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one of the larger ones caught; day 1 on the River Nidd at Summer Bridge.
one of the larger ones caught; day 1 on the River Nidd at Summer Bridge.
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the bigger trout were busy assuring the future, but this little gal splashed about near the bank in a patch of sunshine and made us think of spring.
the bigger trout were busy assuring the future, but this little gal splashed about near the bank in a patch of sunshine and made us think of spring.
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sunny morning, handsome fish--life is good! River Ure at Masham.
sunny morning, handsome fish--life is good! River Ure at Masham.

Report at a Glance

General RegionYorkshire, England
Specific LocationSummer Bridge and Masham
Fish Caughtgrayling and a couple of wild brown trout
Conditions & HatchesNovember: temps 45-50, cloudy, cold, and a little windy with some sun, rivers a little high from rain three days before, water "peat-stained" but clear. hatches surprisingly continuous, small olives and some caddis as well as some unexpected yellow mayflies. first day many rises, second day only a very few.

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CaseyPNovember 19th, 2012, 8:21 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
added two rivers to my Yorkshire life list: Ure and Nidd. trout season was over so we were after grayling. they seem to live in the bits of the river that the trout don't: quieter water at the tails of pools and the end of riffles, mostly. they like nymphs down on the bottom, but they can be caught with dries as well.

if you would like the name of the guide and a link to his really great web-site, shoot me a PM.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
SofthackleNovember 20th, 2012, 12:22 pm
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Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
Casey,
Great photos. I'd love to go there, someday!

Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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Jmd123November 26th, 2012, 3:09 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2480
Wow, that looks like a fun trip! Some "natives" there, back in the "Old Country"!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
MartinlfNovember 26th, 2012, 9:50 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 3057
Beautiful fish, Casey. Thank you for sharing these photos!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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