Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Fly fishing


I was aware that fly fishing took place on the River Aire around Saltaire but I have never actually seen a fisherman until the other day. He was standing just downstream of the weir beside the New Mill. I gather there are brown trout, grayling and chub in the river. I wonder if he caught anything?

I imagine all fishing is suspended again, as we've had continuous heavy rain in Yorkshire (indeed across much of the country) for three days and nights now, with high winds too. They say we've had two months' rainfall in that time! There is a flood warning out on the River Aire and the situation is bad on the River Wharfe around Otley and Ilkley. Saltaire won't flood (not from the river anyway, maybe from the drains!)) as it's higher than the river, but Roberts Park might, and there are areas along the other side of the river that are low-lying and designed to allow some flooding.

8 comments:

  1. Apparently, the worst of the weather is over, but you have to feel for those people who are now faced with the cleaning up after the floods.

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  2. I love fishing. It gives me a lot of time to think. A sort of meditation.
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  3. That is bad news. I'm glad that you are safe from flooding. I wonder what happens to the fish when rivers flood.

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    1. I never thought of that... I suppose they get left stranded when the floods recede, unless they have some mechanism that warns them to get to the bottom of the river and stay there.

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  4. Of, if only we could have some of your rain here. Crazy weather we both are having with disastrous results for both. A few weeks ago I spent a mornng with a friend, he fly fished, I took pictures of his artistry!

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  5. I have always thought it would be fun to watch someone doing this!

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  6. I know it's no comfort but here in Belgium the weather is also very bad, lot of rain and storms, many houses were damaged and lots of trees fell !

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  7. Hope you get some sunshine very soon!

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