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ABOUT THE FISHINg

   
   

 Hi Everyone, 2018 Season, Week Ten, well it looks like summer is here now, with no significant rain for 3 weeks, water levels are low, May being the month of the dry fly, surface activity has increased considerably as we have moved into the warmer days of May, Grey Duster, Kites Imperial, Knotted Midge and the F Fly are all good May Dry Flies on the  Ingleton waters. On a recent visit to Meal Bank Quarry I managed to catch a brace of beautiful River Twiss Brownies, both on a size 14 Kites Imperial as wild as the wind, third and forth  fish of the 18 Season. The Ravens seem to have moved on, but a Buzzard was upsetting the resident Jackdaws last night, spotted a Green Woodpecker as I was returning to the car, after a frustrating fishing trip, plenty of fish rising, in the low water, and I hooked 3, but they all escaped. Oh well, better luck next time.   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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