WHAT OUR CON­TRIB­U­TORS ARE DO­ING THIS MONTH

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Contents -

DAVID THELWALL

After a lack of fish­ing this sum­mer, Der­byshire Wa­ters re­porter David plans to visit the rivers Dove and Der­went. He's also look­ing for­ward to a day on Lady­bower Reser­voir, which he has or­gan­ised for Thorn­ton Fly Fish­ers. Weather per­mit­ting, the club should en­joy pro­duc­tive boat fish­ing at what is a mag­nif­i­cent up­land venue.

PETER GATHERCOLE

Faced by tough con­di­tions, pho­tog­ra­pher Peter has been weather watch­ing. It has paid off with suc­cess­ful dawn starts to beat the heat on Eye­brook and Grafham reser­voirs. He has also en­joyed a trip to the Eden, get­ting great scenic shots and im­ages of the river’s beau­ti­ful brown trout.

DAVY STIN­SON

Drowes and Melvin cor­re­spon­dent Davy has fin­ished sal­mon fish­ing this year but in­tends to round off his sea­son by trout­ing on loughs Erne and Melvin. If con­di­tions are suit­able he will also have a day on one of the most scenic loughs in north-west Ire­land, Glen­car, try­ing for a sea-trout. He has planned a trip to South Uist, too.

LOUIS NOBLE

The Welsh Dee's cool wa­ter has al­lowed con­trib­u­tor Louis to fish reg­u­larly for trout and grayling, some­thing he promised him­self after re­tir­ing from guid­ing. He's also now heav­ily in­volved with in­ver­te­brate mon­i­tor­ing on the Dee, deep­en­ing his knowl­edge of en­to­mol­ogy, which will doubt­less manifest it­self in his fly-dress­ing.

FRANK HEN­DER­SON

Deveron re­porter Frank has mostly given the river a miss since early June due to a lack of wa­ter and high tem­per­a­tures. His yearly visit to the For­glen beat on the river saw him fish late in the evenings. The brown trout re­fused to play, but he did man­age a sea-trout of 2lb.

MIKE HANDYSIDE

Now tem­per­a­tures have fi­nally cooled, con­trib­u­tor Mike is en­joy­ing catch­ing brown trout and grayling in the Welsh bor­ders. He has caught sev­eral over-sized sal­mon parr on th­ese out­ings and is keen to in­ves­ti­gate whether they are "pre­co­cious" (sal­mon that never mi­grate to sea) or are a re­sult of the ex­cep­tional sum­mer.

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