Expecting A Take

The flyline sits in quiet expectation upon the water surface.

Somewhere below the Chironomid works it’s magic in about 20 ft of water.

Will the fish see it? Will the fish take it? All is hope and trust that you have done everything right and all the possibilities have converged to the one inevitable. The line will shoot forward and the strike will set the old Hardy pulsing as the Trout ( hopefully a Kamloops ) tries to regain freedom.

It doesn’t realise it’s eating qualities or it might fight harder, but I have no wish to kill it. It is enough to convince the Trout to take the nymph, enjoy the fight and marvel at the brilliance.

The scenery is superb as the sun shines upon the trees by this BC lake and the Osprey has put in an appearance.

Who could ask for more?.

Wading And Fishing In The Okanagan

Photograph and Article submitted by Kelowna Trout Angler, BC, Canada

Here we stand in the beautiful water of the Okanagan. In front of us the depth drops down to about 2m, but there are fish down in the depths.

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Someone on the bank said there are few fish to be caught from the lake. Little did they know. My Grandson in the fore-ground has returned 2 Rainbow Trout and we have lost count of the Suckers we’ve sent back. Our big problem is how to catch the very large Suckers and Carp we have seen swimming in and out of the weeds in front of us.

At present we are using silver spinners in the style of the ever trusty Mepps. When the fish get suspicious a change is made and a small coloured artificial worm is added to the single hook.

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Taking the rod to Alberta….

With rod in hand and belly boat deflated in the boot, your fearless editor has taken off, trying to avoid the 40 degree heat of the Okanagan to try his hand at a couple of lakes in Alberta, stopping off at the Calgary Stampede.

Photos to follow, keep sending the articles and the photos, our webmaster is working them onto the site.

Tight lines and screaming reels!

The Fisherman

A bright little Perch to the fly…

Note And Photo From:- Kelowna Trout Angler

A great little fish to start the season. The sun shone and the water sparkled as I paddled around in the V-boat, with wonderful birds in the reeds, the odd Beaver raising it’s head and an Osprey diving for it’s supper. Great.

The Start of Something Interesting….

OK, folks, here it is.

I’m just getting my head round this, so bear with me for the weekend, while I take a crash course in blogging. I’m assured it’s simple, so being a simple fisherman, I will go with the flow!

If you want to contribute photos and articles, email me at editor@fromthewatersedge.co.uk

Or if you want to just leave comments or discussions, click the links at the end of the post you are looking at. You’ll get used to it!

Stay tuned folks!

The Fisherman