Due to the forecasted windy weather instead of going to Stocks and fishing from a boat, we retreated to the not quite as windy Raygill fishery near Colne. There are two trout lakes and two course lakes at the fishery a well stocked shop and a cafe that serves great all day breakfasts. The fishing was a challenge, the constant crosswind and rain making life a little uncomfortable and fishing a bit complicated. If you could get your fly in the water however, there were plenty of fish to be had in the shallows. Most of us wet our nets with a fish or two by the end of the day and we all agreed that this place is worth another trip in milder conditions.
|There are a couple of boats for hire, but it was definitely a no go today.|
|Go on Mike you can do it!|
|Best fish of the day from Dave at 3.5lb. And I was reliably informed that it fought its fins off.|
|The fly you need to catch a 3.5lb Raygill fighter.|
|When the weather got too much, we entertained ourselves by feeding these beauts with trout pellets at 20p a shot.|
|As usual Phil had a few|