Bagged out – first day on the rivers!

Was Nick’s first time on the fly in the rivers, having spent previous trips on the lakes. This was a top steam wild brown 2+lbs excellent condition and first for the season on the Blue Damsel. Ray on hand with the net.

Playing the big one

Targeted wild brown

Next hook up – this time on the mayfly emerger.

Another top wild brown – Nick amazed at the size of the fish in such shallow runs!

Top team effort, Nick on the rod – Ray with the net.

The day was an early Christmas present from Nick’s wife and the plan was to gradually increase the degree of difficulty for Nick during the day to maximise his faster water introduction – with five to hand (all on the dry), a couple dropped and some fast water misses, it turned out a top day.

It is always rewarding when all goes to plan!