish…
100925 - Dark & Shaded

Cold but not cold enough, olives are plentiful throughout the day…
100925 - Cold but not cold enough, olives are plentiful

Spawning colours, but what an adipose fin…
100925 - Spawning colours, but what an adipose fin

The Day’s end, and a visit to the fantastic Skirrid Inn
100925 - The day's end, and a visit to the great Skirrid Inn

Sunday…

The beautiful home stream…
100926 - Home Stream Beauty

Uncle Mozza drifts a fly down a good looking food lane…
100926 - Uncle Mozza fishing a likely food lane

A typically beautiful ‘Home Stream’ brown trout…
100926 - A Typical Home Stream Brown Trout

An image I’ll remember…
100926 - An image to remember

A cast is made…
100926 - Uncle Mozza drifts a fly through a likely looking food-lane

Another beauty returned…
100926 - Another beauty returned

Autmn asserts itself…
100926 - Autumn Asserts Itself

A path of green, and the hike to the upper stream…
100926 - A Path of Green

The affects of Autumn…
100926 - More of Autumns Affects

My goodbyes to the Upper Home Stream …
100926 - The Upper Stream

Goodbye until March 2011…

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