Khan Emin

Thornwood on the fly  

Started off tying on a white fly sort of a small silver fry imitation a few awful casts later I actually saw some improvement with getting some distance!

With no luck on the white fly I changed to a sinking bloodworm and after two casts I was into a lovely little rainbow trout which got away very quickly after a photo

Moving round the lake I tried going after some big brownies and tigers that I saw surface and they obviously new I was a novice because they made sure to nip and follow every cast but not take the bloody fly just to spite me

Changed over to a black and gold fly which was a slow sinker and slowly pulled it in and boom a lovely rainbow again probably just over a pound which was a lovely again lovely fight and jumping everywhere like the water was a bouncy castle! Another cast and again I was into another beautiful rainbow around 3lb 

Wandering around having a few more casts and losing a big fish which looking like a big tiger trout. 

But it’s all a learning curve at the end of the day but as the trout season draws closer I’m very much looking forward to getting out and casting a fly around!

But to everyone out this weekend I wish you the best of luck and hope you catch the fish of your dreams!

Cameron Harris Coarse Lure River

Big Chub CANNOT Resist This Lure!

This was the last day of my two days off and I decided to pop back down to the new mark id found on my river where the sea trout was. I wasn’t expecting another trout but in the back of my mind, I was hoping violently hoping for it to happen. id armed myself with the Salmo minnow 5cm again in “minnow” pattern to match the baitfish and I was super impressed with it on the day before and again it absolutely crushed everything that came in its way.

10 mins in and on the same corner that I had pinned the sea trout the day before another gleaming bar of sliver crushed the minnow putting up a super hard scrap and diving into weeds to try and get off the hook, ill be honest it did scare me a few times! Eventually, I just about managed to get her into the net and it was a lovely soldier of an adult chub maybe 4lb in weight brilliant!

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The rest of the fishing was quiet even some of the shoals had moved on I swiftly got to the “chub corner” section of the river where I surprisingly couldn’t hook Into anything no one was home! As I continued down the river and reached the shallow and fast water my mind instantly thought of trout so I retrieved the lure quickly so it was smashing its way along the bottom and I managed to pick up another trout! I learnt from yesterday where I hooked into about 5 brown trout and lost them all was that the rod tip had to be kept low to avoid the trout coming to the surface and shaking the hook.

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I had been getting quite wound up for the rest of the day after getting into a few snags and close calls so I packed up and decided to call it a day.

unfortunately, the footage corrupted and I lost all of my video files so I cant make a youtube video but be sure to check out my channel anyway there are some good things coming soon.

Cameron Harris Lure

Trout Fishing In Town Centres!

So a while back I went fishing with a mate in a local town with a river that has prominent trout running through it. I was still pretty new to the ultralight fishing scene so was using a 4000 size sea fishing reel on a 1-7g UL rod don’t know what I was thinking! We had been going all day visiting different bits of the river with lots of trout showing we were struggling to hook up! The river, sorry chalk stream is a shallow 2ft stream with lots of weeds and unfortunately due to the places location lots of litter and shopping trolleys.

We had spent the morning getting lots and lots of bother from the residents who insisted we weren’t allowed to fish there despite us talking to the EA and therm giving us the all-clear. We were threatened with having the police called on us but it didn’t worry us because we knew we were in the right. By the end of the day, we must have had 10 encounters of people coming and giving us bother despite us being quiet and doing something we enjoyed.

At the first spot after what must have been 20 minutes of searching and casting I got a follow from two fish, I had already cast over this point a couple of times so I assumed they must only have been wanting the spoon because there was competition for food with the second trout showing up. We decided to move on because of all of the bother we were receiving.

After we moved closer to the town centre first cast my bud had a small brown trout after him telling me “fish, fish, fish” I didn’t really believe him but when I walked over there he actually did have a brown trout on the bank.

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If you’d like to see the mind blowing encounters we had with these people then watch it here!