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ABOUT THE FISHINg

   
   

 Hi Everyone, 2018 Season, Week Nineteen, well it looks like summer is here now, with no significant rain for weeks, water levels are very low, the only chance of any sport are the deep pools in the Waterfalls or Sandy Mire, Grey Duster, Kites Imperial, Knotted Midge and the F Fly are all good Dry Flies on the  Ingleton waters. With traditional wets like Partridge and Orange, Snipe and Purple etc, for just below the surface, plus weighted Nymphs to get down to bottom feeding fish. On a recent visit to Sandy Mire I managed to catch a brace of beautiful River Doe Brownies, both on a size 14 John Story, as wild as the wind. Thunderstorms are forecast up to the weekend with local flooding, hopefully the Western Dales will receive some of this very welcome rain.  IC.

Please note that both Kingsdale and Chapel-le-Dale are now Catch and Release, and Fly Fishing only, Thankyou.  IC     

The Twin Rivers, Twiss and Doe, start high up in the fells, as they meander across their respective valleys, Kingsdale for the River Doe and Chapel-Le-Dale For The Twiss, it's hard to imagine the power of the glaciers that carved out these two now quiet and peaceful places.
 With just sheep as company, the curlew and lapwing calling across time, it's an idyllic way to spend a warm spring day or beautiful summer's evening.
     But if that sounds far too lazy and old arm chair, come and take the waterfall challenge, with almost three miles of tumbling cascades, deep rock pools, heady waterfalls and crashing cataracts, Ingleton waterfalls are the real thing for the adventurous, mobile, angler, armed with a trusty six to eight foot, two to four weight, a few flies, scoop net and good strong boots or waders, you'll never have as much fun legally. There are pools up here that have hardly been fished, and brownies that have never seen an artificial fly, think you're hard enough ? Or skilled enough? Come pocket water fishing on the Doe and the Twiss and find out! Oh and don't forget the inflatable vest!
     Below the A65 after the twin rivers have joined under the viaduct to form the River Greta, they have morphed into a wider, slower and more sedate flow, still quick by lowland river standards, but here are long, slow glides, to test the presentation skills of the best dry fly man or woman. Deep rock strewn pools hiding the big returning River Lune brownies, or the shy and wily sea-trout, perhaps as the trout season comes to a close, a mighty King of fish the Atlantic Salmon, if your luck's in.
     It’s fly fishing only and Catch and Releasefrom the top of Beezley Fall on the River Twiss, with the same rule on the River Doe from the top of Thornton Force, but below you can use worms and after the 1st August you can spin. Barbless hooks only, and that's about it.

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