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  1. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    In answer to your question Steve, its all relative to the rivers conditions as well as temperature in early spring, but we only have the odd fish through Waddow if the river is low as it has been, with the last running water on March 31st. Looking back at the counts for the last five years...
  2. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Morning all. For those of you who like to keep a record of any fish movements up the Ribble I have the latest counts through the fish counter at Waddow. In Feb we had 6 fish counted up and 4 fish down. The up counts were 3 fish under 4lbs and 3 fish over 4lbs. In March we had 16 fish up...
  3. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    In reply to a few of your points. Our sea trout night fishing is always, or mostly, when the river is low and the temperature not too high. Naturally under these conditions the flows lesson and the fish which have been holding in the runs will move into and cruise round the deeper part of the...
  4. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Morning Pete. You have to book through me and depending where you are going, top or bottom, you need a car parking key. If the top beat ie Winkley you don't need a key apart from going in the cabin there. The bottom beat is where the locked car park is. This information you should have...
  5. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Now that's a fly I've had a lot of sea trout on, when I used to night fish for them. I used to tie them on Wilson low water singles in 8 and 6
  6. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Pete. My choice would be my 15ft Clan , but that's me, My friend who knows the water well and has fished it for years, always uses a light 13ft 9 Shakespeare Scandi with a matching Skandi line, but he is a brilliant caster and like me pushing on in years so its easier for him, plus he fishes it...
  7. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Hi Boo. Good to see an Osprey, would make my day as well. How did your friend like the new waters not heard from him. F.
  8. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Fraid not Paul. Its the other club I'm a director of.
  9. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    This is just up your street Pete. It fishes well when the water in the pools your used to have gone. More fish hold down there as well and some pools that will suite you once you learn the waters. fishes a lot better in low water, hence the reasoning for the exchanges
  10. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Heard of three fish, none of them seen or confirmed as fresh springers. The first was hooked on a spinner just on dark and was lost round a snag after 45 mins in the dark. Another fish took hard but the fly was hanked up round the leader. The third was lost but could have been a big sea trout...
  11. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    I believe there may be a few rods available this season, or there was. Ring the keeper Martin James mobile 07779473798
  12. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Hi Paul long time no see ! hope your keeping well and still pulling them out?
  13. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    All the information you require is in the Stop Press on the RFCA web site home page.
  14. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    I agree its confusing and misleading to call trout sea trout by that name when clearly they are rainbows, but I think they can use it as these rainbows may have been reared in salt water farms. I've seen some of the top chefs cooking "Sea Trout " menus but when you look they are clearly...
  15. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Could it be that sea trout are farm reared as are the salmon? I must admit I've not heard of a sea trout farm reared but if the fish are all a standard size could be a possibility. Maybe one of the Scottish lads could provide the answer.
  16. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    That would be good Andrew, just park up and walk up the field and flick a size twelve Verminator double across the Scar pool, or walk up to the weir and cover the lie in the middle of the pool as I've done countless times in the past with great success. If catching a Ribble springer was just...
  17. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Morning all. I have just received the fish counts through Waddow for the first month of a new season. We had 4 fish counted up and 2 fish down. The 4 up were fish under the 4 lb and we had no fish over 4 lbs. Thanks for your comments Andrew. I try to make my T&S river reports as positive as...
  18. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    This was in the early 70,s when fish ran upstream earlier to get away from all the toxic waste coming down the Calder. We have mentioned this in detail in earlier posts. Those were the days when we had litterly dozens of fish every year. The keener lads lost count of just how many.
  19. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    February 22nd Low Moor it was about 25lb on a Yellow Belly Devon a bait no longer in favour but a great one for springers.
  20. Ribble Rod

    Ribble 2021

    Andrew. Its correct that in the past, and given a very wet early spring, fresh fish could be landed, and have been, as far up as the Foss, actually in the pool itself in late March and April. Without actual tracking its impossible to be accurate and say that these same fish moved back down the...
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